NRLCA – Overpayment of Retroactive Supplemental Pay (8127 Time) Adjustments to Appear on October 16, 2020 Paychecks

We have been notified that 3910 regular rural carriers were overpaid as part of their retro-active contractual payments received on May 15, 2020. The error occurred in the calculation of retroactive increases to be applied to supplemental pay (8127 time) received by regular carriers during the retro-active back-pay period of PP19-2018 though PP17-2019. Instead of … 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

NRLCA – A Note on Presidential Endorsements

As the November election draws closer, members have been contacting the national office asking if the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association has endorsed a candidate in the presidential election. Our members come from all walks of life, working in nearly every corner of rural and suburban America. The NRLCA has never endorsed a candidate during a … Read more

Regular Carriers Working Monday, September 7, 2020

There is NO agreement between the NRLCA and USPS pertaining to regular rural carriers volunteering or being required to work on the upcoming holiday, Monday, September 7, 2020. There is no proper contractual method to compensate regular carriers for working their own route or any other route or providing any sort of package delivery on … 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

Regular Carriers Working Saturday, July 4, 2020

There is NO agreement between the NRLCA and USPS pertaining to regular rural carriers volunteering or being required to work on the upcoming holiday, Saturday, July 4, 2020. There is no proper contractual method to compensate regular carriers for working their own route or any other route or providing any sort of package delivery on … Read more

Memorial Day Message from President Ronnie Stutts

Today, on Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the US Armed Forces. Without their sacrifices, our country would be a very different place. We thank all of our military personnel, past and present for their service and their sacrifices. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start … 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”]

Assignment of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Vehicles (COTS)

The Postal Service has determined that the Mercedes Metris has proven to be an effective delivery vehicle. As you will see, the vehicle is equipped with air conditioning and some needed safety features. These were tested by rural carriers who normally use their POV on the route and the feedback was very favorable. Two contracts … Read more