Notice to All Post Offices with Rural Delivery Service: Rural Carrier Guarantee Period

Postal Service™ managers must effectively manage rural carriers who work under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), section 7(b)(2). Those carriers are paid overtime for all hours actually worked in excess of 2,080, up to 2,240, within the 52-consecutive-week guarantee period.

If a carrier works more than 2,240 hours within the guarantee period, the agreement under FLSA section 7(b)(2) is considered void, and the carrier must be compensated for all hours worked during the guarantee period in accordance with FLSA, section 7(a).

Postal Service managers must make a concerted effort to minimize the number of hours carriers work over 2,080, and strictly monitor these carriers to ensure that no carrier works in excess of 2,240 actual work hours.

The 2018–2019 guarantee period will begin on Saturday, October 13, 2018, and continue through Friday, October 11, 2019.

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Charles Hawkins

Why are supervisors and managers forcing carriers to take leave/leave without pay when they did not high opt. The carriers that are in “2080” problems are because of the high volume of Amazon packages that were not part of our last mail count. My local Union is no help. They say because the carrier didn’t document that they can not do anything for the carrier. I think that’s bull hockey.we as carriers should not loose money nor should we be threatened and forced to take our leave or leave without pay. Why is our Union not defending us. Why was… Read more »