COVID – 19 Decision tree with NRLCA position and Q and A

USPS will be informed of a rural carrier testing positive either by a public health authority or by the carrier themselves. A carrier who tests positive is not required to provide that information to their supervisor but should provide it to the health unit or District OHNA (Occupational Health Nurse Administrator). COVID 19 Decision Tree … Read more

Clearing up the confusion on COVID leave for postal workers

Informational post by Ruralinfo.net I am seeing a lot of confusion about the current state of COVID leave for postal workers.  I wanted to try to clear up the confusion On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief … Read more

UPDATE: NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through March 26, 2021

UPDATE: December 22, 2020 Click the following link to view/download the signed MOU confirming the extension of the MOUs listed below: Agreement to Extend COVID-19 MOUs ———————————————————— The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through March 26, 2021: Temporary … Read more

Carrier Pickup – COVID-19 Response and Prevention

From NRLCA A rise in the number of COVID-19 cases has recently been confirmed across the country. The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority, and we are continuing to follow recommended guidelines and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are also implementing additional measures to help maintain … Read more

Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Customer Signature Service – COVID-19 Response and Prevention

As cases of COVID-19 continue to be confirmed across the country, we are keeping the safety and well-being of our employees as our highest priority. We are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments and are implementing additional measures to help maintain social … Read more

NRLCA – COVID-19 Related Absence Return To Work Guidance Update

The USPS has issued the following updated guidance criteria for employees returning to work following an absence related to COVID-19: ————————————————————— September 30, 2020 The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors when an employee has indicated their intent to return to work following an absence related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through December 31, 2020

UPDATED September 15, 2020 Click the following link to view/download the signed MOU confirming the extension of the MOUs listed below: Agreement to Extend COVID-19 MOUs ———————————————————— The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through December 31, 2020: Temporary … Read more

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave – Understanding How Leave Impacts Retirement and TSP Deduction

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provided employees with two additional types of leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for child care needs. This leave benefit became effective April 1, 2020, and continues through December 31, 2020. Since the introduction of the new leave types, the Office of Personnel … Read more

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