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MOU Signed on Hiring Rural Carrier Annuitants as Holiday Assistant Rural Carriers (HARCs)

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The US Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association have signed an MOU to rehire rural carrier annuitants as holiday assistant rural carriers (HARCs). These individuals will be used to deliver packages up to seven (7) days per week between November 4, 2023, through January 26, 2024.

In accordance with the regulations outlined in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annuities of these HARCs will not be impacted by their work in the rural carrier craft.  

Letters have been sent to all rural carriers who have retired within the last five (5) years and to those who were employed as HARCs last year. Annuitant postings will be published from August 14th – September  4th on  www.usps.com/careers.


Click here to view the MOU.

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