The UPS Policy Book with Integrity: Session 2: Preface Part 1

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Last time I gave an overview of the UPS Policy Book, reviewed the cover and asked 3 questions.

    The last session was viewed by 1572 on the Brown Cafe and there was 36 replies on that discussion thread.

    The preface is divided into 5 sections. A preface, by definition, is a preliminary statement in a book by the book’s author or editor, setting forth its purpose and scope.

    The first section of the Preface tells who should use the Policy Book it, how and when it is intended to be used, and why it should be used.

    Managers and supervisors worldwide.

    It should be used to guide work activities and decisions.


    It will help everyone understand things that must be known to carry out responsibilities and interact with everyone that comes in contact with the company.

    The introduction and the first section of the Preface make it clear that the book is directed at management employees.

    Questions for discussion:

    If all UPSers are required to know and follow the policies then, why is it not distributed to all employees?

    Do you see your supervisors and managers using or referring to the Policy Book when addressing issues in the work place?

    Any input will be respected and appreciated.

  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's not in my contract.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    It is not intended for viewing by the unshaven.
  4. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    who said we {ups'ers}are required to know these policies?hourly employees work under the contractual agreement,a far more important book imo.
  5. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    I'm not sure I understand your point.

    Are you meaning because the UPS Policy Book in not referenced in the contract you are not obligated to adhere to UPS Policy?

    Can you please elaborate on this so I can more fully understand your point?



    I see nothing in the Policy Book that excludes a UPSer based upon your stated criteria.

    If this exclusion exists can you please let me know in what document I can find it.


    bigblu 2 you,

    I actually haven't gotten there yet, but since you asked. I correct myself, the word used is actually important, not required.

    I will be going over this in an upcoming session but section 5 of the Preface states the importance for all UPSers to understand UPS policies.

    It would make sense for this because UPSers do have to deal with each other, customers and others.

    Do you feel the contract and the UPS Policy book are mutually exclusive to each other?

    I don't think they are.

  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I would like a copy of the policy book. I started to print it out one time at work, but they ran out of paper and I couldn't find anymore. Then next time I tried, I was told no. I still have some pages of it, though.

    I went online at home to try and it wasn't available at upsers. Is it still there? Anyone?
  7. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    In other words , I think the MEMBERS are saying F#%& your policy book , thank you have a nice day .
  8. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    It should be used to guide work activities and decisions.

    Perhaps UPS management ( I use the term management VERY losely ) only reads this as they need a " how to " book to know what to do ( I use the term management VERY losely ) and hourlies need not read it because we no longer have the ability to make our own decisions ( management point of view) as we are only hitting the streets 9 hours a day making contact with customers and have intimate knowledge of our route and some of us even have a college degree and high IQ and great people skills. :peaceful:

  9. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    UPSers. You can download both of them.

    Hmmmm, that's interesting. I just looked. Code of Business Conduct is there but I don't see Policy.

    BTW - you should look at that as well. Very interesting reading.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Back in 98, when I went into part-time management, I was given a copy to read through. It wasn't a huge book by no means, but It was detailed and expressed the way Jim Casey expected us to treat employees and each other. Thankfully I got out of management to drive. UPS has turned employees into numbers now which makes the policy book null and void. Thats how Ive been feeling the last 3 years.
  11. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    Do you see the UPS Policy Book being used on a regular basis?

  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest


    What I mean by this is that I follow the contract. This policy book is there contract and they don't follow it or the national master or regional supplements.

  13. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Pesonally I looked through the policy book. Because I found it to be in my self interest. I've always wonder why one female could get away with stopping the belts. While I was getting yelled at for stoping the belts becuase I was going blown out. After asking questions I have discovered that part time sup is dating an hourly on the same sort. Read the Policy book and found out UPS does not allow management and hourly dating on the same sort. For me I found that interesting. I'm sure there other thngs I could uncover if I knew the book in detail.
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    But there in love.
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    What about dating your loop brother?
  16. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    This may be how you feel or your opinion, but I don't see any evidence to support your statement.

    It is not my policy book. It is the UPS Policy Book.

    I hope you have a nice day also.

  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I didn't know UPS had a policy book nor did I care. Why the obsession?
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Its the type of thing a person may do who speaks for the downtrodden masses who cannot do so for themselves.
  19. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    A hero or heroine?
  20. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    It is not huge. It is 61 pages.

    I see no evidence that the UPS Policies are null and void.

    Just because a company is full of individuals who violate policy does not render the policies null and void.