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Mail Count

2016 Mail Count

Unless the parties agree otherwise in the successor Agreement, in 2016, a national mail count will be conducted for twelve (12) working days beginning March 12, and ending March 25, 2016. All routes will be counted except those routes which both the regular carrier and management agree in writing not to count. The mail count will be effective at the beginning of the fourth full pay period following the end of the count period.

Days Until the 2016 Mail Count

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Calculators

Ruralinfo.net Calculators courtesy of Frozen Toes

While these calculators are believed to be reasonably accurate the times may be slightly different from those computed by the postal service. The times provided are an estimate only and provided only as a courtesy. Your official evaluation will be what the USPS calculates with their calculator.

Must have Open Office on your computer to use these calculators Download Open Office

Open Office Calculators

Open Office Long
1453861135_ods-spreadsheet-openofficeMultiple pages. Daily data entry is automatically totaled. Evaluation page looks similar to the one you will receive from your PM

Open Office Short
1453861135_ods-spreadsheet-openofficeOne page. You have to manually add up daily totals. Page looks similar to both the Post Office and NRLCA evaluation pages

Open Office Simple
1453861135_ods-spreadsheet-openofficeOne page.Daily data entry is automatically totaled.No evaluation page,although the calc. will show you the evaluation of the route

Must have Microsoft Excel or a compatible program installed on your computer to use these calculators Download a Free trial of Microsoft Excel

Excel Calculators

Excel Long
1453861121_xls-spreadsheet-excelMultiple pages. Daily data entry is automatically totaled. Evaluation page looks similar to the one you will receive from your PM

Excel Short
1453861121_xls-spreadsheet-excelOne page. You have to manually add up daily totals. Page looks similar to both the Post Office and NRLCA evaluation pages

Excel Simple
1453861121_xls-spreadsheet-excelOne page.Daily data entry is automatically totaled.No evaluation page,although the calc. will show you the evaluation of the route

Minimum Requirements to use these Smartphone calculators

You must have an app installed on your phone that will run spreadsheets.

See below for some suggestions for both Iphone and Android

Best Iphone apps for spreadsheets

The 5 best spreadsheet apps for Android

Smartphone Calculators

Iphone/Ipod

1453862168_appleCalculator Spreadsheet that works on your Iphone/Ipod – Must have Office Plus or similar app to use (See link above)

Android

1453862181_androidCalculator Spreadsheet that works on your Android phone- Must have Office app on your phone (See link above)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I HAVE DOWNLOADED THE CALCULATOR BUT IT SAYS “READ ONLY”.. WHY CAN’T I INPUT INFORMATION?
    The file must be saved to your computer and then opened before you can input information. Save the file somewhere on your computer where you can find it later and then open it again after you have saved it
  2. WHY IS MY EVALUATION DIFFERENT FROM THE NRLCA OR USPS CALCULATOR?
    The time displayed is a “Running Evaluation” . For example : If you had only 1 certified accepted in the 12 days, the calculator would divide 1 by 12 then multiply by 6 ( gets a weekly average”. Then it multiplies that number by the time standards. So your route is averaging .5 certifieds accepted a week
  3. I CAN’T FIND MY EVALUATION AFTER I HAVE INPUT MY NUMBERS? WHERE IS IT?
    Applicable to some versions: Look at the bottom of the spreadsheet, there are tabs. Click on the tab that says Evaluation. You might have to scroll down a little. use the tabs to switch back and forth.
  4. WHERE DO I ADD HOW MANY DAYS I AM CALCULATING?
    The default setting for calculator input is automatic, which means it will auto calculate the days as you input information each day. There is a manual option, but it is not recommended unless you are very familiar with using these calculators
  5. HELP, THE CALCULATOR ISNT SHOWING ANY NUMBERS. ALL I SEE IS #DIV/0!
    It will show #DIV/O until you enter data under the letter column. It uses letter data to trigger the automatic calculation of # of days

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