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

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

Throwback – In 2010, the OIG recommended eliminating the NRLCA Christmas overtime pay for rural carriers

Our analyses revealed that the Christmas overtime hours are no longer necessary to ensure timely delivery of mail for the following reasons:  Christmas mail volume no longer supports the need for overtime and the associated NRLCA agreement supplemental Christmas overtime pay provision. Specifically, for five consecutive years, the December total delivered mail volume has … Read more