General Wage Increases (GWI) and Cost-of-Living Raises (COLA)

The USPS will bring all salary schedules current (both GWI and COLA adjustments) required under the 2018-2021 National Agreement on August 17, 2019 PP 18-2019 and will be reflected in the paycheck received on September 6, 2019.

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 terms and conditions of this Agreement, shall be increased as follows:

  • Effective November 24, 2018
    The basic annual salary for each step shall be increased by an amount equal to 1.3% of the appropriate March 03, 2018 salary schedule.

Note: The November 24, 2018 General Wage Increase (GWI) will be processed by the USPS in PP 18-2019 and reflected in the paycheck received on September 6, 2019. The retroactive portion of the November 24, 2018 GWI will be calculated by the USPS after PP 19-2019 and will be paid as soon as administratively practicable after PP 19-2019.

 

Cost of Living (COLA) Adjustments

The July 2018 COLA will be paid retroactively. This COLA will be $229 annually for Table One and Step 15 of Table Two. The amount will be applied proportionally to Steps 1-14 in Table Two.

Note: The July 2018 COLA will be processed by the USPS in PP 18-2019 and reflected in the paycheck received on September 6, 2019. The retroactive portion of the July 2018 COLA will be calculated by the USPS after PP 19-2019 and will be paid as soon as administratively practicable after PP 19-2019.

The January 2019 COLA would also apply retroactively; however, the calculations based on CPI between July 2018 and January 2019 resulted in a COLA of zero.

Pursuant to the release of the July 2019 Consumer Price Index – Urban Wage and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), and in accordance with Article 9.1.E , the third COLA adjustment of the 2018-2021 National Agreement will result in a $624 increase for eligible rural carriers. This COLA adjustment will be effective August 31, 2019, (PP 19-2019) and will be reflected in the paycheck dated September 20, 2019. This COLA will be $624 annually for Table One and Step 15 of Table Two. The amount will be applied proportionally to Steps 1-14 in Table Two.

 

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General Wage Increases (GWI) and Cost-of-Living Raises (COLA)

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Seashore

Screwed again! Table 2, step 2. How does it feel to want?

Chris

Cola for July 2018 is wrong!

Shipmate

There should be one pay chart, not three pay tables. That’s why the RCA’s who become regulars, have the ‘don’t care ‘ attitude and work ethic, not that it applies to all of them, but this is what the “Table One” Regulars have left us, and still continue to vote, when most of them don’t even run their route anymore, or whatever is being voted on doesn’t even apply to them anymore. Our union is weak and non existent, unless your at the ” convention”, you have to come out of pocket for? Union? . Our stewards are spineless, and… Read more »

denverdave

Shipmate, when table 2 maxes out you will be making the same amount of money as table 1.

Erik az reg

This is a great deal! We should all be happy that at the end of this we are all making more money, and we didn’t even have to sue for it! It’s all about seniority at the post office, they take better care of everyone who has been there longer, which is what you want in a career, 10 years from now you’ll be great-full that you are, where you are, and that you had the guts to stick it out. Just clock in, shut up, clock out and wait for retirement.

Ashley Lively

How do you know what table you are on? I am lost!

Spencer

I’m confused as this is the same pay chart as before. As far as knowing which chart your on if your new you are table 2

Spencer

This chart is from March reflecting a 0 pay adjustment.
Where is the actual new shedule.

JankApollo

Shipmate, the ones who came before us had a much smaller workload.
There is no reason for this pay gap and it needs to end; more so if we are going to be provided an “update” pay schedule it should actually be updated rather than myself and others have to calculate what our pay is and hope it is correct come September 6th.

thomas j lazo

Retired back pay date!

Barbara Forte

So I was a sub until Nov 24 2018, so did I get nothing? Also, my route went from 43j to 40k earlier this year.. I’m confused.

Will Osborne

Been an RCA for over six years making 17.78 an hour. Haven’t had a wage adjustment since 11/17. I’ve never been paid a cost of living adjustment in my postal career. People talked up this contract like things were really about to get better. Looks like I’m going to get the 41 cents an hour I was supposed to get last year and not a dime more. Pathetic

scott keller

Ive noticed a lot of complainers on this thread, if you’re that unhappy with the job or you feel you’re being treated so unfairly then maybe its time for a new career choice. The economy is booming and there are many jobs available out there, go get one of them. To the RCAs, as an RCA you are considered a part time employee and are only guaranteed one day a week. How many part time employees in any field of work get cola raises,have retirement packages, full healthcare and other benefits? The answer is none. I was an RCA for… Read more »

NuNu

I’ve been a carrier for 21 years and I love what I do. With all this complaining you must remember we all have options.🙃

scott

To the people who are wondering why there are two pay tables and think it’s unfair, here’s the answer. If your hire date is after 11/20/2010 you are on table two. Table two was created to save the postal service money. In case you are unaware, the postal service is in financial ruins and is in danger of collapsing. Eventually as the table one carriers all retire there will no table one anymore and table two will be all there is left. By the time all you table two carriers reach the final step you’ll be making the exact same… Read more »

Kramer

I’m tired of Rca’s complaining that regulars have had it so easy. I have been in the same office going on 23 years. I have worked my ass off to get to where I am now, I did not picture my regular years working my days off and helping other routes that cant get the job done. When I became a rca I started at $10.54 in 1997 and topped out at $17.98 in 2008. Then converted to a reg route then then took a 4000.00 pay cut because DPS was implemented and we had a pay frieze when the… Read more »

Andis Tabaku

Ater being for 13 years as RCA finally I became regular this year. Our union should visit us a mandatory meeting every month. In my office I don’t remember when was last time union rep came to talk to us.