You may have noticed teams that include a rural carrier and manager coming to local offices. This is part of a newly created joint initiative between the NRLCA and USPS dealing with rural carrier safety. These teams go to offices to evaluate the safety of the office and talk with carriers as to any unsafe conditions on their routes. The team will then go and look at the condition and report back to the district safety office with recommendations to alleviate any problems that they find.
These teams are not designed to “catch” carriers working unsafely or for disciplinary purposes. They are strictly designed to help find and remedy unsafe conditions. Each rural carrier was selected by the appropriate District Representative.
The D.R.’s then help to monitor the program through monthly meetings with the teams. Each district has begun this program and it is fully endorsed by the NRLCA. Hopefully each and every carrier is doing their best to work in a safe manner.