Step 4 on 6 to 9 parcel delivery program

In dispute is the Postal Services action to circumvent mail, specifically parcels, in the 6 to 9 Play program. This action is in violation of, but not limited to, Article 5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the Final Determination, Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (RRECS), Submitted to USPS and NLRCA by: Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, … Read more

2022 Christmas Pay Procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2022 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 3, 2022 (Week 1, Pay Period (PP) 26–2022), and ends Friday, December 23, 2022 (Week 1, Pay Period 01-2023). 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 … Read more

2021 Christmas Pay Procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2021 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 4, 2021 (Week 1, Pay Period (PP) 26–2021), and ends Friday, December 24, 2021 (Week 1, Pay Period 01-2022). 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 … Read more

NRLCA – Second Trips During the Christmas Overtime Period

From NRLCA It has come to the attention of the NRLCA that some managers are requiring regular rural carriers to deliver parcels prior to casing the mail for the route. This issue is the subject of a grievance GATS # G15R-4G-C 18190733 that was appealed to Step 4 on April 11, 2019. As always when … Read more

USPS releases 2020 Christmas Pay Procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2020 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 5, 2020 (Week 1, Pay Period (PP) 26–2020), and ends Friday, December 25, 2020 (Week 1, Pay Period 01-2021). 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 … Read more

Christmas Period starts today. Here are some things to know

Just wanted to put out a few important points for the Christmas OT period which will begin on Saturday December 7th, 2019 and ends on Friday, December 27th, 2019.  Below are a few things you need to know. REGULAR RURAL CARRIERS 1. You will receive OT if you work in excess of the WEEKLY evaluation, … Read more

NRLCA: Christmas Period 2019

The 2019 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 7, 2019 (Week 1, Pay Period 26-2019), and ends Friday, December 27, 2019, (week 1 Pay Period 01-2020). During this period, Article 9.2.K., Christmas Allowances and Procedures, of the 2018-2021 USPS/National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) Agreement* will apply. This document contains the explanations and … Read more

ARC Expansion – 2019 Peak Season

The U.S. Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have signed the attached memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the expanded use of assistant rural carriers (ARCs) during the 2019 Peak Season. During the period beginning Monday, November 4, 2019, through Friday, January 17, 2020, ARCS may be scheduled to work on non-holiday … Read more

New MOU Allowing Sunday Work for Regular Carriers During 2018 Peak Season

SUBJECT: Sunday Work for Regular Rural Carriers   The U.S. Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association have signed the attached memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow regular rural carriers to volunteer to work on the following four (4) Sundays: December 2, December 9, December 16, and December 23, 2018. These volunteer regular … Read more

USPS and NRLCA Sign MOU Expanding Use of ARCs During 2018 Peak Season

Due to the anticipated increase in package volume for the 2018 holiday season, the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association have agreed to expand the use of assistant rural carriers (ARCs). For the period beginning Monday, November 19, 2018, and continuing through Friday, January 12, 2019, ARCs may be scheduled, … Read more

Christmas Pay Procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2018 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 1, 2018 (Week 2, Pay Period (PP) 25–2018), and ends Friday, December 21, 2018 (end of Pay Period 26-2018). 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 … Read more