Alaska mailman thanks, just want a smooth transition and continuity
to rpm... I think it's first come, first serve...So every first of the month I would stay up late depending what time zone ur in and see what is posted and go for it.
I was also told by my postmaster that postings can be pulled and then reposted for any number of reasons so u may be on the old posting list even though they pulled it so just keep putting in for what u want every month.
So the NBAs office got back to my vice president and the union does recieve a national list of names and what order the individuals have put in for for office. They are logged by time date,name, recieving office, losing office, craft, level. These are recieved by the NBA offices to what I believe is guarterly from national. There are over 25,000 active requests nationaly as of the March 1, 2016 posting. This is probably why the ereasign coordinators don't want to be contacted. Just lots and lots of transfer requests. I was able to see that depending where you want to go some of the lists per office can be quite lengthy. There are many individuals that have been on some of the lists for a couple of years for certain offices, yet there are many offices that dont even have a reassignment waiting list. Infact two of my fellow city carriers asked about certain offices and there were no waiting lists. Also remember to ask in the recieving area if there is an article 12 witholding. This can bring other crafts into play for a carrier slot. If not tough luck for other crafts. Ask your union steward to do some digging for you, and they can get some somewhat relevant info from the local NBA office.
Thanks for info rpm. You said two of your buddies noticed two locations with no waiting list. Do you know if they were big metro areas or like smaller stations? Im selling my house in july and just curious if im wasting my time waiting on a transfer. Cant stay in a hotel forever lol. Especially if they're that swamped. Kinda hoping bigger cities might be easier to get transfered to. Appreciate any info.
It really depends on where you want to go. The more cost of living friendly areas seem to have longer lists. For example Portland Oregon which is a big office multiple stations only has 6 waiting to transfer there. While across the river in vancouver washington (no income tax compared to oregon and its a few minute drive to oregon with no sales tax) has around 40 requests and its a smaller office.