The U.S. Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have signed the attached memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the expanded use of assistant rural carriers (ARCs) during the 2019 Peak Season.
During the period beginning Monday, November 4, 2019, through Friday, January 17, 2020, ARCS may be scheduled to work on non-holiday weekdays, in addition to their Sunday/Holiday package delivery and Saturday work.
ARCs may be utilized on weekdays to provide auxiliary assistance to rural routes in the form of package delivery only. ARCs must not be scheduled to case and carry routes or provide auxiliary assistance that includes delivery of mail. Additionally, ARCs may not be utilized to perform service when other rural carrier craft employees are contractually entitled to this work.
ARCs are hired to provide weekend and holiday service and some of these carriers may not have weekday availability. Management may schedule only those ARCs that have volunteered weekday availability.
Click here to view the “Assistant Rural Carriers (ARCs) – 2019 Peak Season” Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)