10 Reasons RRECS is not ready to go live

While of course, I am no longer in the game, I still care what happens to the rural craft and I haven't been out long enough to not know what's happening.

I understand there are those who went up that want their money NOW.   I fully understand that.  The problem is next time it could be your route that has zeros in boxes that should have data.  It could be you pulling up your radar report with data missing.

This thing should have been 100% vetted and tested before it went live.  The should have created a way for carriers to pull up their information. No matter the cost or undertaking. How can you go live with something where one party decides not to release data?  How can you go live with something that devastated over half of the rural routes in the country?

It seems like this was released as a live test.  Lets ram it through and see what happens.  You are playing with people's lives and it should not be happening.

We all know carriers who work 4 hours and are done.  Some think they have been overpaid for years.  Of course there are some routes like that but not 66%.  That is ridiculous.

Some say well the carriers didn't do things right.  That is BS.  There are very good carriers that lost their butts on this thing.  Those that know how to do things.  Those that studied the RRECS info.  That number is just too large to ignore.  66% is a lot.

I know there are many other problems with this that I haven't listed below, but this thing needs to be fixed before you continue using rural carriers as text subjects..

No Transparency

There was no transparency to show carriers HOW their evaluations were determined.  There should have been a way for carriers to pull everything about their route evaluation.  I heard excuses like it cost too much or it is too big of an undertaking.  There is NO excuse.  If you are going to alter someone's pay at this magnitude, a way to show the date should have been first priority. 

USPS can't be trusted

The USPS has not and I believe will not be forthcoming with data.  They have stalled with handing over data time after time.  This will always be a problem with USPS

The scanners are not always accurate

The scanners do not always capture the data as they should.  There are places that have no coverage. The SPM's aren't even accurate half the time.  How can it be used to determine someone's pay?

Safety and Service talks

So many carriers got no credit at all for these talks.  Input of this is dependent on the same management that can't even send in updates to AMS and update 4003s when they should.

Missing data

So much data missing.  Some carriers have zeros where data should be.  Numbers changed from after the mini mail survey when they added missing data. How can one feel confident they are getting a fair evaluation?

Routes with multiple zip codes

Are they getting credit for the additional zip?  Where can they see the information?

The USPS 6-9 am parcel delivery during peak

USPS uses dynamic routes which leaves routes not credited for these parcels.  USPS/NRLCA are currently looking at this as I understand.

Misinformed postmasters

There are so many examples of postmasters telling carriers to just scan the basic 6 scans.  Don't worry about this or that.  While old timers know that PM's don't always know the answers, new carriers will follow an employer's guidance.

Unscanned parcels

There are carriers already being harassed about their unscanned parcel counts.  Something needs to be agreed to on this in order to get correct counts.

52 weeks of data

If you are going to determine someone's evaluation on 52 weeks of data, then you should be able to show them 52 weeks of data.  


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Excellent points for all to use for their disputes and grievances. Thank you as always

I agree 100%!

My route consists of two zip codes and my route is extremely rural with spotty service. They say I’m only delivering 79% of my route, however the one zip code is about 31% of my total route. I don’t think I’m getting credit for both routes. I have pre paid acceptance for parcels that are never showing up. My route is 96 miles long and they say I should be able to do it in 6 and a half hours. I have no way of knowing if anything is correct, and have no way of checking.

I think the only fair thing to do is give those who went up their new evaluated time and those who went down shouldn’t be adjusted until after data is shown and after the next mail survey. This would make everyone in our craft happy for now.


Why is it most offices got cut 10 percent and more BUT a local office with a new postmaster and whose relatives just happen to be at the top of the management ladder every carrier went up. This is all politics the post office and the nrlca were in on this

Ten reasons you are absolutely right. We need to grievance this. I was told we needed to wait until it was implemented or it would sit there. But if we wait I believe their hoping most won’t bother or like you said they’ll shove it through

And to add and probably the most important one. NO training on ALL scans for every rural carrier and RCA. NO data should be counted until everyone is properly trained and data can be reviewed daily/ weekly by the carrier and management!

How do you see radar I have 850 addresses and my rought was a 45k and dropped to a 39h we also have a guy that was a 45k drop to a 35h and we aren’t getting any answers of how our roughts dropped as an office from anywhere between 6 and 18 hours