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Dexterdaisy
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what “other suitable allowances” do you get I  your office?

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Posted : February 12, 2018 4:24 am
CurrentResident
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I'm interested too.

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Posted : February 12, 2018 11:30 pm
btdtret
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Dexterdaisy -- "what “other suitable allowances” do you get I  your office?"

--  It has been a while, but at the office pre-count meeting, we'd agree to a "standard" to be used for riffling DPS trays.  That reduced the time a counter would be other wise occupied and not able to attend to other carriers in his/her section of the work floor.

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Posted : February 13, 2018 2:20 am
overit500
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Btdret - What time was given?

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Posted : February 13, 2018 9:48 am
dhoward541
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We're getting a set time for edit book and case maintenance each week. 

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Posted : February 13, 2018 12:29 pm
btdtret
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overit -- It has been a few years.  Probably 10 or 15 seconds per tray.

--  The "standard" time worked well( for us any ways ) as during count, DPS seems to become "excellent" or "pristine".  Seldom any sections out of order or for another route as happens during the rest of the year.

--  For a while our office had letter sorting machines right on the work floor, so we'd go get the trays when called by the machine operator.

--  Later when all sorting was done "down town", we'd still do the 10 or 15 seconds per tray for riffling time.

--  But on occasion, the DPS trays would arrive just stacked atop on another in GPC's ( General Purpose Containers ) without shelves.  And sometime spread over two or more GPC's.   That's when we got "Search & Rescue" Time -- actual time - to seek and  gather the DPS Letter trays.  We never had DPS Flat trays, so don't know if that happens to DPS Flats -- any one??

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Posted : February 13, 2018 12:33 pm
dhoward541
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Oh, and we get 2 min and 30 seconds each week for when our route has to close up on Sat

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Posted : February 13, 2018 12:34 pm
btdtret
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dhoward541 --  "We’re getting a set time for edit book and case maintenance each week. "

--  We got actual time for Edit Book work each week.

--  If you are getting a set time for case maintenance, all power to you!!

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Posted : February 13, 2018 12:45 pm
Oi veh.
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dhoward541 said
Oh, and we get 2 min and 30 seconds each week for when our route has to close up on Sat  

That's too low.

Should be at least 5 minutes.  🙂

btdtret said 
--  It has been a while, but at the office pre-count meeting, we'd agree to a "standard" to be used for riffling DPS trays.  That reduced the time a counter would be other wise occupied and not able to attend to other carriers in his/her section of the work floor.  

There's an app for that now.  They put in your DPS number and the program figures out riff time based on EOR numbers.  We are being told to double check the figures.  🙂

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Posted : February 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Oi veh.
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@dexterdaisy - I get whatever my route is due.  🙂  This is non-negotiable.  Fight for your rights - we leave money on the table when we don't.

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Posted : February 13, 2018 2:52 pm
btdtret
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Oi veh et al -- "There’s an app for that [ riffling time ] now.  They put in your DPS number and the program figures out riff time based on EOR numbers.  We are being told to double check the figures.

--  When we had letter sorting machines in our building, the clerks running the machines told the carriers there could be more than one EOR.  So make sure you have the absolute last EOR for count purposes.

--  We had an agreement with manglement that 421 pieces in a DPS tray would be the office "standard".   If a "standard" is used to other offices, probably the "standard" is different.  At least it gave something to check against.

--  If the EOR indicated 2,800 DPS letters and the carrier was looking at 8 full DPS trays, time to alert the counter and manglement.   Of course, the thickness of the DPS letters sometimes played a part.

--  By all means, double ( and triple ) check figures if they are not close.  It's your pay check at stake.

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Posted : February 13, 2018 3:27 pm
D.B.Cooper
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Oi veh. said

That's too low.
Should be at least 5 minutes.  🙂

btdtret said 
--  It has been a while, but at the office pre-count meeting, we'd agree to a "standard" to be used for riffling DPS trays.  That reduced the time a counter would be other wise occupied and not able to attend to other carriers in his/her section of the work floor.  

There's an app for that now.  They put in your DPS number and the program figures out riff time based on EOR numbers.  We are being told to double check the figures.  🙂  

Can you elaborate on either of those points... I've never gotten 5 minutes for Saturday duties... and, how do they calculate riffling time???  I was thinking about just asking for 15 seconds per tray...  Confused

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Posted : February 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Oi veh.
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I close every day M - F.

This is how we did my time study back when we first became an RMPO.

Time starts when key first hits the lock.

2 locks on outside door, 1 lock on vestibule door.  Set down all your equipment and mail.  (this part you have to stop the clock - separate out your accountables and fill out your 3821, start clock) Take your accountables, 3821, stamp stock, arrow key, whathaveyou over to your lock box, bag with rotary lock - whatever secure method you have (what do you mean, your office doesn't have one?!!?!?!?!? Check your book for close duties and make those bozos comply), lock up your stuff, lock vestibule door, lock both locks on outside door, stop clock.

I will have to go get my notes for the riff formula.

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Posted : February 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Oi veh.
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Riff formula:

EOR divide by 215 x 15 divide by 60 = total riff time in minutes column 17

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Posted : February 13, 2018 5:07 pm
gotstamps
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Oi veh. said
Riff formula:
EOR divide by 215 x 15 divide by 60 = total riff time in minutes column 17  

BUT... it's actually supposed to be a timed function, checking beginning, middle, and end of each tray for order and if any sections seem out of place or not yours. Riffle time also includes looking for your trays & moving stacked trays if and when necessary.

Our office has over 50 total routes and the trays can be on any of the multitude of racks that come in OR in the "overflow area" if not found elsewhere. 

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Posted : February 13, 2018 5:39 pm
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