I was informed late Friday that our Back Bay office would not be undergoing mail count and route inspection on Monday as scheduled.  While this would normally be greeted by the Branch with great delight, as usual I was again left with a sour taste in my mouth.  

As referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC National Agreement, the December period during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable consists of four consecutive service weeks.

This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-17—Week 2 (Dec. 2, 2017) and ends Pay Period 01-18—Week 1 (Dec. 29, 2017).