Brief update on the Rural Carrier engineer study

This post seems to be older than 1 year— so keep that in mind while reading. It might be outdated.

The engineers have turned their attention to the three follow-up activities.

Review of the documentation of work methods and work measurement analysis to insure it is correct, complete and presented in a standard format

Review of each individual standard with the USPS and the NRLCA

Statistical Validation of the standards and Standards time calculations

Activities will continue over the next several months.

Engineering panel will be completing work on the amount of personal fatigue and delay allowance time to be included in the standards.

Work on the engineered standards is near completion

Most of the data to calculate route evaluations is flowing to the cloud where standard time calculations will be performed

Progress continues to be made on the software that will be used to capture data on street activities

Information obtained from various reports from State Conventions.

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Barbara Waymier

thank you 🙂

Anita Minardi

Thanks for the info!!

Dot Kelly

Im ready, bring it on;)

Brad Weidert

What does standard time calculations mean? Is it for each individual route or one standard that will be used for all routes?

Allison Eakin Atkisson

Here’s an idea. let these engineers actually do the job for a few weeks. That could’ve probably save a lot of money.

Mike S.

While they didn’t actually carry the route, they did do a lot of ride-alongs. They were amazed at how much work carriers did in the vehicles and how hard it was.


I’m really frustrated with our post master. I got a new business last summer. They did carrier pick up and a manafest, sheet. The numbers were never correct. PI still master said just scan. It. So half the parcels don’t get prepaid excepted scan.
So now a year lare it’s been determined I do indeed need scan them prepaid;per parcel
My post master is dragging her feet. I want thus,added into my route. The average week from this business alone is 50- 150 parcels!


I hope these engineers understand that we read every address and each one can be one of 14 different things…we pick out the bad mail…i hope they realize that performing this function on the street increases exposure to safety risks by increasing street time…the longer one is on the street the greater the chance of an greater fuel costs and wear and tear on aging vehicle fleet. Coming from an office where a 2yr old hid under an ffv until he was run over at the mail box, any unneccessary second is one too many…i am not implying fault.… Read more »