NRLCA – Assistant Rural Carriers (ARC) MOU 13 and Implementation Guidelines

Due to the continued increase in parcel volumes throughout the country, the U.S. Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to modify Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 13 of the 2018-2021 USPS-NRLCA National Agreement and the corresponding Assistant Rural Carriers (ARC) Implementation Guidelines cited in the MOU. These modifications/updates have been … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Allowing Rural Carriers to Volunteer for Package Delivery on Columbus Day

The NRLCA and USPS have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) allowing regular rural carriers to volunteer to deliver packages on the October 12 holiday. The full text of the MOU and a link to the signed document are below. —————————————————————————————————————————————- MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL RURAL LETTER … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 (MOUs) Through September 25, 2020

UPDATE July 10, 2020 Click below for the signed MOU confirming the extension of the MOUs listed below. Agreement to Extend COVID-19 MOUs  ———————————————————— May 19, 2020 The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through July 17, 2020. Temporary … Read more

NRLCA and USPS Agree to Extend COVID-19 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Through July 17, 2020

UPDATE May 22, 2020 Click below for the signed MOU confirming the extension of the MOUs listed below. Agreement to Extend COVID-19 MOUs  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— May 19, 2020 The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and United States Postal Service have mutually agreed to extend the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) linked below through July 17, 2020. Temporary … 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

NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Expanding Scheduling of Assistant Rural Carriers (ARCs)

On Thursday, March 26th, President Stutts signed an MOU temporarily expanding the scheduling and utilization of Assistant Rural Carriers (ARCs). For the period beginning Monday, March 23, and continuing through Friday, June 5, 2020, ARCs may be scheduled, on a volunteer basis, on non-holiday weekdays to provide auxiliary assistance for package delivery and for casing … 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

New USPS/NRLCA LOU regarding payment for SPM scans

The NRLCA signs Letter of Mutual Understanding to address outstanding compensation issues for rural carriers while conducting the test of “Service Performance Measurement” (SPM). This letter also addresses the retroactive compensation for SPMs for the period of September 3, 2016 through September 1, 2017. If you have any questions related to this letter, please contact … Read more

MOU for Proper Compensation When Performing “Service Performance Measurement” (SPM)

Note: this is the same MOU I posted last week that was blurry.. The NRLCA signs Letter of Mutual Understanding to address outstanding compensation issues for rural carriers while conducting the test of “Service Performance Measurement” (SPM). If you have any questions related to this letter, please contact your assigned District Representative or Assistant District Representative. … Read more

New MOU on proper compensation for SPM work orders

I am sorry this is such a blurry copy but hopefully most of you will be able to read it. Hopefully a better copy will be posted on the NRLCA website soon. This letter will serve to confirm our mutual understanding of the proper compensation to be provided to rural carriers when handling the tasks … Read more