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February 3-9, 2024 is Relief Carrier Appreciation Week

The delegates at the 2018 National Convention passed a binding resolution stating, “That a week during the year be designated as Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” The NRLCA National Board has designated the first full week in February (February 3-9, 2024) as “Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” We ask that you join ...

Want to Know More About Postal Service Health Benefit Plan Options for pre-career employees?

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is committed to providing quality healthcare options for pre-career employees. The USPS Health Benefit (HB) Plan is administered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and is available to eligible pre-career employees When you enroll in the USPS HB Plan, the Postal Service™ provides a contribution each pay ...

Sunday/Holiday Parcel Delivery Work List Sign Up Period Begins September 16, 2023

Sunday/Holiday Parcel Delivery Work List posting starts on Saturday, September 16, 2023 The RDWL must be posted through Friday, September 29, 2023, and be effective on Saturday, October 7, 2023 Art. 30.2.P (in part)-An office-wide list will be established for substitutes, rural carrier associates, and rural carrier relief employees who ...

MOU Signed on Hiring Rural Carrier Annuitants as Holiday Assistant Rural Carriers (HARCs)

The US Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association have signed an MOU to rehire rural carrier annuitants as holiday assistant rural carriers (HARCs). These individuals will be used to deliver packages up to seven (7) days per week between November 4, 2023, through January 26, 2024. In ...

Supreme Court sides with Christian ex-mailman who sought to avoid Sunday shifts

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a Christian former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier who sued after he was denied accommodations to avoid work on the Sabbath. The high court held that "Title VII requires an employer that denies a religious accommodation to show that the burden of granting ...

NRLCA Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court On Religious Accommodation Case Involving RCA

U.S. Supreme Court, petitioner Gerald Groff, who worked as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS), challenges USPS’s denial of his requested religious accommodation to not work Sundays. In 2013, the USPS contracted with an online retailer to perform Sunday package deliveries. Groff informed USPS that ...

Sunday/Holiday Parcel Delivery Work List Sign Up Period Begins April 15th, 2023

Sunday/Holiday Parcel Delivery Work List posting starts on Saturday, APRIL 15, 2023. The RDWL must be posted through Friday, APRIL 28, 2023, and be effective on Saturday, MAY, 8 2023 Art. 30.2.P (in part)-An office-wide list will be established for substitutes, rural carrier associates, and rural carrier relief employees who ...

USPS Health Benefits Plan for Non-Career Employees (RCAs)

The USPS Health Benefits Plan (USPSHB) is open to non-career employees, including RCAs. Eligibility To be eligible for USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan enrollment you must meet one of these requirements: Be a City Carrier Assistant (CCA), Mail Handler Assistant (MHA), Postal Support Employee (PSE), non-career rural carrier (except ARCs), ...

USPS Headquarters sends out letter to address RCA work hours

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NRLCA AND USPS SIGN AGREEMENT ON EFFORTS TO HIRE RCAS

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USPS non-career Health Benefit Plan will switch to CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield in 2022

NEW: The US Postal Service's non-career Health Benefit Plan will be transitioning from United Healthcare to CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) on January 1, 2022. No action is required as current participants will be automatically transferred to the new plan. If you are not enrolled but are eligible to enroll, ...

February 6-12, 2021 is Relief Carrier Appreciation Week

The delegates at the 2018 National Convention passed a binding resolution stating, “That a week during the year be designated as Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” The NRLCA National Board has designated the first full week in February (February 6-12, 2021) as “Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” We ask that you join ...

NRLCA – Assistant Rural Carriers (ARC) MOU 13 and Implementation Guidelines

Due to the continued increase in parcel volumes throughout the country, the U.S. Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to modify Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 13 of the 2018-2021 USPS-NRLCA National Agreement and the corresponding Assistant Rural Carriers (ARC) Implementation Guidelines cited in the ...

NRLCA and USPS sign MOU on Temporary Paid Leave for Rural Carrier Associates

Today, President Stutts signed an MOU temporarily granting paid leave to RCAs during the COVID-19 crisis. The MOU does not apply to Assistant Rural Carriers (ARCs). For the 60-day duration of this Memorandum of Understanding, rural carrier associates (RCAs) will be permitted to use up to eighty (80) hours of ...

This is rural relief carrier appreciation week.

The delegates at the 114th National Convention in Grand Rapids, MI passed a binding resolution stating, “That a week during the year be designated as Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” The NRLCA National Board has designated the first full week in February as “Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” We ask that you ...

Rural Carrier academy Update 10/28/2019

The USPS HQ Learning and Development has notified the field that the revised Rural Academy curriculum and associated materials are available for use and are to be implemented no later than November 1, 2019. Standard Training for Rural Carriers has been updated. Included updates: Material has been organized to allow ...

Non-Career Health Benefits Special Enrollment–Deadline Applies

Non-Career NRLCA covered employees are eligible to enroll in or change enrollment in the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan during the Special Enrollment Period. Assistant Rural Carriers (ARC) are not eligible to participate in the USPSHB Plan. There is a deadline to make this decision. The negotiated change in premiums for ...