2018 Mail Count Effective Date
The mail count will be effective at the beginning of the fourth full pay period following the end of the count period. (April 28, 2018)
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2018 Mail Count
In accordance with Article 9.2.C.3.a.(2) of the 2015-2018 National Agreement between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, a national rural route mail count will be conducted for twelve (12) working days beginning Saturday, February 24, 2018 and ending Friday, March 9, 2018. All routes will be counted except those routes which both the regular rural carrier or the rural carrier associate (Designation Code 79), as appropriate, and management agree in writing not to count. The mail count will be effective at the beginning of the fourth full pay period following the end of the count period. (April 28, 2018)
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CALCULATORS
THE CALCULATOR ISN'T WORKING FOR ME. Make sure you have a program on your computer, ipad, iphone, android phone, tablet, etc that will work with spreadsheets. If you don't have a program that will run spreadsheets, it will not work.
I HAVE DOWNLOADED THE CALCULATOR BUT IT SAYS “READ ONLY”.. WHY CAN’T I INPUT INFORMATION?
The file must be saved to your computer and then opened before you can input information. Save the file somewhere on your computer where you can find it later and then open it again after you have saved it
WHY IS MY EVALUATION DIFFERENT FROM THE NRLCA OR USPS CALCULATOR?
The time displayed is a “Running Evaluation” . For example : If you had only 1 certified accepted in the 12 days, the calculator would divide 1 by 12 then multiply by 6 ( gets a weekly average”. Then it multiplies that number by the time standards. So your route is averaging .5 certifieds accepted a week
I CAN’T FIND MY EVALUATION AFTER I HAVE INPUT MY NUMBERS? WHERE IS IT?
Applicable to some versions: Look at the bottom of the spreadsheet, there are tabs. Click on the tab that says Evaluation. You might have to scroll down a little. use the tabs to switch back and forth.
WHERE DO I ADD HOW MANY DAYS I AM CALCULATING?
The default setting for calculator input is automatic, which means it will auto calculate the days as you input information each day. There is a manual option, but it is not recommended unless you are very familiar with using these calculators
HELP, THE CALCULATOR ISNT SHOWING ANY NUMBERS. ALL I SEE IS #DIV/0!
It will show #DIV/O until you enter data under the letter column. It uses letter data to trigger the automatic calculation of # of days
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