Appointment of Dwyer to Fill Miller Seat on NRLCA National Board

from NRLCA.org   As you may be aware, Committeeman Johnny Miller has been dealing with some serious health issues recently. In order to prioritize his treatment and recovery, he resigned his position on the National Board effective November 16, 2020. In accordance with the National Constitution, when there is a vacancy on the National Board, … Read more

Rural Carrier general Wage Increase Set for November 21, 2020

from NRLCA In accordance with Article 9.1.A.3 and Pay Schedule Adjustment MOU dated 8/13/2019, effective November 21, 2020 (PP 25-2020), the basic annual salary schedule (Tables One and Two) in effect on March 3, 2018, with proportional application to hourly rate employees, shall be adjusted upward by an amount equal to 1.8% (1.0%, Article 9.1.A.3 … Read more

Regular Carriers Working Sunday, November 1, 2020

From NRLCA We have had several inquiries about compensation for regular carriers who volunteer to work this Sunday and are asked to carry the full or partial route delivering mail and parcels. The NRLCA and USPS are in agreement that proper compensation is actual hours worked at the OT rate as per this MOU. We … Read more

Clarification from NRLCA on Collecting Ballots

The Stand-Up Talk linked below went out to the field from USPS Headquarters. This is a change to a previous directive that mandated carriers to stop at all delivery points on October 29-31. As you will read, rural carriers should continue to stop and collect mail at all boxes with the flag raised, as usual. … Read more

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 MOU. These modifications/updates have been … Read more

2021 NRLCA Southwest Area Conference (SWAC) Canceled

Due to the rise in COVID-19 numbers, your SWAC board has made the decision to cancel the 2021 conference. This decision was based on the rising numbers of the virus in most states and our concern for the safety and well-being of you, our fellow members and families. This decision will not cost us the … Read more

Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Customer Signature Service – COVID-19 Response and Prevention

As cases of COVID-19 continue to be confirmed across the country, we are keeping the safety and well-being of our employees as our highest priority. We are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments and are implementing additional measures to help maintain social … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Allowing Rural Carriers to Volunteer for Package Delivery on Columbus Day

The NRLCA and USPS have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) allowing regular rural carriers to volunteer to deliver packages on the October 12 holiday. The full text of the MOU and a link to the signed document are below. —————————————————————————————————————————————- MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL RURAL LETTER … Read more

NRLCA – House Releases Stimulus Bill with $15 Billion in USPS Funding

House Democrats released a new coronavirus emergency appropriations bill on Monday totaling $2.2 trillion in proposed spending to bring relief as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Of that total, the bill sets aside $15 billion for the Postal Service to remedy lost revenue during the pandemic. Another key component of the legislation would require states to … Read more

NRLCA – COVID-19 Related Absence Return To Work Guidance Update

The USPS has issued the following updated guidance criteria for employees returning to work following an absence related to COVID-19: ————————————————————— September 30, 2020 The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors when an employee has indicated their intent to return to work following an absence related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 … Read more

NRLCA Partners With USPS to Establish Local Election Mail Task Forces

The Postal Service has consistently been rated as the most trusted government agency. However, due to recent changes in operations and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Postal Service has come under close scrutiny by Congress and the media regarding its ability to deliver mail in a timely manner — especially mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. … Read more

NRLCA – Overpayment of Retroactive Supplemental Pay (8127 Time) Adjustments to Appear on October 16, 2020 Paychecks

We have been notified that 3910 regular rural carriers were overpaid as part of their retro-active contractual payments received on May 15, 2020. The error occurred in the calculation of retroactive increases to be applied to supplemental pay (8127 time) received by regular carriers during the retro-active back-pay period of PP19-2018 though PP17-2019. Instead of … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through December 31, 2020

UPDATED September 15, 2020 Click the following link to view/download the signed MOU confirming the extension of the MOUs listed below: Agreement to Extend COVID-19 MOUs ———————————————————— The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through December 31, 2020: Temporary … Read more