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NRLCA Releases Information on Coverage Factor for Rural Routes

The coverage factor established for a rural route has a direct impact on the RRECS evaluation of the route ...

Sunday/Holiday Parcel Delivery Work List Sign Up Period Begins April 13th, 2024

Sunday/Holiday Parcel Delivery Work List posting starts on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 It must be posted through Friday, April 26th, 2024, and will be effective on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 Art. 30.2.P (in part)-An office-wide list will be established for substitutes, rural carrier associates, and rural carrier relief employees who ...

Rural Relief Day Work List (RDWL) Sign Up Period Begins April 13th, 2024

The Rural Relief Day Work List (RDWL) posting starts on Saturday, September 16, 2023 . The RDWL must be posted through Friday, April 26th, 2024 and will be effective on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 RELIEF DAY WORK LIST: (Article 8.5.A) The relief day work list at each delivery unit shall be ...

Happy Birthday to us – Ruralinfo.net is 19 years old

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Our Story: Not totally sure of the exact date I started Ruralinfo.net. The domain creation date was April 4th, 2007. I ran the website for about 2 years on a free Google website.. So this website is AT LEAST 19 years old.. You have ...

USPS releases new EMA charts effective April 6, 2024

Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes Rural Carriers In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3, of Handbook EL-902, Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, effective April 6, 2024 (pay period 9–24), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will decrease to 94.5 ...

NEW: USPS-NRLCA Joint Rural Contract Administration Manual (RCAM) Now Available

The USPS-NRLCA Joint Rural Contract Administration Manual (RCAM) is being posted on the Postal Service MyHR web page and the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association (NRLCA) website. This documentation is designed as a resource for the administration of the National Agreement. Jointly prepared by the NRLCA and the Postal Service, ...

USPS reminds employees of zero-tolerance policy

The Postal Service is reminding employees that it has a zero-tolerance policy regarding workplace threats and violence. The organization is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is ...

Rural Route Evaluated Dispute Process (RREDP) Documentation Requirements and Updated Forms

The Rural Route Evaluation Dispute Process will be used to address disputes where the assigned carrier has identified potential errors. Local management and the carrier should discuss and work together to submit the necessary documentation needed to resolve the issue. Listed on the attached pages are some common issues being ...

This rural carrier provided first aid to an injured customer on her rural route

Rural Carrier Deborah Cummins was delivering mail in a remote area of Fort Dodge, IA, when she encountered a farmer who needed medical help. The man, who had injured his hand, was bleeding profusely. Cummins called 911 and rendered first aid to stop the bleeding and reduce swelling. She stayed ...

This carrier located and reunited a lost, disoriented customer with his family

Rural Carrier Chasity Lowe was making deliveries last month in Murfreesboro, TN, when a distressed customer approached her. The woman, Lucille Reynolds, said her husband, James, had gone missing from their home about a half-hour earlier. Because he has a medical condition, Lucille said she feared for his well-being. Lowe ...

NRLCA releases Collective Bargaining video update

NEW VIDEO: Please visit NRLCA.ORG to view the latest Collective Bargaining video update: www.nrlca.org/News/1640 ...

She found $10K in cash — and turned it in

Rural Carrier Carolyn Norton was driving to work at the McKinney, TX, Post Office one morning last September when she saw $20 bills flying around. Norton pulled over and safely collected as much of the money as possible, then called 911. Police arrived and helped gather the rest of the ...

We are discontinuing Text Messages

Due to the cost, Ruralinfo.net is discontinuing our text messages.  If you download our app, you can get push notifications. Download our app at the link below https://qrco.de/beewUc ...

Who ya gonna call? USPS rural carrier delivers mail in Ghostbusters ambulance

WELLSBORO — Households outside Wellsboro were surprised last Wednesday to see their mail delivered in a Ghostbusters van. Rural carrier Christopher Neal purchased the 1996 Nissan Caravan to deliver mail to households along his 65-mile route serving the Hills Creek area. Rural carriers, said Neal, must provide their own vehicle ...

NRLCA Supports H.R. 7629: The Protect Our Letter Carriers Act

Today, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congressman Greg Landsman (D-OH) introduced the Protect Our Letter Carriers’ Act. This bipartisan legislation will provide the necessary resources to protect letter carriers and prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law. The legislation will appropriate $1.4 billion to replace the arrow keys ...

Iowa RCA employee: ‘treat me like a human being’

He said that “something completely different” encompasses a lot of interconnected problems, one of which is an agency that’s understaffed. “They haven’t kept up with the times in hiring people...And when they do hire—they spend a lot of money training people, but then they don’t treat them very well and ...