STEP 4



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….








Step 4 Settlement on Refueling of Government Vehicles

Step 4 Settlement on Refueling of Government Vehicles This case involved management requiring rural carriers to refuel more frequently than provided in the refueling allowance. The parties agree there may be instances where local policy requires rural carriers to refuel…


Step 4 Settlement on Deviating to Deliver Express Mail

Step 4 Settlement on Deviating to Deliver Express Mail This case involved management requiring rural carriers to deviate from their line of travel to deliver Express Mail before noon regardless of the service guarantee. The parties agree that any management…