Rural carrier aids fallen customer

In her first month on the job, Rural Carrier Associate Michelle Walker was delivering in a remote area on her route in Milton-Freewater, OR, when she heard a faint cry for help. At first, the postal employee couldn’t pinpoint where it was coming from. When the cry was repeated, she was able to follow it … Read more

Compensation for Additional Trips

On June 2, 2023, the USPS and NRLCA agreed to modify two pre-arbitration settlements, specifically case #C95R-4C-C 98023318, which involves compensation for rural carriers when required to perform an additional trip to the street due to mail that could not be accommodated on the first trip, either due to the volume of mail or the … Read more

Rural mail carriers worried about dramatic pay cuts

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Some rural mail carriers in the Lowcountry are concerned about a dramatic pay cut that recently went into effect. They believe the cut in pay means issues with mail not being delivered for days due to a lack of available employees could get even worse. “A lot of carriers have lost … Read more

Rural Carrier jumps into action at sign of fire

Rural Carrier Associate Johanna Dehl was delivering on her route in Adell, WI, when she noticed smoke streaming from a customer’s garage. The postal employee parked her vehicle, ran to the house and opened the front door. She screamed “Fire!” and called 911. The customers weren’t home, but she could hear two terrified dogs. They … Read more


Rural letter carriers across United States, including in Oklahoma, are dealing with a new work structure that they say affects their hours and pay. After significant pushback and delay, rural mail carriers will see their first severely cut paycheck on May 26. The union protecting those carriers, The National Rural Letter Carriers Association , has filed a … Read more

Customer credits rural carrier with saving life

When Rural Carrier Brandon Webman was out delivering on a snow-covered back road in Chichester, NH, last winter, he saw a customer ready to greet him at the end of his driveway. As the man moved toward his mailbox, he slipped and hit his head on the ground. Webman immediately contacted emergency medical services, who … Read more

Rural carrier assists woman after fall

Rural Carrier Fran Geisler was delivering to the home of a customer in Hooper, NE, when she noticed the mail from the previous day hadn’t been picked up. Geisler, who knew the customer had mobility issues, knocked on the door and called out. “I need help,” came the reply. The elderly woman had fallen the … Read more

Access Issues with LiteBlue

There have been some concerns over the past week regarding difficulties employees are having accessing LiteBlue at the local level. About 10% of logins are failing for a multitude of reasons, including incorrect password, new device and location, and known bad IP address. For the new device/location, CISO did make a change to loosen the … Read more

Bill introduced to Rename Interlachen Post Office In Honor Of Pamela “Pam” Rock

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Kat Cammack (FL-03) and Congressman Aaron Bean (FL-04) introduced legislation to rename the Interlachen, Florida, post office in honor of U.S. Postal Service carrier Pamela “Pam” Rock who was tragically killed last year while delivering mail in northeast Florida. Rock, 61, was fatally attacked by a pack of vicious dogs when her USPS vehicle … Read more

UPDATE to Second Trip Compensation via NRLCA

UPDATE to Second Trip Compensation:  All loading time for second trips will be done on the scanner; the only additional pay connected to the Second Trip will be the newly agreed to  three (3) minutes per mile and any additional EMA if you drive a POV  (effective May 6, 2023).

Rural carrier’s actions help uncover tragedy

Rural Carrier Maci Myers was delivering mail in Cyril, OK, last winter when she noticed a little girl wandering outside a residence. While it wasn’t unusual for Myers to encounter children on her route, she sensed that something wasn’t quite right. She stopped and asked the girl if she was OK. The postal employee was … Read more