STEP 4



Step 4 Settlement on PS Form 4232

This case involves management requiring carriers to maintain PS Form 4232 for each customer on the route even though the route has 911 addressing. The parties agree only rural carriers that provide service to customers that have Rural Route and…


Step 4 Settlement on DPS Flats in a Non-Withdrawal Office

This case involves management stating that the withdraw of DPS flats in a non-withdrawal office is included in the final hot case pull. The parties agree, in those instances when a rural route is NOT provided the withdrawal allowance, DPS flats MUST be provided…






NRLCA Files National-Level Step 4 Grievance on Tests

On July 18, the NRLCA filed a Step 4 grievance concerning the Postal Service’s increased use of lengthy “tests” involving new delivery services and other rural carrier functions on rural routes. Despite repeated efforts to determine the Postal Service’s position…




Step 4 Settlement on Mail Count and In-Home Dated Mailings

This case involved management not honoring delivery of an in-home dated mailing during the 2015 national mail count. The parties agree the POM Section 458.2 states in part, “Offices should make every effort to adhere to mailer-requested in-home delivery dates….