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

Ruralinfo.net is celebrating 15 years!

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 15 years old.. You have probably heard many things about this website and most of them … Read more

2018-2021 NRLCA-USPS Tentative National Agreement Has Been RATIFIED

Pursuant to Article XI, Section 4 of the NRLCA Constitution, the Ratification Committee has completed the tabulation of ballots and reports that the 2018-2021 NRLCA-USPS Tentative National Agreement has been RATIFIED by a vote of 16,714 to 2,665, or 86 percent voting in favor of ratification. A more detailed report from the Ratification Committee will … Read more

Rural Carrier Podcast – Rural Deviation

Check out the first ever rural carrier podcast. Josh Brandon a rural carrier is the creator and you can follow the podcast on Spotify or Youtube. Check it out.. He is also looking for people to be on the podcast to discuss rural carrier issues..

Ratification meeting report by Ruralinfo.net

Ruralinfo.net – I attended my contract ratification meeting yesterday and here are my notes It was agreed that RCAs could be forced to work in other offices, but that they are being forced now, and this will make sure they get mileage pay. It was stressed that it can only be for a full assignment, … Read more

Ruralinfo tips – Did you know -Lunch Breaks – Feb 20th, 2019

Daily breaks – Did you know? Did you know that management cannot require you to take a break? The parties agree that rural carriers at their option may take a lunch break, provided the time does not exceed (30) minutes per Article 30.1.F. The parties further agree this provision prohibits management from requiring a rural carrier … Read more

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 below: 1.  Click here for Act of God information from the NRLCA 2.  Click here for Act … Read more

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