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Rural Route Evaluated Dispute Process (RREDP) Documentation Requirements and Updated Forms

The Rural Route Evaluation Dispute Process will be used to address disputes where the assigned carrier has identified potential errors. Local management and the carrier should discuss and work together to submit the necessary documentation needed to resolve the issue. Listed on the attached pages are some common issues being disputed and the recommended documentation … Read more

USPS Proposes Revisions to Rural Carrier Costing Methodology Resulting in Lower Periodicals Costs

The Postal Service requested that the PRC initiate a rulemaking proceeding to consider a change to rural carrier costing on November 21. The proposed revisions update the methodology for the calculation of rural carrier attributable costs to account for the new rural carrier route evaluation system. The proposal reduces unit Periodicals costs by ~1 cent per piece … Read more

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

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:

MINI MAIL SURVEY – IMPORTANT NOTICE

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

US Postal Service workers found rank-and-file committee

Fellow USPS workers, Rural letter carriers have seen their wages plummet under the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS), city carriers are working without a contract, and mail handlers, clerks and other crafts see their jobs threatened as US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s “Deliver for America” plan aims to close a third of post offices … Read more

After Hefty Algorithmic Pay Cut, Rural Mail Carriers Are Getting ‘a Huge Slap In the Face’ From Union

Maston is adamant that the decertification effort reflects a vocal but unrepresentative minority, giving little credence to the idea that any of their grievances are legitimate. “We just came back from our national convention that was in Grand Rapids, Michigan,” Maston said, “and there were well over 1,100 delegates there, probably close to 2,000 rural … Read more

“It is beyond toxic. The morale is so low”: Texas rural letter carrier speaks out on terrible working conditions, massive pay cuts

A massive assault on the United States Postal Service is currently underway. Under a new restructuring program, post office management is taking aim at tens of thousands of jobs, and slashing wages for tens of thousands of rural carriers, reducing them to poverty. With a new “evaluation period” beginning last week for tens of thousands … Read more

USPS rural carriers union says members have more to lose than gain in decertification push

NRLCA National President Don Maston said in an interview Friday that the union had “gone to extreme measures” by repeatedly delaying the implementation of the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS). “I understand that they’re angry, those that have lost hours, and they’re angry at the system,” Maston  said. But Maston said those delays also exacerbated … Read more

Documentation Required for RRECS Disputes

The Rural Route Evaluation Dispute Process will be used to address disputes where the assigned carrier has identified potential errors. Local management and the carrier should discuss and work together to submit the necessary documentation needed to resolve the issue. Listed on the attached pages are some common issues being disputed and the recommended documentation … Read more