Mail Count

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Only the union can support you in a grievance against the USPS or with an official disagreement of your mail count. This page is here to help make things a little easier to find, but under no circumstance does this page or website claim to be an official avenue for your dispute with the USPS. Only your steward can officially help you. This page or the website “Ruralinfo.net” or any branches of the website are not affiliated with the USPS, the NRLCA or any State or local unit. A grievance or disagreement can only be pursued through the NRLCA and official NRLCA stewards.

Mail Count is over.

What happens now?

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.

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MAIL COUNT DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION

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.

Open Office Long

Multiple pages. Daily data entry is automatically totaled. Evaluation page looks similar to the one you will receive from your PM.

**Must have Open Office on your computer for this calculator to work.

Open Office Short

One page. You have to manually add up daily totals. Page looks similar to both the Post Office and NRLCA evaluation pages.  

**Must have Open Office on your computer for this calculator to work.

Open Office Simple

One page.Daily data entry is automatically totaled.No evaluation page,although the calc. will show you the evaluation of the route.

 **Must have Open Office on your computer for this calculator to work.

Excel Long

Multiple pages. Daily data entry is automatically totaled. Evaluation page looks similar to the one you will receive from your PM.

**Must have Excel on your computer for this calculator to work.

Excel Short

One page. You have to manually add up daily totals. Page looks similar to both the Post Office and NRLCA evaluation pages.

**Must have Excel on your computer for this calculator to work.

Open Office Simple

One page.Daily data entry is automatically totaled.No evaluation page,although the calc. will show you the evaluation of the route.l

**Must have Excel on your computer for this calculator to work.

Iphone/Ipod

Calculator Spreadsheet that works on your Iphone/Ipod.

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

Android

Calculator Spreadsheet that works on your Android phone

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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

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.

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

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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