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February 14th, 2024

Calls for increased rural postal service staffing grow louder

Across the country, and especially in rural parts of Missouri, staffing shortages at the U.S. Postal Service are being blamed by some for delays in mail delivery. Some postal carriers say the lack of staffing hampers the ability to split overloaded routes and is at the heart of the issue affecting prompt mail delivery. Bryce Shanklin, a rural letter carrier …

This rural carrier heard her name being called by a customer who had fallen in his yard

Rural Carrier Sandra “Marlene” Faulknor was delivering mail recently at a home in Dalton, GA, when she heard screaming. The cries were indecipherable at first, but she soon realized she was being called by name: “Marlene, help me, please!” The Postal Service employee followed the voice down the home’s driveway and found the older customer on the ground in the …

From NRLCA - Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Effective March 9, 2024

Pursuant to the release of the January 2024 Consumer Price Index - Urban Wage and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), and in accordance with Article 9.1.E, the sixth and final COLA adjustment of the 2021-2024 National Agreement will result in a $353.00 increase for eligible rural carriers. This COLA adjustment will be effective March 9, 2024 (PP 2024-07). All COLA adjustments are …

From NRLCA - Error Concerning Accumulated Sick Leave for Des/Act 79-0 RCAs

The NRLCA was notified this afternoon that at the start of the new leave year, some sick leave tracking fields were not reset for Des/Act 79-0 RCAs.  This resulted in the SL balance in PP 03 including the total amount of SL earned in 2023.  The error was discovered and IT corrected the tracking fields over this past weekend for …

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