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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:

Rural Carrier Remembrance Day

Today, we observe Rural Carrier Remembrance Day by honoring those rural carriers who have lost their lives while performing their duties as USPS employees.

UPDATE: USPS Payroll Issues During Pay Period 18

Rural Carriers: The USPS is working to remedy the payroll errors that occurred in pay period 18. Eagan is working through the adjustments from PP 18 and they believe they will have them finished by the end of the current PP (PP20). Although there have been sporadic reports of missing pay checks or $0 pay … Read more

EMA to Increase 3 Cents Per Mile Effective October 7, 2023

On September 13, 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 279.590, an increase from the May 2023 Index of 271.037. Therefore, based on the August  2023 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural … Read more

Today marks the 120th birthday of the NRLCA

Today marks the 120th birthday of the NRLCA! On September 12, 1903, approximately 100 rural carriers from 14 states (early records differ on the exact number) met in Chicago, IL and organized the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association during the first National Convention.


The Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS) Mini Mail Survey (MMS) concluded September 8, 2023.  All rural carriers should have received their Mini Mail Survey Summary for review.  All carriers are encouraged to review their Mini Mail Survey for accuracy.   If there are any missing/incorrect entries, the carrier should work with their local manager to ensure … Read more

APCU Member Rural Carrier Direct Deposit FAQs

The Atlanta Credit Postal Union (APCU) understands the impact the USPS direct deposit system issues are having on our members and we want to do something about it. We hope the FAQs below will help provide the guidance and assistance you may need as the USPS works to resolve the problem.

IMPORTANT: USPS notifies NRLCA of payroll errors affecting over 45,000 rural carriers; ALL affected carriers will be entitled to salary advances on Friday

The NRLCA has learned about an egregious payroll error this pay period affecting more than 45,000 rural carriers. We have had multiple discussions with the USPS yesterday and into the night. All affected carriers will be entitled to salary advances on Friday. The proper amounts of what carriers should be paid will be sent to … Read more

From NRLCA – What happens if the NRLCA is decertified?

The NRLCA National Board is aware of the efforts to decertify the NRLCA. We are providing the attached one-page document to the field to offer additional facts and information as to what would be at risk if the NRLCA is decertified. We take any and all attacks against this union seriously and we will not sit … Read more

UPDATE: NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Allowing Regular Rural Carriers to Volunteer to Work on Sundays and Provide Assistance on other Rural Routes

Due to continued staffing challenges in rural delivery operations, the Postal Service and the NRLCA have signed the attached MOU regarding two temporary modifications to the USPS-NRLCA National Agreement. Beginning Saturday, September 2, 2023 and continuing through March 8, 2024, regular rural carriers may volunteer to work on Sunday to deliver packages and may also … Read more

Density Test Scheduled for Routes with Collection Boxes

Rural Carriers with collection boxes will be required to participate in a density test period, September 2, 2023 and continuing on September 9-23, 2023.  USPS HQ agrees the carriers will be compensated for the additional time it takes to measure the mail.  It should only take seconds per time that it must be done.  This … Read more

NRLCA Press Release on Maui Wildfires

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims and communities affected by the devastating wildfires that have swept through Maui. Our thoughts are with those who have lost their homes, belongings, and loved ones in this tragic event. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims of … Read more

2023-2024 National Board Elected at 2023 NRLCA National Convention

The 2023-2024 National Board was elected at the 2023 National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday, August 18. National Board: President Don Maston Vice President Patrick Pitts Secretary-Treasurer Tommy Turner Director of Labor Relations Bridget Boseak Director of Steward Operations Shirley Baffa Executive Committee Chair Nicky Phillips Executive Committeeman Jeanette Dwyer Executive Committeeman John … Read more

NRLCA releases LOU on Step 4 Closed Business or School

The NRLCA was approached to discuss the Step 4 in reference to the closed business or school.  In that Step 4, if a business/school closed hold contained 8 or more DPS letters, the carrier would receive a parcel during the Evaluated Compensations System (ECS) mail count.  After entering the RRECS environment, this agreement no longer … Read more