X Days and Relief Days

Article 9.2.C.F THROUGH 9.2.C.K

f. Except as provided in item i. below, regular rural carriers on the relief day work list who work the relief day will select one of the following options:

(1) An X day (a day for working a prior relief day) to be immediately scheduled by mutual agreement between the carrier and the Employer. The scheduled X day must be with- in the next twelve (12) weeks. PS Form 3971
will be completed for the mutually agreed X day and the scheduled X day will be given the same consideration as approved annual leave.

(2) Compensation at 50% of the carrier’s daily rate of pay, in addition to receiving an X day within twelve (12) weeks as scheduled by the Employer.

(3) Compensation at 150% of the carrier’s daily rate of pay. The carrier will not receive an X day.

g. Except as provided in item i. below, regular rural carriers not on the relief day work list who are required to work the relief day will receive compensation at 50% of the carrier’s daily rate of pay, in addition to receiving an X day within twelve (12) weeks as scheduled by the Employer.

h. The Employer will not allow a regular rural carrier to work a relief day in accordance with their personal wishes when a qualified leave replacement is available in the delivery unit.

i. Without recourse to Article 8.5, the Employer may allow a regular rural carrier to work on his or her relief day in order to grant the leave replacement scheduled to serve the regular’s route, the day off, provided:

(1) The leave replacement has submitted a written request to be non-scheduled or to have leave on the regular’s relief day;
(2) The regular rural carrier has signed the request, thereby indicating agreement; and
(3) The regular rural carrier and the Employer have agreed that compensation for working the relief day will only be an X day to be immediately scheduled by mutual agreement.

The scheduled X day must be within the next twelve (12) weeks. PS Form 3971 will be completed for the mutually agreed X day and the scheduled X day will be given the same consider- ation as approved annual leave. A part-time flexi- ble rural carrier is not entitled to the route’s evaluated hours for any day the Employer has granted his or her request to be non-scheduled.

j. During the period that starts with the beginning of the guarantee period through the end of the designated Christmas period, a regular rural carrier who works the relief day and is entitled to an X day, must be given the X day as scheduled by the Employer within the same pay period in which the relief day was worked.

Regular rural carriers shall be prohibited from scheduling a previously earned X day from the beginning of the guarantee period through the end of the designated Christmas period. If the X day is not received with- in the same pay period, the Employer will compensate the regular rural carrier 100% of the carrier’s daily rate of pay in lieu of the X day.

k. If, for any reason, an X day is not received within the twelve week period in accordance with Subsections f.(2) and g. above, the Employer will compensate the regular rural carrier 100% of the carrier’s daily rate of pay in lieu of an X day.
The period from the beginning of the guarantee period through the end of the designated Christmas period is not included when counting the twelve weeks in which an X day must be received.

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