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

Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Face Covering and Mask Update

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Postal Service has continued to fulfill its critical mission to bind the nation together. Our employees are working hard to ensure we are there for our customers every day, serving as a lifeline for millions of people. To help ensure your safety and wellness, the Postal Service reminds you … Read more

Mandatory Stand Up Talk: COVID-19 Test Kits in the Mail

The USPS has issued the following Mandatory Stand Up Talk ——————————————————————————————————– As the safety of our employees is always our top priority, this talk is being provided to advise you that COVID-19 related test kits are being mailed through the Postal Service. The Postal Service has partnered with several manufacturers, vendors, and laboratories to ship … Read more

USPS Releases Social Distancing Guidelines for Annual Rural Route Inspections

The USPS sent these social distancing guidelines for annual rural route inspections to area managers last week. The Postal Service has not indicated whether or not a national mail count will be conducted in September. The USPS has issued the following Standard Work Instruction (SWI) to provide guidance to protect employees from the COVID-19 virus … Read more

USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Essential Services During COVID-19 and Recent State and Local Civil Unrest

June 2, 2020 The USPS has issued the below Mandatory Stand-Up Talk for employees. ——————————————————— Essential services during COVID-19 and recent state and local civil unrest Three steps to work through government-imposed curfews and other travel restrictions The Postal Service is continuing normal operations while state and local governments deal with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 … Read more

USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: COVID-19 Test Kits in the Mail

As the safety of our employees is always our top priority, this talk is being provided to advise you that COVID-19 related test kits are being mailed through the Postal Service. The Postal Service has partnered with several manufacturers, vendors, and laboratories to ship virus and vaccine test kits to a variety of healthcare providers … Read more

UPDATE: APCU Offers Assistance to NRLCA Members During COVID-19 Crisis

UPDATE: APCU has revised its offerings. It will no longer offer the special assistance loan. The Skip-a-Pay program is still in effect, but will return to the normal fee structure. NRLCA members wishing to take advantage of these opportunities will need to do so before June 1, 2020. Please click here for more information on … Read more

CDC Guidance Remains in Effect at All USPS Facilities

As the number of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cases start to decline and reopening activities become more widespread across the U.S., the Postal Service is reviewing its operations to determine where suppliers can be directed to resume on-site deployment activities and contractor presence may need to increase in our office locations. [embeddoc url=”https://www.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-SUT-42_ALL-EMPLOYEES-Supplier-On-Site-Procedures-052120.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]

USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Retail Lobby Equipment – Social Distancing

April 25, 2020 The USPS has issued the below Mandatory Stand-Up Talk for employees. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–   On a daily basis, our customers transact business using our self-service kiosks (SSKs). Providing retail access as well as safeguarding the well-being of our customers is a high priority, especially in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To … Read more

USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Face Covering and Mask Update

The USPS has issued the below Mandatory Stand-Up Talk for employees. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The USPS in an effort to maintain employee’s safety and wellness, strongly recommends the use of face coverings per the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance. As a result, the USPS modified their policy on face coverings to require all employees to wear … Read more

APCU Offers Assistance to NRLCA Members During COVID-19 Crisis

May 28, 2020 UPDATE: APCU has revised its offerings. It will no longer offer the special assistance loan. The Skip-a-Pay program is still in effect, but will return to the normal fee structure. NRLCA members wishing to take advantage of these opportunities will need to do so before June 1, 2020. Please click here for … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Concerning Temporary Workplace Changes to Promote Social Distancing – COVID-19

Your National Board and NSS representative(s) have received numerous concerns pertaining to carriers working in close proximity in offices across the country. Your National Board agrees that the social distancing recommendations of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are important measures which should be practiced as much as possible to slow the spread … Read more

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, … Read more