Rural Carrier Associate Martin Hernandez was recently making deliveries in Ferris, TX, when he came upon a customer who’d fallen in her driveway while being attacked by two dogs. The woman’s wheelchair-bound son was nearby but was unable to successfully intervene, so Hernandez safely ended the attack and called 911. He comforted the customer while … Read more
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A postal worker who died at the hospital after being attacked by five dogs Sunday in Interlachen, Florida, has been identified by family as 61-year-old Pam Rock. Several neighbors rushed to help by attempting to pull the dogs off of her and one neighbor shot a rifle into the ground to scare … Read more
Jeremy Bohnert, a rural carrier in Hillsboro, WI, recently encountered two emergency situations while delivering mail in his community. On a rainy day in May, he came upon an older customer yelling for help as she lay on the ground outside her home. Bohnert helped the woman, who had fallen, get back on her feet. … Read more
The RRECS Mini Mail Survey is to be conducted from September 10-23, 2022. Only Random Letters and Flats, Walking Distances, PARS Labels and recurring Miscellaneous Activity not captured by the automated standards, will be measured or counted. Click here for more information and links to useful resources. Mini Mail Survey Presentation NRLCA Mini Mail Survey … Read more
Rural Carrier Timothy Beckham was delivering mail last year in tiny Quitman, LA, when he spotted a customer who’d fallen on her porch. Beckham rushed to aid the woman, who had been stranded for two hours. He safely helped her up, then called police to request further assistance. “The customer said if it weren’t for … Read more
Updated salary schedules reflecting the $2,454 COLA increase for eligible rural carriers are available for download here. The salary increases are effective August 27, 2022 and should appear in paychecks dated September 16, 2022.
ALBANY – An Albany resident died in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday afternoon 11 miles north of here in Shackelford County. Robin Detrick Morrison, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene by Shackleford County Judge Robert Skelton. According to a Department of Public Safety report issued late Monday afternoon, Morrison was driving a 2022 Chevrolet … Read more
This temporary, seasonal position will be filled by reemploying annuitant postal employees from Nov. 5, 2022 through Jan. 27, 2023
Today, the NRLCA National Board filed a National Step 4 Grievance over the Postal Service’s continued delays in paying the retroactive salary adjustments due to rural carriers under the 2021-2024 National Agreement.
Pursuant to the release of the July 2022 Consumer Price Index – Urban Wage and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), and in accordance with Article 9.1.E , the third COLA adjustment of the 2021-2024 National Agreement will result in a record $2,454 increase for eligible rural carriers. This COLA adjustment will be effective August 27, 2022 (PP … Read more
The MOU was sent to USPS Labor Relations and HQ Delivery and Field Performance this afternoon with the following instructions: The Postal Service and the NRLCA have signed the attached MOU regarding two temporary modifications to the USPS-NRLCA National Agreement. Beginning Sunday, August 7, 2022, and continuing through February 24, 2023, regular rural carriers may volunteer … Read more
Rural Carrier Amy Fitch was recently delivering mail in Spotsylvania, VA, when she grew concerned about an older customer. The woman had not retrieved packages left on the porch several days earlier, so Fitch stopped to check on her. When the Postal Service employee knocked on the front door, the customer yelled for help. Fitch … Read more
Rural Carrier Theresa Rankin was delivering mail on a frigid February day in Ridgely, MD, when she spotted an older woman walking out of a creek. Rankin immediately stopped to check on the woman, who was disoriented and said she wanted to return to the creek “to meet my friend.” The USPS employee called 911, … Read more
On August 1, 2022, the USPS and NRLCA signed an MOU on Rural Route Territorial Adjustments. The parties recognize that there is potential impact to rural route evaluations resulting from the implementation of the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS). To limit this impact and ensure that routes are evaluated accurately during the first year … Read more
As of today, we have successfully mapped over 97% of our rural routes in the new RRECS system. As we are working to implement RRECS with a mini mail survey in September, we are now at a point where we need to pause work on rural route adjustments and overburdened routes. Every time we adjust … Read more