General Wage Increase Set for November 19, 2022

In accordance with Article 9.1.A.2, effective November 19, 2022 (PP 25-2022), the basic annual salary schedule (Tables One and Two) shall be increased by an amount equal to 1.3% of the appropriate February 27, 2021, salary schedule. Further, in accordance with Article 9.1.H.2, effective November 19, 2022 (PP 25-2022), Rural Carrier Associates (RCAs) and Assistant … Read more

2022 NRLCA National Convention Proceedings are now available

The 2022 National Convention Proceedings are now available. Members can view and download here: https://t.co/dbf6gFgfiL. Happy reading! — National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (@NRLCA) October 27, 2022 Ruralinfo.net is not sponsored or authorized by the NRLCA, the USPS or any state or local association. The materials on Ruralinfo.net’s web site are provided “as is”. They … Read more

NEW: Update on Retro Pay Adjustment

As you know, the Postal Service (USPS) and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) ratified and signed a new collective bargaining agreement on March 23, 2022, approximately 6 months ago. The new ratified agreement covers the period May 21, 2021 through May 20, 2024, and provides much-deserved general wage increases and cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments for … Read more

EMA Rate to Decrease 1 Cent/Mile Effective October 8, 2022 (Pay Period 22-2022)

On September 13, 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2022 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 273.737, a decrease from the May 2022 Index of 277.077. Therefore, based on the August 2022 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

Election Results: 2022-2023 NRLCA National Board

It is with great pride that the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association announces its newly-elected National Board for the 2022-2023 Association year: President: Ronnie W. Stutts Vice President: Donald L. Maston Secretary-Treasurer: Thomas K. Turner Director of Labor Relations: Bridget Boseak Director of Steward Operations: Shirley Baffa Executive Committeeman, 4-year term: John Adams Executive Committeeman, … Read more

The Joint Opening Session of the 116th NRLCA National Convention

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2022 NRLCA National Convention Daily Newsletters

The daily NRLCA National Convention newsletters can be found here for viewing/downloading: Vol. 116, Issue 01: Monday AM, September 5, 2022 Vol. 116, Issue 02: Monday PM, September 5, 2022 2022 NRLCA National Convention Daily Newsletters Ruralinfo.net is not sponsored or authorized by the NRLCA, the USPS or any state or local association. The materials … Read more

RRECS Implementation Postponed

Today, the NRLCA and the Postal Service agreed to postpone the implementation of the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System. The Mini Mail Survey scheduled to begin September 10, 2022 has been cancelled. The reason for the postponement is simple. The Postal Service has failed to provide this Union will the data necessary to validate the … Read more

NRLCA – RRECS Mini Mail Survey 2022

The RRECS Mini Mail Survey is to be conducted from September 10-23, 2022. Only Random Letters and Flats, Walking Distances, PARS Labels and recurring Miscellaneous Activity not captured by the automated standards, will be measured or counted. Click here for more information and links to useful resources. Mini Mail Survey Presentation NRLCA Mini Mail Survey … Read more

NRLCA files Step 4 Grievance Over Postal Service’s Delay in Paying Retroactive Salary Adjustments

Today, the NRLCA National Board filed a National Step 4 Grievance over the Postal Service’s continued delays in paying the retroactive salary adjustments due to rural carriers under the 2021-2024 National Agreement. Ruralinfo.net is not sponsored or authorized by the NRLCA, the USPS or any state or local association. The materials on Ruralinfo.net’s web site … Read more

RRECS Activity Scans: Update/Clarification on 2nd Trips/Loading Scans

Effective immediately, when carriers are performing 2nd  trips, they must also utilize the Hotkey 6 STARTLOADVEH and Hotkey 7 ENDLOADVEH to capture the load time associated with the 2nd  trip.  This will ensure proper compensation when RRECS is implemented.  In addition, 2nd trips are to continue to be compensated per Handbook F-21 563 and documented on the PS … Read more

NRLCA REQUESTS POSTPONEMENT OF RRECS DATA COLLECTION

The NRLCA has officially requested that the Postal Service temporarily postpone the data collection period for the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS). Collection of data began on April 23, 2022; however, the NRLCA has identified many critical issues that must be resolved before the system can go “live.” We have apprised the Postal Service … Read more

Update on Rural Carrier Pay Schedules and Back Pay

The National Office has received numerous calls and messages regarding the status of rural carrier salary schedules and back pay. The USPS is required to calculate and pay the retroactive salaries as soon as administratively possible. However, due to the complexities of the rural carrier salary structure, programming the payroll system that is required to make … Read more