NRLCA releases National Work Hours Reports

From NRLCA The NRLCA National Board has decided to make the National Recap Reports available to the membership via the NRLCA web site. Please understand that this National Recap includes every rural route on which a regular carrier worked that pay period. If no regular carrier worked the route, the route is not included in … Read more

COVID – 19 Decision tree with NRLCA position and Q and A

USPS will be informed of a rural carrier testing positive either by a public health authority or by the carrier themselves. A carrier who tests positive is not required to provide that information to their supervisor but should provide it to the health unit or District OHNA (Occupational Health Nurse Administrator). COVID 19 Decision Tree … Read more

NRLCA President Stutts Writes Letter to President Biden Addressing Postal Employees’ Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dear President Biden, As president of the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, which represents over 130,000 rural letter carriers employed by the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) who deliver the mail in rural and suburban communities throughout the United States, I write to express my concern that rural letter carriers, and other employees of the … Read more

Customer in crisis thanks rural carrier for friendship

Rural Carrier Debbie Penn was making deliveries last winter in Frankfort, KY, when she grew concerned about a customer whose mail was piling up. Penn alerted authorities, who checked on the woman and found that she was in dire need of assistance — struggling to survive in freezing temperatures without electricity or sufficient food and … Read more

From NRLCA – Arbitrator Affirms Union Position on Annual Leave

From the NRLCA Recently, an Area Arbitrator affirmed the NRLCA’s position and reiterated our rights under Article 10.2 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Being able to take our annual leave on the days we want has always been very important to rural carriers. Our contract says that you should be granted annual leave in accordance … Read more

Rural carrier renders aid to injured customer

Rural Carrier Tiffany Goff was recently delivering mail to a residence in Jasper, FL, when she heard an older customer yelling for help. Goff spotted the woman lying on the ground outside and rushed to check on her. The Postal Service employee found the customer covered in insects after falling several hours earlier near an … Read more

USPS focuses on rural carrier program

The Postal Service is celebrating its lead-sharing program for rural carriers with its third annual Rural Reach Day on Jan. 24. Because this year’s Rural Reach Day falls on a Sunday, USPS districts will hold events throughout the week to thank rural carriers for participating in the program, which has brought in nearly $728.9 million … Read more

2021 NRLCA Eastern States Conference (ESC) Canceled

The Eastern States Conference (ESC) scheduled to be held at the Holiday Inn in Grantsville, Pennsylvania from March 26-28, 2021 has been canceled. We, the board of the ESC, feel that—with the surging number of COVID-19 cases—we would be remiss not to cancel. We value the health and wellness of our membership and their families. … Read more

Customer thanks rural carrier for help after tumble

Rural Carrier Elizabeth Fields was recently delivering mail in McCrory, AR, when she spotted an older customer lying on the ground outside a residence. The woman, who uses a walker, had fallen two hours earlier while doing yardwork, sustaining cuts on her forehead. Fields rushed to help her by calling her son and rendering first … Read more

Clearing up the confusion on COVID leave for postal workers

Informational post by I am seeing a lot of confusion about the current state of COVID leave for postal workers.  I wanted to try to clear up the confusion On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief … Read more

NRLCA – Liberal Changes of Schedule and Leave MOU Extended

The March 23, 2020 MOU which temporarily expanded the use of Sick Leave for Dependent Care and implemented a liberal leave policy has been extended to March 26, 2021. The MOU expanded the use of Sick Leave for Dependent Care to allow employees to use their sick leave for unexpected childcare needs as a result … Read more

UPDATE: NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through March 26, 2021

UPDATE: December 22, 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 March 26, 2021: Temporary … Read more

NRLCA – Emergency Salary Advance

It has come to our attention that we have carriers that are not being paid properly and, in some cases, not being paid at all. The manager is then claiming they cannot give the carrier a salary advance and in many cases this is just not true. The rules for a salary advance were addressed … Read more