STEP 4

Step 4 – Separation of Collection Mail

The issue in this grievance concerns the proper handling and disposition of mail collected/accepted on a rural route. Specifically, the issues in the case involved the proper credit for collection mail during mail count when management requires the carriers to…

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Step 4 – Use of Wire Cages for Loading

The issue in this grievance concerns the use of rolling equipment (e.g., wire containers, post cons, etc.) as a conveyance in rural delivery operations. After discussion of this case with the National Board and Legal Counsel we determined that our…


Step 4 – Unloading-Time to Retrieve Conveyance

The issue in this grievance concerns whether rural carriers should receive additional credit during a mail count for obtaining equipment to unload the vehicle. The parties have defined unloading as the time associated with the removal of empty equipment, supplies…







Step 4 Settlement – (Q15R-4Q-C 16846401) Amazon Fresh Test

The issue in this grievance concerns the appropriate compensation for rural carriers required to deliver Amazon Fresh totes. The Postal Service began a market test delivering groceries in the San Francisco, California delivery area on August 8, 2014. The test…








NRLCA: Step 4 Settlement on Salary Advances

The issue in the grievance is management refusing to issue an emergency salary advance, claiming that the grievant had been “terminated” when, in fact, the grievant was not. The parties agree that:   “Handbook F-101, Field Accounting Procedures, Section 23-3, Employee Emergency…


Step 4 Settlement on Bypassing RCAs to Avoid Overtime

This case involves management bypassing an RCA to work on a route that is not the primary assignment when scheduling day-to-day to avoid paying overtime. The parties agree Pre-arbitration settlement, G00R-4Q-C 02139495 (M-84 in the Quick Reference Guide) from Willis,…