Rural



General Wage Increases (GWI) for rural carriers

In accordance with Article 9, Section 1.A of the 2018-2021 National Agreement, the basic annual salary schedules (Tables One and Two) in effect on May 20, 2018, with proportional application to hourly rate employees, for those employees covered under the…





Rural carrier heroes on the route

Tammy Covietz, Jordan, MN Rural Carrier Tammy Covietz was recently delivering mail to an older customer’s home in Jordan, MN, when the man fell while walking to the front door. Covietz promptly administered first aid to the customer, whose head…


NRLCA: Christmas Period 2019

The 2019 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 7, 2019 (Week 1, Pay Period 26-2019), and ends Friday, December 27, 2019, (week 1 Pay Period 01-2020). During this period, Article 9.2.K., Christmas Allowances and Procedures, of the 2018-2021…


Rural Carrier academy Update 10/28/2019

The USPS HQ Learning and Development has notified the field that the revised Rural Academy curriculum and associated materials are available for use and are to be implemented no later than November 1, 2019. Standard Training for Rural Carriers has…


ARC Expansion – 2019 Peak Season

The U.S. Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have signed the attached memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the expanded use of assistant rural carriers (ARCs) during the 2019 Peak Season. During the period beginning Monday, November…




2019 National Convention Proceedings Posted

The 2019 National Convention Proceedings are now available to download. CLICK HERE to be directed to the magazine.   To request a printed copy of the National Convention Proceedings, please complete and return the “Request for Convention Proceedings and Other Special Editions of The National Rural Letter…