Mail carrier (RCA) killed in single-vehicle accident

  Hopkinsville, KY – A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Herndon-Oak Grove Road. Christian County Coroner Scott Daniel identified the victim as 48-year old Robin Jean Kennedy of Clarksville, who was employed as a carrier for the Oak Grove post office. She had been headed east … Read more

Postal worker (RCA) dies in crash in Milan Township, MI

MONROE COUNTY, Mich. — Troopers from the Monroe Post of the Michigan State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Toledo man Thursday. Troopers say Robert Golde, 69, of Toledo was driving a United States Postal Service truck that was involved in the crash with a black Camaro driven by … Read more

Appointment of Dwyer to Fill Miller Seat on NRLCA National Board

from NRLCA.org   As you may be aware, Committeeman Johnny Miller has been dealing with some serious health issues recently. In order to prioritize his treatment and recovery, he resigned his position on the National Board effective November 16, 2020. In accordance with the National Constitution, when there is a vacancy on the National Board, … Read more

RCA aids customer stranded in driveway

Rural Carrier Associate Christian Perry was recently delivering mail in Aliceville, AL, when she spotted an older customer in apparent distress outside his home during a rainstorm. The man, who had fallen in his driveway, was trying to climb into his truck parked there, and he was slumped over the driver’s seat when Perry saw … Read more

Open Season is Coming – November 9 to December 14, 2020

The 2020 Open Season runs from November 9 to December 14, 2020. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Unless you have a Qualifying Life Event during the remainder of … Read more

Rural Carrier general Wage Increase Set for November 21, 2020

from NRLCA In accordance with Article 9.1.A.3 and Pay Schedule Adjustment MOU dated 8/13/2019, effective November 21, 2020 (PP 25-2020), the basic annual salary schedule (Tables One and Two) in effect on March 3, 2018, with proportional application to hourly rate employees, shall be adjusted upward by an amount equal to 1.8% (1.0%, Article 9.1.A.3 … Read more

When customer falls, RCA is there to help

Deer Isle, ME, Rural Carrier Associate Tiffany Limeburner was recently delivering mail to a 98-year-old customer in nearby Stonington when a serious mishap occurred: The woman fell, striking her head on the floor and scraping her arms. Limeburner safely helped her get up and into a kitchen chair, then alerted local Postmaster Stephanie Black, who … Read more

Regular Carriers Working Sunday, November 1, 2020

From NRLCA We have had several inquiries about compensation for regular carriers who volunteer to work this Sunday and are asked to carry the full or partial route delivering mail and parcels. The NRLCA and USPS are in agreement that proper compensation is actual hours worked at the OT rate as per this MOU. We … Read more

Clarification from NRLCA on Collecting Ballots

The Stand-Up Talk linked below went out to the field from USPS Headquarters. This is a change to a previous directive that mandated carriers to stop at all delivery points on October 29-31. As you will read, rural carriers should continue to stop and collect mail at all boxes with the flag raised, as usual. … Read more

USPS releases 2020 Christmas Pay Procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2020 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 5, 2020 (Week 1, Pay Period (PP) 26–2020), and ends Friday, December 25, 2020 (Week 1, Pay Period 01-2021). During this period, certain timekeeping and pay rules apply. Timekeepers, including postmasters, supervisors, and other employees responsible for rural carrier time and attendance recording, must become … Read more

NRLCA – Assistant Rural Carriers (ARC) MOU 13 and Implementation Guidelines

Due to the continued increase in parcel volumes throughout the country, the U.S. Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to modify Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 13 of the 2018-2021 USPS-NRLCA National Agreement and the corresponding Assistant Rural Carriers (ARC) Implementation Guidelines cited in the MOU. These modifications/updates have been … Read more

2021 NRLCA Southwest Area Conference (SWAC) Canceled

Due to the rise in COVID-19 numbers, your SWAC board has made the decision to cancel the 2021 conference. This decision was based on the rising numbers of the virus in most states and our concern for the safety and well-being of you, our fellow members and families. This decision will not cost us the … Read more

Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Customer Signature Service – COVID-19 Response and Prevention

As cases of COVID-19 continue to be confirmed across the country, we are keeping the safety and well-being of our employees as our highest priority. We are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments and are implementing additional measures to help maintain social … Read more