NRLCA and USPS Extend Time for Comment on the Revised Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System

On October 31, 2017, the parties received the Chairperson’s “recommendation for a Revised Evaluated Compensation System.” Per the MOU creating the ECS time standards project, which was part of the 2012 Clarke Interest Arbitration decision, the parties agreed to a 30-day period for evaluation and comment. However, given the scope of the project, the Chairperson’s … Read more

Brief update on the Rural Carrier engineer study

The engineers have turned their attention to the three follow-up activities. Review of the documentation of work methods and work measurement analysis to insure it is correct, complete and presented in a standard format Review of each individual standard with the USPS and the NRLCA Statistical Validation of the standards and Standards time calculations Activities … Read more

Progress report on the Rural Route Engineer Study

The redesign project cranked into high gear early in 2014 when several new high-profile projects were initiated by the Standards Panel consisting of NRLCA Representative, Ken Mericle, USPS Representative, Don Ratliff and the Neutral Chair, Louis Martin-Vega. The Panel has been working closely with IIE Solutions, a team of industrial engineers from the Institute of … Read more

Some information on the new scanners

Some basic information on the new scanners from a rural carrier who just started using it on their route.   The pen attached does not work.. You still have to have the customer sign the 3849. When you deliver something you have to indicate where you left it (in mailbox, at front door, in parcel … Read more

Quick update on the NRLCA/USPS Engineering study

  Thanks for sharing.. DH  Information from union meeting – Main topic of discussion, time study. Seems the USPS has now realized all the unions contracts are expiring in 2015 and they need this time study for negotiations. So the USPS is “now” fully funding the study so that this information can be obtained. There … Read more

Rural Time Standard Engineer Study Update

A quick update- (Thank you Mike) The 3 time-study engineers are out and about in the field now. They visited several offices in the Greensboro district and even rode with one carrier. All 3 are very impressed with the work that we do and the many tasks we have to perform. This includes the engineer … Read more

The Neutral Engineer for the Rural Carrier Time Study

Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega is the Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. With more than 8,500 students, 700 faculty and staff, and $129 million in annual research expenditures, NC State’s College of Engineering is internationally recognized for the excellence of its research, education and outreach programs. In 2008, the … Read more