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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

Pay Cuts Have Rural Letter Carriers ‘Scared’ and ‘Outraged’

Thousands of letter carriers at the U.S. Postal Service are starting to see new schedules that have reduced their hours and cut their pay, causing significant anxiety within the workforce. The changes are part of a revamping of the pay structure for rural employees, a process that has been years in the making and subject to … Read more

IMPORTANT: RRECS Evaluation Prematurely Uploaded for 784 Routes

784 routes have had their RRECS evaluation prematurely uploaded for pay period 10. USPS HQ is aware, and the offices were told to take extraordinary measures to ensure that these carriers would receive a paycheck this Friday. It will not be your correct salary, but you will receive a check. Your managers know which routes … Read more

Group of Senators urge the USPS to delay RRECS implementation

The senators — Democrats Ron Wyden Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Ed Markey and John Fetterman and independent Bernie Sanders — in a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said the automated Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System should not be used “until the system’s serious flaws are rectified.”  

USPS delays rollout of new pay system after data shows pay cuts for rural carriers

The Postal Service is delaying the implementation of a new pay system that would currently lead to many rural carriers seeing significant pay cuts. The National Rural Letter Carriers Association announced last Friday it reached an agreement with USPS to postpone the new pay system, the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS). Deputy Postmaster General Doug … Read more

RRECS article on Vice.com

Two-thirds of rural mail carriers nationwide are scheduled to be hit with a pay cut of thousands of dollars annually and may also be assigned more work days, due to the implementation of a new algorithm that determines their salary and work schedule.