Rural carrier changes pace to save farm from fire

Rural Carrier Darla O’Brien was recently delivering mail in Hennessey, OK, when she spotted a grass fire that threatened a barn and a tractor. Seeing no one else around, O’Brien immediately called 911 and safely stamped out part of the blaze to prevent it from destroying the structure and equipment. Firefighters soon arrived on the … Read more

SWAC, RRECS and the Mini Mail Survey

The Southwest Area Conference (SWAC) was held in Dallas TX from January 13th – January 16th, 2023.   Rural carriers from the Southwest Area assemble at a SWAC every year in January. Below are highlights of information I’ve received by rural carriers that were present. Remember, Ruralinfo.net is not affiliated in any way with the NRLCA … Read more

UPDATE: Retro Pay Adjustment to be in February 17 Check

Per NRLCA  UPDATE: Retro Pay Adjustment to be in February 17 Check UPDATE: Please be advised that the retro pay due to rural carriers will be reflected in the February 17th paycheck. *** As you know, the Postal Service (USPS) and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) ratified and signed a new collective bargaining agreement … Read more

RRECS Mini Mail Survey to Be Held February 25-March 10

The first RRECS Mini Mail Survey will take place beginning February 25 and will run through March 10, 2023. The Mini Mail Survey is only documenting four (4) items and comprises approximately six (6) percent of your route’s evaluation. The other 94 percent is based on the data accumulated all year long through technology (your … Read more

Rural carrier provides critical aid to customer

Mary Guinan, a rural carrier in Victor, NY, was recently delivering mail when she noticed that a customer was acting unusually. Guinan made sure to check on the woman the following day and found her collapsed and unresponsive. The Postal Service employee immediately called 911 and stayed with the customer until emergency responders arrived. The … Read more

USPS Issues Employee Communications Update Regarding PostalEASE Website Fraud

Please see the latest information received regarding the PostalEase website fraud. FRAUD ALERT  ** Postal Service Releases Mandatory Stand-Up Talk Regarding Fake LiteBlue Websites (pdf) Securing Your Personal Data Employee Mailer (pdf) – Letter to be sent to all postal employees making them aware of the potential risk. Keeping Your Private Information Secure Employee Handout (pdf) – Handout to be included … Read more

UPDATE – POSTALEASE SECURITY BREACH

Additional information via NAPS To all NAPS members, NAPS has been briefed that VP Heather Dyer and the Inspection Service have confirmed Postal Service employees are often unknowingly providing their usernames and passwords to criminal websites, while attempting to access PostalEase. Employees are using Google and attempting to access PostalEase; however, Google in-turn has been … Read more

Urgent Message Concerning Fraudulent PostalEase Access

December 20, 2022- The USPS has confirmed that some Postal Service employees are unknowingly providing their usernames and passwords to criminal websites, while attempting to access PostalEase. It is reported that employees are using Google and attempting to access PostalEase; however, Google in-turn has been redirecting users to criminally run websites that mirror the look … Read more

Step 4 on 6 to 9 parcel delivery program

In dispute is the Postal Services action to circumvent mail, specifically parcels, in the 6 to 9 Play program. This action is in violation of, but not limited to, Article 5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the Final Determination, Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS), Submitted to USPS and NLRCA by: Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, … Read more

Injured customer promptly helped by rural carrier

Rural Carrier Thomas De La Garza was recently delivering mail in Union, KY, when he heard a customer screaming. De La Garza hurried to assist the man, who had been using a riding lawn mower in his yard and had struck an unhitched trailer, leading to significant abdominal area injuries. The Postal Service employee immediately … Read more