2022 – New Guarantee Year provisions important to rural carriers

There are certain rural carrier provisions that happen around the new Guarantee year and the end of the year.  I have summarized them below with links to more information.  Pay close attention to anything highlighted, or you may end up being surprised. Guarantee Year The new Guarantee year starts on October 8th, 2022 Carriers are … Read more

2021 Rural Carrier year in review

Just about every year I try to go back in time and do a year in review post.  While I may not have captured everything, I tried to get the most important events that affected rural carriers.  Hope you enjoy it 😉   Click here to see the article

2021– New Guarantee Year provisions important to rural carriers

There are certain rural carrier provisions that happen around the new Guarantee year and the end of the year.  I have summarized them below with links to more information.  Pay close attention to anything highlighted, or you may end up being surprised. Guarantee Year The new Guarantee year starts on October 9th, 2021 Carriers are … Read more

July 4th, 2021 holiday for rural carriers

July 4th is on a Sunday, so Monday, July 5* will be observed by the USPS.  If your regular day off is Monday, then Saturday becomes your holiday. The information below comes from the USPS ELM – Employee and Labor Relations Manual.  Click here For Regular Carriers 518.2 Holidays on Nonscheduled Workdays 518.21 Saturday When … Read more

Where to go from here

So, I am sure most of you have noticed that I have changed the way I share articles from the NRLCA. The reason is I have received a certified letter from the NRLCA’s lawyers. From the beginning the NRLCA has been against the Ruralinfo website, but this is the first time they have gone as … Read more

Postal workers KNOW that you need your packages by Christmas

Imagine working 10-12 hours a day or more working full speed to do your job, only to be disparaged over and over in the news and on social media.  That’s what postal workers are going through right now. We are working non stop to get your Christmas packages delivered, but it is an uphill battle. … Read more

Rural Carrier helps customer stuck outside overnight

Rural Carrier Associate Shelly Stoddard was delivering a package at an isolated residence in Barker, NY, on a rainy morning last winter when she heard someone yelling for help. She soon spotted an older customer lying on the ground in his driveway. Stoddard rushed to help the man, who lives alone and had been stranded … Read more

Open Season is Coming – November 9 to December 14, 2020

The 2020 Open Season runs from November 9 to December 14, 2020. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Unless you have a Qualifying Life Event during the remainder of … Read more

USPS releases 2020 Christmas Pay Procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2020 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 5, 2020 (Week 1, Pay Period (PP) 26–2020), and ends Friday, December 25, 2020 (Week 1, Pay Period 01-2021). During this period, certain timekeeping and pay rules apply. Timekeepers, including postmasters, supervisors, and other employees responsible for rural carrier time and attendance recording, must become … Read more

We knew we could do SOMETHING.

We knew we could do SOMETHING. If there’s one thing the United States Postal Service employees are known for, it is service.  It’s the fiber of our commitment to our communities and each other.  Now, more than ever, Postal workers are faced with challenges in meeting that commitment to serve, yet they keep on persevering and delivering … Read more