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USPS OIG – After-Action Review of Unauthorized Access to USPS Employee Self-Service Portal (LiteBlue)

Background The U.S. Postal Service is the second largest employer in the United States with over 640,000 employees and $2.15 billion in bi-weekly salaries. To provide employees with convenient access to their payroll, benefits, and personnel data, the Postal Service uses the LiteBlue portal. This web-based portal contains several human resources (HR) applications, including PostalEASE, … Read more

Mailbox Improvement Week is here

The Postal Service is encouraging customers to spruce up their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, which begins Sunday, May 19. Mailboxes should be fully operational, able to protect mail from the weather, safe to use, conveniently located and neat in appearance. They should also be large enough to support the customer’s daily mail and package … Read more

Mailbox Improvement Week will be May 19–25, 2024

Each year, the Postal Service™ designates the third full week of May as “Mailbox Improvement Week” to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or contract delivery service routes (formerly highway contract box delivery routes) to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance of the … Read more

USPS has established an anti-harassment info line

The toll-free number is a resource for employees on steps to take: The Postal Service has established a toll-free phone number for employees and managers seeking guidance on what actions to take in the event of an incident of alleged harassment. The number is 877-521-4272. Harassment is unwelcome behavior that an individual finds offensive and … Read more

Happy Birthday to us – Ruralinfo.net is 19 years old

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Our Story: Not totally sure of the exact date I started Ruralinfo.net. The domain creation date was April 4th, 2007. I ran the website for about 2 years on a free Google website.. So this website is AT LEAST 19 years old.. You have probably heard many things about … Read more

Daylight saving time begins this weekend

Daylight saving time returns Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. In areas where the change is observed, clocks should be set ahead one hour Saturday, March 9, at bedtime. Standard time will resume Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 a.m.

You can now sign up for daily alerts

Do you want to stay on top of rural carriers news?  We just activated a way to do that.  You can now get daily alerts to your email IF there are updates.  Stay on top of everything and sign up below:

Happy New Year from Ruralinfo.net

Happy New Year! Here’s to a year of good health, lots of love and plenty of laughter.  Be sure and check out our 2023 Rural Carrier Year in Review at this link.

USPS releases 2024 Pay Dates and Leave Year Chart

2024 Pay Dates and Leave Year The following chart lists the 2024 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar … Read more

The Christmas Holiday Season is hard for Postal Families

The Christmas Holiday Season is hard for Postal Families. They work long, hard hours in order to ensure that those treasured packages arrive before that big day of celebration and feasts. People that do not work for the Postal Service take for granted the incredible service and time that is provided in order for millions … Read more

Are you a Veteran eligible for Wounded Warriors leave?

Wounded Warriors Leave is an authorized absence from the Postal Service to undergo medical treatment for a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more. It is a separate leave category, distinct from sick leave. Treatment is an in-person visit to a health care provider, as specified in Section 513.364 of the Employee and Labor … Read more

Veterans Day holiday is Saturday November 11th, 2023

Always so much confusion on the weekend holidays. Veterans Day is Saturday November 11th, 2023 Post office is CLOSED on Saturday, November 11th (exception may be RCA/ARC Amazon delivery) Regular Carriers If your regular day off is Saturday, you should get Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. If you are made to work Friday, then you … Read more

New 2024 Printable Postal Holiday and Payday Calendar

Here are my yearly versions of the Postal holiday and payday calendar in PDF and PNG formats.  Perfect to hang on your case for quick reference. If you find any errors please let me know 😉