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In memoriam – Sheila G. Rackley – Rural Carrier

  GUN PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities have identified a postal worker who died Monday after her vehicle was hit while delivering mail Monday. Sheila Gay Rackley, 55, was delivering mail to a home when her Postal Service vehicle was…









General Wage Increases (GWI) for rural carriers

In accordance with Article 9, Section 1.A of the 2018-2021 National Agreement, the basic annual salary schedules (Tables One and Two) in effect on May 20, 2018, with proportional application to hourly rate employees, for those employees covered under the…





Rural carrier heroes on the route

Tammy Covietz, Jordan, MN Rural Carrier Tammy Covietz was recently delivering mail to an older customer’s home in Jordan, MN, when the man fell while walking to the front door. Covietz promptly administered first aid to the customer, whose head…


NRLCA: Christmas Period 2019

The 2019 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 7, 2019 (Week 1, Pay Period 26-2019), and ends Friday, December 27, 2019, (week 1 Pay Period 01-2020). During this period, Article 9.2.K., Christmas Allowances and Procedures, of the 2018-2021…


Rural Carrier academy Update 10/28/2019

The USPS HQ Learning and Development has notified the field that the revised Rural Academy curriculum and associated materials are available for use and are to be implemented no later than November 1, 2019. Standard Training for Rural Carriers has…