One dead following Madison County car crash

Christina Nichole Bustamante was an RCA in Toney, Alabama HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – Authorities have identified a woman who was killed in car wreck near Huntsville Tuesday morning. A two-vehicle crash occurred at 9:30 a.m. on September 22, claiming the life of an Ardmore woman. Christina Nichole Bustamante, 40, was killed when the 1992 Jeep … Read more

Rural carrier saves stranded customer’s life

Covington, WA, Rural Carrier Zenaida Purganan was making deliveries in the neighboring city of Kent last Christmas Eve when she heard a customer yelling for help inside a residence. The woman indicated she’d fallen in her shower and couldn’t get up, so Purganan immediately called 911 and remained on the scene until emergency responders arrived. … Read more

NRLCA – Overpayment of Retroactive Supplemental Pay (8127 Time) Adjustments to Appear on October 16, 2020 Paychecks

We have been notified that 3910 regular rural carriers were overpaid as part of their retro-active contractual payments received on May 15, 2020. The error occurred in the calculation of retroactive increases to be applied to supplemental pay (8127 time) received by regular carriers during the retro-active back-pay period of PP19-2018 though PP17-2019. Instead of … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through December 31, 2020

UPDATED September 15, 2020 Click the following link to view/download the signed MOU confirming the extension of the MOUs listed below: Agreement to Extend COVID-19 MOUs ———————————————————— The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through December 31, 2020: Temporary … Read more

NRLCA – A Note on Presidential Endorsements

As the November election draws closer, members have been contacting the national office asking if the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association has endorsed a candidate in the presidential election. Our members come from all walks of life, working in nearly every corner of rural and suburban America. The NRLCA has never endorsed a candidate during a … Read more

Regular Carriers Working Monday, September 7, 2020

There is NO agreement between the NRLCA and USPS pertaining to regular rural carriers volunteering or being required to work on the upcoming holiday, Monday, September 7, 2020. There is no proper contractual method to compensate regular carriers for working their own route or any other route or providing any sort of package delivery on … Read more

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave – Understanding How Leave Impacts Retirement and TSP Deduction

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provided employees with two additional types of leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for child care needs. This leave benefit became effective April 1, 2020, and continues through December 31, 2020. Since the introduction of the new leave types, the Office of Personnel … Read more