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Mail carrier rescued from flash flood waters in Virginia

The reason the man was trying to drive down that road, wasn't because he lived there, but because he worked for the postal service and he had mail to deliver. "He was working on delivering the mail. It was the mail carrier and he was trying to make some mail ...

NRLCA President Maston’s remarks in article on Minnesota delivery problems

Don Maston, president of the National Rural Carriers Association, which represents about 2,530 postal workers in Minnesota, said delivery problems across the nation “are all driven by the same issue – a lack of staffing.” “There’s a need for better wages, and the job is just not attractive for many,” ...

Rural carrier helps customer found in road

Rural Carrier Associate Allison Bundy was recently delivering mail in Throckmorton, TX, when she spotted an older customer lying face down in the middle of a road. Bundy pulled over and checked on the woman, whom she recognized. She helped the woman get back on her feet and to safety ...

Rural Carrier makes lifesaving tourniquet

Rural Carrier Associate Katherine Duvall recently put her emergency medical training to good use at the Pulaski Post Office in Tennessee. A driver had accidentally sliced his radial artery with a box cutter, which had slipped while he attempted to open a package while stopped at a red light near ...

Happy New Year from Ruralinfo.net

Happy New Year! Here’s to a year of good health, lots of love and plenty of laughter.  Be sure and check out our 2023 Rural Carrier Year in Review at this link ...

2023 Rural Carrier Year in Review

We just finished our Rural carrier year in review page.  Give it a look and a share please ;) ...

USPS Releases Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes

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 December 30, 2023 (pay period 2-24), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will decrease to 95.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 95.0 cents per ...

USPS releases 2024 Pay Dates and Leave Year Chart

2024 Pay Dates and Leave Year The following chart lists the 2024 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full ...

USPS Proposes Revisions to Rural Carrier Costing Methodology Resulting in Lower Periodicals Costs

The Postal Service requested that the PRC initiate a rulemaking proceeding to consider a change to rural carrier costing on November 21. The proposed revisions update the methodology for the calculation of rural carrier attributable costs to account for the new rural carrier route evaluation system. The proposal reduces unit Periodicals costs ...

Rep. Pete Stauber calls USPS letter response on problems in Bemidji ‘dismissive’ and ‘extremely disappointing’

BEMIDJI — U.S. Congressman Pete Stauber, who represents Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, has weighed in on the ongoing issues with the postal service that have been reported in Bemidji. His office also shared a letter it received from the U.S. Postal Service responding to his questions. Concerns have been growing ...

The Christmas Holiday Season is hard for Postal Families

The Christmas Holiday Season is hard for Postal Families. They work long, hard hours in order to ensure that those treasured packages arrive before that big day of celebration and feasts. People that do not work for the Postal Service take for granted the incredible service and time that is ...

Rural carrier union demands USPS pay ‘harsh penalties’ if payroll problems persist

Two separate payroll errors at the Postal Service over the past few months kept thousands of rural letter carriers from getting their full paychecks on time. Now the union is demanding USPS modernize its payroll system, and that the agency pay “harsh penalties” to compensate rural carriers if these problems ...

Departing Bemidji postal worker documents overwhelming package volume

BEMIDJI, Minn. (FOX 9) - Long, unpaid hours and a toxic work environment are crushing employees at the Bemidji post office, according to a longtime carrier who quit last week. With his help, FOX 9 got a rare peek inside the Bemidji office to see the conditions for workers this holiday season ...

Rural mail carrier union prez says USPS needs to up wages

The head of the union representing rural mail carriers nationwide says the number of unfilled positions at the U.S. Postal Service is at an all-time high and low wages are the main culprit. "It's the worst I've ever seen in my career," said Don Maston, the president of the National ...

From NRLCA: EMA to Decrease 3 Cents Per Mile Effective December 30, 2023

On December 12, 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 270.407, a decrease from the August 2023 Index of 279.590. Therefore, based on the November 2023 CPI-W release, the Equipment ...

‘Worked to death’: Postal employees in Missoula say workplace is in crisis

Employees of the U.S. Postal Service in Missoula have been dealing with serious issues this year, including not getting paychecks on time, inadequate staffing levels that essentially force many to work six or more days a week, poor workplace morale, absence requests being denied and high staff turnover at both ...

Audio: Amazon promises convenience for customers, but it’s crushing some rural mail carriers

Last month — as Fox 13 reported — residents in San Juan County began complaining that Amazon packages were causing a major backup at post offices and delaying regular mail delivery. People reported going days without receiving some bills, letters, and packages. And they weren’t alone — around the same time in ...