Rural

Tragedy takes local rural mail carrier

Sarah Hartman, 30, worked as a rural mail carrier in Strafford, MO A Seymour woman died last week in a tragic two-vehicle, work-related accident on Evergreen Road, about two miles east of Strafford. Sarah K. Hartman, 30, who lives just…


Ruralinfo tips – Did you know – Feb 13th, 2019

Starting a new thing.  Every Wednesday I will do a Did you know post.  It will be something about rural carriers, the contract, procedures or any other things I deem appropriate.  Check back here each Wednesday evening for our weekly…





Guidelines for Acts of God at the USPS

The Postal Service takes a narrow view on Administrative Leave for Acts of God.  They must be general instead of personal, meaning large groups of employees not being able to make it to work. See more information at the links…



Submitting your edit book DOES NOT update your pay

The most important form in a rural carrier’s work life- The PS Form 4003 The PS Form 4003 contains all the route’s current, active delivery data including an official line of travel, current number of deliveries, miles traveled, authorized dismounts, etc……



Postal Service to mark 10th anniversary of Rural Reach

The Postal Service will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Rural Reach program on Thursday, Jan. 24. Rural Reach is a lead generation program for rural letter carriers to submit leads based on conversations they have with business customers. “The…


Rural Relief Carrier Appreciation Week

The delegates at the 114th National Convention in Grand Rapids, MI passed a binding resolution stating, “That a week during the year be designated as Relief Carrier Appreciation Week.” The NRLCA National Board has designated the first full week in…


More Rural Carrier Heroes

Kevin Lippy, Powhatan, VA Rural Carrier Associate Kevin Lippy was delivering mail in Powhatan, VA, in August when he was involved in a two-vehicle accident. Lippy, who sustained minor injuries, quickly grew concerned about a 3-year-old boy, Jojo Seabrook, who…



Rural Carrier delivers mail in a Mystery van

  MOSES LAKE — You might have seen it out and about. Bright blue and green, with orange letters all around that say “The Mystery Machine,” rambling down country roads, an arm sticking out occasionally, shoving mail into rural mailboxes….