NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Allowing Regular Rural Carriers to Volunteer for Package Delivery on Thanksgiving Day



Please find attached a MOU which allows for regular rural carriers where needed and wish to VOLUNTEER to deliver packages on any route(s) in the office on the Thanksgiving Holiday.

As most of you are aware there is a shortage of leave replacements in many offices. This shortage is due to several reasons, however the main reasons are COVID leave and management not doing what they can to hire.

We know that there are many of you that wish to volunteer to work on the Thanksgiving Holiday and in doing so this will possibly relieve the stress on our leave replacements.

We want to make it clear that this is strictly voluntary and regular carriers should not be forced to work. If you are forced to work, contact your district representative for direction.

Thanks for all you do! Be safe!

Your National Board

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What about the fact that they are taking away our K days starting this Saturday?

This thing about working multiple routes at least 2 is kind of ludicrous when a large portion of us have been doing it for 30 years only on our own route and now we are expected after dark to be out doing a second and a 3rd route this should be not happening we should be doing our own route in my case I have more than 250 to 300 parcels A-day right now but now if I volunteer which I would love to do for the extra money I would be forced to be in the dark and that… Read more »

Why all the complaining?
If it doesn’t sound like something you’d be open to then don’t do it!