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

NRLCA – A Note on Presidential Endorsements

As the November election draws closer, members have been contacting the national office asking if the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association has endorsed a candidate in the presidential election. Our members come from all walks of life, working in nearly every corner of rural and suburban America. The NRLCA has never endorsed a candidate during a … Read more

Regular Carriers Working Monday, September 7, 2020

There is NO agreement between the NRLCA and USPS pertaining to regular rural carriers volunteering or being required to work on the upcoming holiday, Monday, September 7, 2020. There is no proper contractual method to compensate regular carriers for working their own route or any other route or providing any sort of package delivery on … Read more

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave – Understanding How Leave Impacts Retirement and TSP Deduction

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provided employees with two additional types of leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for child care needs. This leave benefit became effective April 1, 2020, and continues through December 31, 2020. Since the introduction of the new leave types, the Office of Personnel … Read more

NRLCA Endorses House Bill to Preserve USPS Services

The NRLCA is pleased to announce its support for the Delivering for America Act introduced by House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) which the House will consider on Saturday, August 22. The bill text broadly states that “the United States Postal Service may not implement or approve any change to the … Read more

NRLCA: Upcoming Congressional Hearings on the USPS

The House and Senate are set to hold separate hearings covering Postal Service operations on Friday and Monday. Below are details pertaining to each hearing.   Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Examining the Finances and Operations of the United States Postal Service During COVID-19 and Upcoming Elections Full Committee Hearing Friday, August 21: … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 (MOUs) Through September 25, 2020

UPDATE July 10, 2020 Click below for the signed MOU confirming the extension of the MOUs listed below. Agreement to Extend COVID-19 MOUs  ———————————————————— May 19, 2020 The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through July 17, 2020. Temporary … Read more

Mandatory Stand Up Talk: COVID-19 Test Kits in the Mail

The USPS has issued the following Mandatory Stand Up Talk ——————————————————————————————————– As the safety of our employees is always our top priority, this talk is being provided to advise you that COVID-19 related test kits are being mailed through the Postal Service. The Postal Service has partnered with several manufacturers, vendors, and laboratories to ship … Read more

Regular Carriers Working Saturday, July 4, 2020

There is NO agreement between the NRLCA and USPS pertaining to regular rural carriers volunteering or being required to work on the upcoming holiday, Saturday, July 4, 2020. There is no proper contractual method to compensate regular carriers for working their own route or any other route or providing any sort of package delivery on … Read more