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Letter to the Union from over worked and P’d Off RCA »

To the NRLCA, Recently, the plan for Amazon Sunday deliveries was put into effect by the USPS. The plan is to have “main” offices as the Hub for these deliveries, not just to that office’s city and rural areas, but also to surrounding areas. This in essence committed “substitute” carriers/RCAs, ...

Rural Carrier Hero: Emily Hawkins, Inman, SC

Inman, SC, Rural Carrier Emily Hawkins was delivering mail when she noticed a woman lying in a yard. The woman said she’d been on the ground for an hour after she fell and injured herself. Hawkins ran to get the woman’s husband, and they helped the woman get back on ...

NRLCA: Postmaster General Donahoe to Retire February 2015

Postmaster General Donahoe to Retire February 2015 The United States Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donahoe has decided to retire February 1, 2015, after 39 years with the Postal Service. At a public meeting of the Board of Governors ...

NRLCA statement on USPS employee Data Breach

At 9 o'clock this morning, the NRLCA received the following information on the cyber-breach that compromised Postal Service employees' personal information and employment information just minutes before Stand Up talks on the subject began around the country in Post Offices. President Dwyer did receive a phone call on Sunday night ...

USPS rural carrier saves man's life

As a longtime postal worker, Donna Boles sees the same things each day. Boles stops by 716 mailboxes on her route, which is about 40 miles. On Friday, the unexpected happen. As Boles was delivering mail to the home of Bonnie Sturkie, Sturkie ran up to Boles saying she needed ...

Another rural carrier dies in accident on the route

Portage resident Jessica D. Halverson, 22, died Monday after her vehicle rolled over and crashed on Old Highway U in the town of Caledonia, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Halverson was driving a 2001 Chevy Blazer from the right front passenger seat as part of her employment as ...

RCA rural carrier dies in Illinois crash

Will County authorities say a U.S. Postal Service driver has been killed in a crash southwest of Chicago. The county coroner's office said 48-year-old Daniel McGuire of Channahon died Thursday. A Will County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says McGuire drove his mail truck off a road and onto the shoulder before ...

Rural Carrier Hero: Napoleon Bautista, Carmel, CA

Carmel, CA, Rural Carrier Napoleon Bautista was delivering mail at a home when he heard someone calling for help. He soon found an 80-year-old woman lying on the ground. She said she fell 20 minutes earlier and couldn’t move. Bautista called 911 and stayed with the woman until emergency responders ...

Rural Carrier Hero: David Zimmerman, Shortsville, NY

Shortsville, NY, Rural Carrier David Zimmerman became concerned when he noticed one of his customers hadn’t collected his mail in several days, so he knocked on the man’s door. There was no response, but Zimmerman could hear the man’s dogs barking. Sensing something was wrong, Zimmerman contacted his Postmaster, who ...

Rural Carrier Hero: Michael Matthews, Camden, ME

Camden, ME, Rural Carrier Michael Matthews was delivering mail when he noticed a house on fire and immediately called 911. No one was inside the house. Firefighters arrived and Matthews continued on his route. Although the house couldn’t be saved, the homeowner later visited the Post Office to thank Matthews ...

U.S. seeks death penalty in murder of rural carrier Marie Youngblood

HOUSTON – The United States has filed a motion of its intent to seek the death penalty upon the conviction of James Wayne Ham for the murder of a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service (USPS), announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Inspector in Charge Robert Wemyss ...

What is the most important form in a rural carrier’s work life?

THE PS FORM 4003 This form is to update a route for regular carriers, but it also affects a relief carrier's paycheck if it is not updated.  RCAs also need to know this information!! The PS Form 4003 contains all the route’s current, active delivery data including an official line of ...

Would you like a shelving system in your LLV?

In July, Wheeler Bros., Inc. (WBI) was awarded a delivery order to supply 10,000 engineered shelving kits to the United States Postal Service for use in the Long Life Delivery Vehicles (LLV). This delivery order has a value of $2.9 million, with an option to purchase up to 40,000 additional ...

Former Rural Carrier convicted of extortion and worker's compensation fraud pays restitution quickly

Carole Swan was ordered to pay $75,765.28 as restitution to the federal Department of Labor for workers’ compensation payments. She was convicted of two counts of making false statements to obtain federal employee’s compensation. She had signed documents saying she was unable to work because of injuries suffered years earlier ...

Rural Carrier Hero of the Day: Jo Del Hodges, Trinity, NC

Trinity, NC, Rural Carrier Jo Del Hodges was delivering a package to a residence when she heard someone calling for help inside. Hodges entered the unlocked house and found a woman on the bathroom floor. She had been there for several hours and needed medical care. Hodges called 911 and ...

Oklahoma rural carrier killed while delivering mail

A Ponca City rural mail carrier died of massive injuries at the scene of a two-vehicle collision Tuesday about two miles northwest of Ponca City. Two Ponca City men are also injured in the rural area wreck which happened at 12:57 p.m. in the unmarked intersection at West Tower Road ...

Rural Carrier hero of the day: Juanita Davis, NC

Warrenton, NC, Rural Carrier Juanita Davis was delivering mail when she came upon a husband and wife attempting to extinguish a fire in their yard. Davis helped them fill buckets of water and carry them to douse the flames. The woman later called the Post Office and said Davis saved ...