The APWU won an important arbitration case on April 18, when Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that the Postal Service cannot require employees to use forms developed by the Department of Labor (DOL) when they submit certification for leave under the provisions of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Das’ ruling overturned a Postal Service policy, announced on July 6, 2010, that required employees to use DOL forms. The decision was issued in response to a national-level grievance filed by the APWU on Oct. 4, 2010. The APWU FMLA Forms for Self and Family Member are linked below.
1250 hour minimum required in the previous 12 month period. Up to twelve workweeks of annual leave, sick leave, LWOP, or a combination of these. Effective 7/11/11 all FMLA forms are to be faxed to 651-456-6041or mailed to:
HRSSC FMLA - Eastern PO Box 970905 Greensboro, NC 27497-0905