2021 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Canceled

The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) which was to be held in January 2021 has been canceled. Covid restrictions on the hotel and guests played a major part in the cancellation decision. While the date is several months away, planning the conference is done months in advance. Your SAC Board based this decision on the health … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Allowing Rural Carriers to Volunteer for Package Delivery on Columbus Day

The NRLCA and USPS have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) allowing regular rural carriers to volunteer to deliver packages on the October 12 holiday. The full text of the MOU and a link to the signed document are below. —————————————————————————————————————————————- MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL RURAL LETTER … Read more

NRLCA – House Releases Stimulus Bill with $15 Billion in USPS Funding

House Democrats released a new coronavirus emergency appropriations bill on Monday totaling $2.2 trillion in proposed spending to bring relief as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Of that total, the bill sets aside $15 billion for the Postal Service to remedy lost revenue during the pandemic. Another key component of the legislation would require states to … Read more

NRLCA – COVID-19 Related Absence Return To Work Guidance Update

The USPS has issued the following updated guidance criteria for employees returning to work following an absence related to COVID-19: ————————————————————— September 30, 2020 The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors when an employee has indicated their intent to return to work following an absence related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 … Read more

NRLCA Partners With USPS to Establish Local Election Mail Task Forces

The Postal Service has consistently been rated as the most trusted government agency. However, due to recent changes in operations and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Postal Service has come under close scrutiny by Congress and the media regarding its ability to deliver mail in a timely manner — especially mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. … Read more

Rural Carrier acts on concern for unseen customer

Rural Carrier Slobodanka Cadenovic was recently making deliveries in Williamstown, NJ, when she grew concerned that mail was piling up at the home of a customer who normally retrieved it daily. Cadenovic knocked on the customer’s front door but got no answer, so she checked with a neighbor — who had seen no sign of … Read more

We knew we could do SOMETHING.

We knew we could do SOMETHING. If there’s one thing the United States Postal Service employees are known for, it is service.  It’s the fiber of our commitment to our communities and each other.  Now, more than ever, Postal workers are faced with challenges in meeting that commitment to serve, yet they keep on persevering and delivering … Read more

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

Customer sings rural carrier’s praises for post-fall help

Rural Carrier Arthur Corey had just delivered a package to a residence in Green Bay, WI, one day last year when he spotted something amiss as he drove away. Customer Pat Van Dyke slipped as she went to retrieve the package, and Corey saw her through a storm door, sprawled out on the floor. Corey … Read more