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
Click below to see what has been submitted from our RRECS Impact post so far. It will be updated with new entries as they come in.
The next RRECS Mini Mail Survey will be held August 25-September 8, 2023. Please check out the RRECS Resources and Training tabs on our website (www.nrlca.org). We have added a revised searchable Q&A and will be adding additional information in the coming weeks.
If you are assigned to a 48K (57:00 to 57:36 hours), and your actual hours exceed 48 actual work hours, you may be entitled to auxiliary assistance. Temporary relief is covered in the EL-902-The USPS- NRLCA National Agreement, the M-38, and the F-21. USPS Operations is developing a plan to adjust overburdened routes, but in … Read more
Some 50,000 rural carriers for the United States Postal Service are facing layoffs and thousands more confront wage cuts of up to $20,000 under a new compensation scheme. Local post offices around the country are targeted for closure as USPS is dismantled as a public service. The effective privatization of the USPS and its subordination … Read more
The WSWS recently spoke with a rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service about working conditions following the implementation of the new Rural Routes Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS) method of calculating wages. Since its deployment roughly two-thirds of rural letter carriers have reported steep cuts in pay. The RRECS system is an arbitrary evaluation system … Read more
Work at USPS? Tell us what you think about the impact of RRECS and the proposed cuts under “Delivering for America.” All submissions will be kept anonymous. More than 90,000 rural letter carriers for the United States Postal Service (USPS) are battling changes to their compensation which have led to massive pay cuts and longer workweeks. The replacement of … Read more
On May 31, the WSWS published an initial article on the new Rural Route Evaluation Compensation System for rural letter carriers in the US Post Office. This new pay system, based not on hours worked but on an “evaluation” based on the amount of mail delivered and difficulty in delivering it, is completely opaque and has resulted in … Read more
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Some rural mail carriers in the Lowcountry are concerned about a dramatic pay cut that recently went into effect. They believe the cut in pay means issues with mail not being delivered for days due to a lack of available employees could get even worse. “A lot of carriers have lost … Read more
The Postal Service is telling lawmakers that rural carriers have the resources they need to ensure fair compensation under a new pay system that’s been in the works for more than a decade. But Senate Democrats and rural carriers facing pay cuts say USPS and its union have given them insufficient training on the Rural Route … Read more
Here are a couple of articles I came across today about RRECS and rural carriers
During a House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee hearing, Rep. Stansbury asked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on lack of communication and consultation with rank and file postal workers.
The U.S. Postal Service has imposed big pay cuts on some Vermont workers in rural areas, leading to fears that carriers will quit and leave the postal service less able to provide reliable mail delivery. The pay reductions are the result of a new system the postal service has adopted to calculate the salaries paid to rural … Read more
Rural letter carriers across United States, including in Oklahoma, are dealing with a new work structure that they say affects their hours and pay. After significant pushback and delay, rural mail carriers will see their first severely cut paycheck on May 26. The union protecting those carriers, The National Rural Letter Carriers Association , has filed a … Read more