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NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 MOUs Through May 6, 2022

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through May 6, 2022 Temporary Expanded Sick Leave for Dependent Care During COVID-19 Temporary Workplace Changes to Promote Social Distancing – COVID-19 Temporary Paid Leave for Rural Carrier Associates

MOU Allowing Regular Rural Carriers to Volunteer to work on Sundays or to work on other routes extended

The attached MOU outlines the temporary modification to two contractual provisions, allowing regular rural carriers who volunteer to work on Sundays or provide auxiliary assistance to other rural routes during the week. This MOU is effective beginning January 1 and continues through March 25, 2022. No regular rural carriers will be required to serve on other routes or perform … Read more

USPS Issues Revised Face Mask Policy

As a result of the uncertainty with COVID-19 related to the “Delta Variant,” the Postal Service will reinstate our previous face covering policy for all Mail Processing and Logistics, Retail and Delivery, and Vehicle Operations facilities. https://www.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Mandatory-Face-Covering-Policy-Revised-082721.pdf

Rural Letter Carriers’ Union Announces $50 Vaccine Incentive

NRLCA announced a new vaccine incentive program that will reward $50 to rural letter carriers who receive or have received a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and are enrolled in the Rural Carrier Benefit Plan. https://www.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/FINAL-8-19-21-RELEASE-Rural-Letter-Carriers-Union-Announces-50-Vaccine-Incentive-Through-Health-Benefit-Plan.pdf