USPS Self-Service Profile (SSP) Passwords Need to Be Reset as of April 24, 2022

The Postal Service is revising the information security policies related to the employees’ password criteria for their Self-Service Profile (SSP). The self-service password created in SSP is used to access a range of resources, including LiteBlue, Postal Ease, ePayroll, eRetire, eOPF, eReassign, ldeaSmart (external), and HERO (external). Strong and unique passwords act as the first … Read more

Rural carrier keeps troublesome toddler safe

Rural Carrier Wendy Pollard was recently delivering mail in a Comstock Park, MI, subdivision when a little boy startled her. She had stopped at a mailbox when the 3-year-old ran toward her vehicle, climbed through the driver’s window, tumbled into her lap and grabbed the steering wheel, refusing to let go. Pollard immediately turned off … Read more

MOU Allowing Regular Rural Carriers to Volunteer to Work on Sundays or Provide Assistance on other Rural Routes to Expire March 25, 2022

The NRLCA has been notified that the U.S. Postal Service was not willing to extend the below MOU, which allows regular rural carriers to volunteer to work on Sunday and also volunteer to provide assistance on other regular routes in the office. This MOU therefore will expire on Friday, March 25th, 2022. The NRLCA was willing to extend this … Read more

2021-2024 NRLCA-USPS Tentative National Agreement Has Been Ratified

Pursuant to Article XI, Section 4 of the NRLCA Constitution, the Ratification Committee has completed the tabulation of ballots and reports that the 2021-2024 NRLCA-USPS Tentative National Agreement has been ratified by a vote of 15,431 to 6,126, or 72 percent voting in favor of ratification.  A more detailed report from the Ratification Committee is posted below … Read more

Rural Carrier rescues customer stranded in garden

Rural Carrier Associate Karrie McCullouch was recently making deliveries in Croghan, NY, when she noticed an unfamiliar dog outside a residence. She then heard someone yelling in the distance and thought it may have been the animal’s owner calling it home. However, as McCullouch started to drive off, she saw an older customer lying on … Read more

New RRECS Overview Slide Presentation and other RRECS Resources

The following Slide Presentation provides a brief overview of the history and development of the RRECS System and its importance to the future of rural carriers and the evaluated system. Further updates and explanatory presentations will be coming soon. Download and read information at New RRECS Overview Slide Presentation and other RRECS Resources

EMA Rate to Increase 3.0 Cents/Mile Effective March 26, 2022 (Pay Period 08-2022)

On March 10, 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2022 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 257.803, an increase from the November 2021 Index of 249.64. Therefore, based on the February 2022 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

Rural Carrier helps customer who fell in yard

Rural Carrier Associate Susan Thompson was delivering mail on a blazing summer day last year in Mount Vernon, TX, when she heard a customer yelling for help. Thompson rushed to aid the woman, who had fallen in her yard an hour earlier and lost all feeling on one side of her body. The Postal Service … Read more

Past NRLCA National President Gus Baffa passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022

Past NRLCA National President Gus Baffa passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 6, 2022. A proud native of Brooklyn, NY, Gus Baffa served in the U.S. Navy in the late 1950s and early ‘60s prior to his postal career. After his military service, he became an 18-wheeler trucker hauling specialty items, including explosives. Even in … Read more

NC Rural Carrier dies in accident on the job

The carrier, Melanie Shultz (age 46, married with 2 kids) was delivering from her Catawba, NC post office when she was hit by another vehicle. The other person’s vehicle was traveling at approximately 77 mph when it hit her. The other driver is believed to have been suffering from a medical condition…either in a diabetic … Read more

Rural carrier braves hornets to save customer’s life

Rural Carrier Kaci Hough was recently delivering mail in Raleigh, MS, when she arrived at the home of an 89-year-old customer who uses a walker. She instantly realized there was an emergency: The man was being swarmed by hornets. Hough rushed to his aid, dispersing the insects and guiding him to safety. The Postal Service … Read more

Customers praise rural carrier for help on slippery day

Rural Carrier Stacey Dolan was delivering mail on an icy day last year in Litchfield, CT, when she came upon two customers in a moment of crisis outside their home. One had slipped and fallen and couldn’t get up, and the other was unable to assist. Dolan rushed to their aid and safely helped the … Read more

From NRLCA – What to Do If Your Ratification Ballot Is Missing or Damaged

If a member fails to receive a ratification ballot package after a sufficient amount of mail processing time has passed from the February 7-9, 2022 mailing date, or your ballot has been damaged, please call the NRLCA headquarters office at 703-684-5545 and the receptionist will direct you to someone who will provide you with assistance.

Rural carrier saves injured customer’s life

It was Certified Mail that brought Rural Carrier Megan Husby to an older customer’s door one day last summer in New Richmond, WI. As she approached the man’s residence to get his signature, she spotted him lying on the ground in his front yard, mail scattered around him. Husby rushed to assist the man, who … Read more