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Johnson Co. rural mail carrier says new pay system cuts salary by thousands

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) – A rural mail carrier who works in Johnson County says she’s facing more work for less pay under a new system.

On May 6, the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS) went into effect. The change affects rural letter carriers across the country, and has been put into effect as the Postal Service sees fewer people using mail for letters, bills, and publications.

The mail carrier who spoke to TV9 about how the RRECS impacted her did so on the condition of anonymity, afraid sharing her identity would lead to retaliation. However, despite her worries, she said, “I think it’s important enough for everybody to know that there’s a group of people out there that are working harder and getting paid less now.”

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