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Rural Letter Carriers Receive New Route Changes

Some saw gains. Others saw further cuts. But the rural letter carriers are still frustrated by the lack of transparency over the data creating new routes. On September 30, rural letter carriers were notified of the latest changes to their weekly routes under the controversial new Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS), which will go into effect … Read more

USPS releases new EMA rate charts

Rural Carriers 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 October 7, 2023 (pay period 22-23), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 98.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 98.0 cents per mile, or a … Read more

New 2024 Printable Postal Holiday and Payday Calendar

Here are my yearly versions of the Postal holiday and payday calendar in PDF and PNG formats.  Perfect to hang on your case for quick reference. If you find any errors please let me know 😉

2023-2024 New Guarantee Year provisions important to rural carriers

There are certain rural carrier provisions that happen around the new Guarantee year and the end of the year.   Pay close attention to anything highlighted, or you may end up being surprised. Guarantee Year The new Guarantee year starts on October 7th, 2023   Carriers are paid overtime for all hours actually worked in excess … Read more

New Rural Route Evaluated Dispute Process (RREDP) MOU

The new Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS) evaluations will become effective Saturday, October 7, 2023.  The associated PS Form 4241-A is expected to be available to all carriers by Saturday, September 30, 2023. Home | National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association Also see: