National Rural Mail Count 2016

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In 2016, a National Mail Count will be conducted for twelve (12) working days beginning Saturday, March 12, 2016 and ending Friday, March 25, 2016, for all routes except those routes which both the regular carrier and management agree in writing not to count. The procedures and form for “Opting Out” of the count are included in the documents below. The “Important Dates” checklist provided by USPS is also included below.

Source: National Mail Count 2016

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Great time of year. No 1st of month or holiday. It’s time for “BOHICA”. For those not familiar with this action, it simply means “Bend Over, Here It Comes Again” . Happy I’m retired.


Yep who the heck decided on these dates???? Gotta love our representation here. Why are we even being counted our office has fss flats too and the parcels all have scans….. They know what we get mail
Volume it’s just another form of harassment from the postal service.


I also work in a FSS office. (It sucks) The only advantage is capitalizing on the mistakes found within.


Don’t know about your office but we have supervisors that don’t no anything about rural so it’s going to be argue,argue,argue. Just more stress


You think if we opt out they will count us anyway

Russ Samson

With the count taken in the middle of month, I opted out, smelled a rat, as it turned out I was right, one carrier bit the bullet and counted, well
he lost over a hour, I will count next time, cause it is at the end of the month when it will count for something!

Russ Samson

I have two more years, got full time 3 yr
ago, be fully vested in two, will retire after that, but I do have other saving to fall back on, I know it won’t be much but it will help!


If your lucky and y lower your health plan, your annuity might, just might, cover.

Military time helps.

Good luck.