ELM Revision: Postmaster Convention Leave

Effective June 27, 2013, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) to reflect the policy change from January 14, 2012, regarding discontinuation of administrative leave, which was previously allowed for career Postmasters who wished to attend Postmaster organization conventions.

Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM)

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5 Employee Benefits

510 Leave

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519 Administrative Leave

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[Revise the title of 519.6 to read as follows:]

519.6 Special Events Postal Service Invitation

[Delete the section title for 519.61 and the text for 519.62 in its entirety (519.6 should read as follows):]

The postmaster general, deputy postmaster general, or chief operating officer may approve the use of administrative leave for spouses or guests who are postal employees when they are invited by the Postal Service to attend a special event. The invitation from the postmaster general, deputy postmaster general, or chief operating officer must include the spouse or guest attendance as well as the allowable period of administrative leave authorized for the specific special event. The invitation must be attached to the PS Form 3971 and submitted to the spouse’s or guest’s supervisor in advance of the leave.

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We will incorporate this revision into the next printed version of the ELM and also into the online update available on the Postal Service™ PolicyNet website:

n Go to http://blue.usps.gov.

n In the left hand column under “Essential Links”, click PolicyNet.

n Click Manuals.

(The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet® website is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.)