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Highlights from the NRLCA Eastern States Conference

Huge Thank You going out to Jerri Michelle Gatewood for sharing her information with all of us.  First a couple of major issues: Convention entertainment: It is with great joy that I announce that after seven years of personal grass…


NRLCA: USPS CONTRACTS FOR NEW SCANNERS (MDDs)

USPS CONTRACTS FOR NEW SCANNERS (MDDs) After several months of testing and evaluation, including some hands-on device evaluation by rural letter carriers, the USPS has contracted with Honeywell International, Inc. to produce the newest version of a handheld scanning device…


Crop Insurance and your TSP

Guest post by David Fielder. David Fielder is owner of Postal Benefits GroupClick below to see all of Davids’s Guest Posts. Click Here We have spent a lot of time with Rural Carriers over the years. Many of you are farmers or know…





Step 4 – Credit when required to scan EVS barcodes

The issue in this grievance concerns proper credit during a mail count when management requires carriers to scan EVS barcodes at the time of delivery. The Parties agree that if management requires rural carriers to scan additional mail pieces with…


Step 4 : Using firm sheets when less than 6 pieces

The issue in this grievance concerns the use of firm sheets in situations when there are less than six (6) qualifying pieces. The Parties agree that when an address receives six or more qualifying pieces in one day on an…


For Consideration from the Workroom Floor

This is a guest post by Dennis Dressler. Dennis Dressler is a regular rural carrier. Click here to see all of Dennis Dressler’s Guest Posts. You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension of not only letters and flats, but of…



Let the games begin

  Let the games begin, because really that is what they are.. Games.. I mean what other time of year are we considered “petty” when we ask for time for things we do EVERYDAY?  These are not fun games, these…


Delivery Person Dog Shaming

      “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” ― Mark Twain Follow Ruralinfo.net’s board Postal/Delivery person Dog Shaming…


Guest Blog: Industrial Study et cetera

Guest post by Older and Wiser. Older and Wiser is a rural carrier.Click below to see all of Older and Wiser’s Guest Posts. Click Here This is how I see it! This blog is another article regarding the Industrial Study and…


Guidelines for Acts of God from the NRLCA

The Postal Service takes a narrow view on Administrative Leave for Acts of God.  They must be general instead of personal, meaning large groups of employees not being able to make it to work. See more information at the links…



NRLCA has adopted a National Member Recruitment Initiative

RAFT (Recruit A Friend Today) National Recruitment Initiative Recruitment Period: December 1, 2013 -June 30, 2014 The National Board has endorsed and adopted a national recruitment initiative called    RAFT (Recruit A Friend Today). This special initiative commenced December 1, 2013, and…