NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Concerning Regular Carriers Working Other Routes and on Sundays

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) and the U.S. Postal Service have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding two temporary modifications to the USPS/NRLCA National Agreement regarding work assignments for regular rural carriers due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

During the period beginning Monday, April 6, and continuing through Friday, June 5, 2020, regular rural carriers may volunteer to work on Sunday to deliver packages and may also volunteer to provide service on rural routes other than their assigned routes in the office. Regular rural carriers will be compensated at the overtime rate for hours worked on Sunday and for hours performing service on routes other than their assigned routes.

Prior to working volunteer regular rural carriers on Sundays or on other rural routes, management must comply with the scheduling provisions of the National Agreement.

Please click here to view/download the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).