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 my hope that all of our tasks, especially those often lost to those outside of … Read more

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 below: 1.  Click here for Act of God information from the NRLCA 2.  Click here … Read more

USPS and Entrepreneurship

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! Sometimes, I feel like I’m at a real disadvantage in this job. You see, I am that new breed of rural carrier. I worked many … Read more

Step 4 : Unlocking Doors at Intermediate Post Offices

The issue in this grievance concerns the proper credit during a mail count for unlocking doors at intermediate post offices. The parties agree that when rural carriers are required to unlock doors at intermediate post offices, additional credit in column 17 may be appropriate. Whether additional time is warranted is a local matter based on … Read more

An Open Letter To All Rural Carriers

Guest post by Mike Shue. Mike Shue is a recently retired rural carrier.Click below to see all of Mike Shue’s Guest Posts. Click Here Sunday December 1st, 2013 – An Open Letter To All Rural Carriers For me, today is the day that all rural carriers who chose to make a career of the Postal Service strive … Read more

OWCP or Bust

GUEST BLOG BY DK Note: This is one carrier’s experience navigating the maze of OWCP. This is not intended to be “official” advice. What is OWCP? The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to certain workers or their … Read more

District steps up Micromanaging efforts

GUEST BLOG BY VOCAL RCA USPS management personnel from district offices in Tampa are visiting various offices performing dismount audits, remeasuring dismount distances for rural carriers and implementing set trip allowances. Team members from district, performing the audit, are showing up unannounced. They are following rural carriers in a government vehicle and reconfiguring data that … Read more