Open Season is Coming – November 9 to December 14, 2020

The 2020 Open Season runs from November 9 to December 14, 2020. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Unless you have a Qualifying Life Event during the remainder of … Read more

We knew we could do SOMETHING.

We knew we could do SOMETHING. If there’s one thing the United States Postal Service employees are known for, it is service.  It’s the fiber of our commitment to our communities and each other.  Now, more than ever, Postal workers are faced with challenges in meeting that commitment to serve, yet they keep on persevering and delivering … Read more

Ruralinfo.net is celebrating 15 years!

Our Story: Not totally sure of the exact date I started Ruralinfo.net. The domain creation date was April 4th, 2007. I ran the website for about 2 years on a free Google website.. So this website is AT LEAST 15 years old.. You have probably heard many things about this website and most of them … Read more

Mississippi rural carrier shot on the route

UPDATE: Sadly Sherry has passed.  My thoughts are with her family at this time. Kristy Ingold Rural postal worker shot in Attala County JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Attala County’s sheriff said a man shot a rural postal worker in the head Thursday. Sheriff Tim Nail said the man first tried to kidnap a woman from … Read more

Rural Carrier Podcast – Rural Deviation

Check out the first ever rural carrier podcast. Josh Brandon a rural carrier is the creator and you can follow the podcast on Spotify or Youtube. Check it out.. He is also looking for people to be on the podcast to discuss rural carrier issues..

Guidelines for Acts of God at the USPS

The Postal Service takes a narrow view on Administrative Leave for Acts of God.  They must be general instead of personal, meaning large groups of employees not being able to make it to work. See more information at the links below: 1.  Click here for Act of God information from the NRLCA 2.  Click here for Act … Read more

Submitting your edit book DOES NOT update your pay

The most important form in a rural carrier’s work life- The PS Form 4003 The PS Form 4003 contains all the route’s current, active delivery data including an official line of travel, current number of deliveries, miles traveled, authorized dismounts, etc… This form is used to update any changes that occur on a rural route between … Read more

Guide to rural time and attendance

Great resource submitted to Ruralinfo [embeddoc url=”https://www.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/time.attendance.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]  

Good news – our mobile app is live again

Good news.  The ruralinfo.net redesigned mobile app is now back up.  A couple of things to know: IMPORTANT – Before installing, please   delete the old Ruralinfo app from your device. Some new features have been added.  I hope you like them.. Download for Apple Download for Android Browser App Scan the QR code on the … Read more

Rural Carriers Beware – Purchasing insurance for your route vehicles.

A very important FYI for anyone that uses their personally owned vehicle to deliver mail. Though an insurance company may tell you that your vehicle is covered please do not rely on it. This person had a commercial policy with Progressive.. Also here is some important info from the USPS on tort claims.. https://knowledgebase.ruralinfo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/tort-claim1.pdf Please share … Read more

Hey Amazon.. Deliverin’ ain’t easy

A Ruralinfo.net editorial A couple of years ago, Amazon had an epiphany.  They decided they could start their own delivery service to cut out the middle man. (i.e. UPS, Fedex, USPS)  So they went full steam ahead and started hiring people off the street to deliver their parcels.  It started first in the big cities, but … Read more

On October 1, 1896, rural free delivery (RFD) service began

On October 1, 1896, rural free delivery (RFD) service began in Charles Town, Halltown, and Uvilla in West Virginia, Postmaster General Wilson’s home state. Within a year, 44 routes were operating in 29 states. Just five days before Christmas in 1899, the Post Office Department decided to experiment with extending RFD across an entire county. … Read more