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1,202 Mail Handler Assistants to be Converted to Career Fulltime Regular

On March 28, 2022, the NPMHU and the Postal Service reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide for additional Mail Handler staffing by converting an additional 1,202 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later than May 21, 2022. These career conversions to fulltime regular will occur in 42 installations throughout the country. A full copy of the memorandum and list of installations with the number of conversions that will take place in each listed installation is available at 

As set forth in the MOU, the Postal Service has agreed to convert 1,202 MHAs to career status, in the listed installations, by May 21, 2022.  In exchange, the parties agree to extend the exception period for the continued employment of MHAs (those hired for reasons unrelated to COVID-19) in excess of the 24.5% installation cap, in the listed facilities until June 3, 2022. MHAs hired in excess of the 24.5% installation cap for COVID-related reasons remain subject to a separate MOU.

Additionally, the parties have agreed to a joint Question and Answer document addressing and affirming the parties’ mutual understanding and interpretation of the provisions contained in this MOU. The Q&A document is also posted on the national website at Please do not hesitate to contact the National CAD should you have any questions.


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