Rural Carrier EMA to increase 4.5¢ to 85¢ – Effective October 9, 2021

On September 14, 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2021 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 241.773, an increase from the May 2021 Index of 229.942. Therefore, based on the August 2021 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

Rural Carrier takes action, saves customer’s life

Jenison, MI, Rural Carrier Kevin Galligan was making deliveries one day in February when he grew concerned about a customer who hadn’t picked up her mail as usual. After getting no answer at the woman’s door, Galligan spotted her lying on the floor in the garage. The customer, who has multiple sclerosis, had been stranded … Read more

Rural carrier gets help for critically ill customer

Hampden, ME, Rural Carrier Elmer Wing was recently making deliveries in a nearby town, Newburgh, when he grew concerned about a customer whose mail was piling up. Wing noticed that the man’s car was in the driveway and the porch light was on during the day, so he contacted the local Post Office to recommend … Read more

Rural carrier aids customer who slipped on ice

Rural Carrier Judy Kehn was delivering mail on a March day in Roscommon, MI, when she heard someone screaming for help and saw an unattended dog wandering around. Kehn stopped and found an older customer who’d fallen on ice in a driveway while taking her pet outside. The Postal Service employee immediately called 911 for … Read more

USPS Issues Revised Face Mask Policy

As a result of the uncertainty with COVID-19 related to the “Delta Variant,” the Postal Service will reinstate our previous face covering policy for all Mail Processing and Logistics, Retail and Delivery, and Vehicle Operations facilities. Mandatory Face Covering Policy Revised 082721

Rural Letter Carriers’ Union Announces $50 Vaccine Incentive

NRLCA announced a new vaccine incentive program that will reward $50 to rural letter carriers who receive or have received a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and are enrolled in the Rural Carrier Benefit Plan. FINAL 8 19 21 RELEASE Rural Letter Carriers’ Union Announces $50 Vaccine Incentive Through Health Benefit Plan

Rural carrier sees house fire, leaps into action

Rural Carrier Heather Fletcher was recently delivering mail in Hanoverton, OH, when she spotted a house on fire. Fletcher immediately stopped, called 911 and ran to the house to make sure residents got out of harm’s way. Firefighters soon arrived to battle the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Rural carrier aids customer hurt in downhill fall

Rural Carrier Shelby Moats was delivering mail in Malvern, OH, one day in January when she spotted an older customer on the ground at the bottom of a hill near his residence. Moats rushed to check on the man, who had fallen and was shivering in frigid temperatures with multiple injuries, including a head wound. … Read more

Georgia rural carrier dies on the route from gunshot

The victim in the early morning shooting has succumbed to his injuries. The victim was a Rural Mail Carrier with the US Postal Service, out delivering mail. The victims name is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently alongside Postal Inspectors and the … Read more

Alert rural carrier saves 97-year-old customer’s life

Norman Bills, a rural carrier from Jamaica, VT, was recently making deliveries when he grew concerned about a 97-year-old customer whose mail was piling up. Seeing no sign of the man at home or in the immediate vicinity, Bills requested a wellness check. Responding police officers conducted a search and found the customer incapacitated at … Read more

Postal worker (RCA) from Georgetown killed in Libuse crash

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) – A postal worker from Georgetown has died following a two-vehicle crash on Philadelphia Road in Libuse on Thursday, August 5. According to Louisiana State Police, Tara Parker, 41, was driving her postal service truck south on Philadelphia Road with another vehicle behind her. That vehicle attempted to pass but Parker shifted … Read more

Rural carrier acts fast to protect customer

Rural Carrier Associate Joshua Murray was recently making deliveries in East Bernstadt, KY, when he saw an older customer chasing after her vehicle, which was rolling away from her. In the process, the woman fell under it. Murray sprang into action, safely got into the vehicle and brought it to a stop, allowing the customer … Read more