6-3 Transition Period

Six months or less is allocated to the transition period for an AMP consolidation.

For an originating AMP, the transition could begin with the first day the gaining facility cancels collection mail from the losing facility. Outgoing mail volumes, personnel, equipment, and transportation to support consolidated operations should be in place at the gaining facility.

For a destinating AMP, the transition could coincide with the first day that logistics for internal mail are in place for the gaining facility to process mail for the losing facility. Logistical changes affecting external mail from drop shipments will be reflected in Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) labeling list change(s) and published in the Postal Bulletin.

For an AMP involving both originating and destinating distribution, the transition period is limited to six months.

To ensure employees understand potential impacts and available protections, reassignments and/or excessing will be accomplished in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) and the applicable collective bargaining agreements between the Postal Service and its employee organizations. National-level employee organizations must be notified and local union representatives briefed during the transition period.