Rural Carrier Christmas period will be December 2nd – December 22nd, 2017 

The 2017 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 2, 2017 (Week 2, Pay Period (PP) 25–2017), and ends Friday, December 22, 2017, end of Pay Period 26-2017. During this period, certain timekeeping and pay rules apply. Timekeepers, including Postmasters, supervisors, and other employees responsible for rural carrier time and attendance recording, must become familiar with Article 9.2.K., Christmas Allowances and Procedures, of the 2015–2018 USPS/National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) Agreement.

This article describes:

Types of compensation to which rural carriers are entitled during the Christmas period.

Related timekeeping procedures and regulations for the Christmas period.

Special rules that begin with the start of the Guarantee Year (October 14, 2017) and continue through the end of the Christmas period, (December 22, 2017).

We included exhibits to help you complete the following:

PS Form 1314, Regular Rural Carrier Time Certificate, and

PS Form 1314-A, Auxiliary Rural Carrier Time Certificate.


Source: Christmas pay procedures for rural carriers

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