Regular Carriers Working Saturday, July 4, 2020

There is NO agreement between the NRLCA and USPS pertaining to regular rural carriers volunteering or being required to work on the upcoming holiday, Saturday, July 4, 2020. There is no proper contractual method to compensate regular carriers for working their own route or any other route or providing any sort of package delivery on … Read more

NRLCA: Farewell Postmaster General Brennan

Friday, June 12 will be Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s final day as head of the Postal Service. This morning, she released a statement marking the occasion in which she applauds the men and women of the USPS for their hard work and dedication, saying “[postal employees] are America at its best, and this shines through … Read more

USPS News Break: Staying Connected – PMG Discusses Importance of Diversity, Safety

June 2, 2020 The USPS has issued the following message from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan: ——————————————————— The past several days have been very difficult for a nation already wrestling with the coronavirus pandemic. The recent and tragic events out of Minneapolis have given rise to large protests throughout the country in which, as is … Read more

USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Essential Services During COVID-19 and Recent State and Local Civil Unrest

June 2, 2020 The USPS has issued the below Mandatory Stand-Up Talk for employees. ——————————————————— Essential services during COVID-19 and recent state and local civil unrest Three steps to work through government-imposed curfews and other travel restrictions The Postal Service is continuing normal operations while state and local governments deal with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 … Read more

Memorial Day Message from President Ronnie Stutts

Today, on Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the US Armed Forces. Without their sacrifices, our country would be a very different place. We thank all of our military personnel, past and present for their service and their sacrifices. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start … Read more

CDC Guidance Remains in Effect at All USPS Facilities

As the number of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cases start to decline and reopening activities become more widespread across the U.S., the Postal Service is reviewing its operations to determine where suppliers can be directed to resume on-site deployment activities and contractor presence may need to increase in our office locations. [embeddoc url=”https://www.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-SUT-42_ALL-EMPLOYEES-Supplier-On-Site-Procedures-052120.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]

Assignment of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Vehicles (COTS)

The Postal Service has determined that the Mercedes Metris has proven to be an effective delivery vehicle. As you will see, the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning and some needed safety features. These were tested by rural carriers who normally use their POV on the route and the feedback was very favorable. Two contracts … Read more