Appointment of Dwyer to Fill Miller Seat on NRLCA National Board

from   As you may be aware, Committeeman Johnny Miller has been dealing with some serious health issues recently. In order to prioritize his treatment and recovery, he resigned his position on the National Board effective November 16, 2020. In accordance with the National Constitution, when there is a vacancy on the National Board, … Read more

Regular Carriers Working Sunday, November 1, 2020

From NRLCA We have had several inquiries about compensation for regular carriers who volunteer to work this Sunday and are asked to carry the full or partial route delivering mail and parcels. The NRLCA and USPS are in agreement that proper compensation is actual hours worked at the OT rate as per this MOU. We … Read more

Clarification from NRLCA on Collecting Ballots

The Stand-Up Talk linked below went out to the field from USPS Headquarters. This is a change to a previous directive that mandated carriers to stop at all delivery points on October 29-31. As you will read, rural carriers should continue to stop and collect mail at all boxes with the flag raised, as usual. … 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 – House Releases Stimulus Bill with $15 Billion in USPS Funding

House Democrats released a new coronavirus emergency appropriations bill on Monday totaling $2.2 trillion in proposed spending to bring relief as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Of that total, the bill sets aside $15 billion for the Postal Service to remedy lost revenue during the pandemic. Another key component of the legislation would require states to … 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 Partners With USPS to Establish Local Election Mail Task Forces

The Postal Service has consistently been rated as the most trusted government agency. However, due to recent changes in operations and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Postal Service has come under close scrutiny by Congress and the media regarding its ability to deliver mail in a timely manner — especially mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. … Read more

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