USPS instructs rural routes to take DPS Flats directly to the street after fulfillment of RHD agreement

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USPS says the MOU-(DPS-Flats-Vehicle-8-11-2014) to allow routes with USPS provided vehicles to case DPS flats is terminated.  They claim they have fulfilled their obligation to put 15000 RHD Employer provided vehicles on rural routes and they will instruct carriers with Employer provided vehicles to cease casing and strapping out DPS flats on March 30th, 2015. Below is the letter notifying the NRLCA that the August 2014 MOU is terminated.


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Jo Marie Frazier

So glad I am retired.

Connie Perkins-Brown

They have lost their freaking minds. I say let one of them fools come deliver the mail like that and see how it works for them!

Andrew Knox

so…case the hotcase mail…pull it down in 1 bundle…take dps to street…2nd bundle….flats to the street..3rd bundle….boxholders..possibly 4 bundles to work….this is gonna be awesome.

Marc Found

Hahaha how bout they actually put them in order first. O m g what a concept. And hey, even if they did that, no. I’m not hourly, I will do them however I like.

Nina Moyotl Parento

In my office we don’t have FFS.. So does this not apply?

D' Ann Pryor Bibb

We don’t have FFS either and have always carried DPS to the street. Nothing new to me.

Amberly Gunter

Great idea! What do we do with the unlimited amount of wrong cities, wrong states, & utf? Carry it all back.

Randy N Angela Bowlds

What? Someone tell me what this is all about!!???

Theresa Furrow

oh hell no

Jamie Williams Oliver


Tim Scallon

So I take it every rural route in the country now has a LLV?

Brad Edgar

They will not be satisfied till we do everything in the most difficult, inefficient, asinine way possible. Just like they were trained to as city carriers.

Michael Coleman

Some of our routes are so heavy they take it to the street already. Its a lot of juggling for newer subs

Sherri King

No not every place has llvs

Matthew Mrnodaysoff Mcleroy

Heck no… we dont. If we did, I would sell my jeep back.

Leslie Neal

longer street time means more fuel to burn.. What a way to save money. Im sure the new contract will say we have to take dps letters to the street to

Wendy Burke

I thought in our contract we had the option if we gave no problems with dispatch? Am I wrong?

Connie Tibbit Miller

Teresa Shaffer Sillivan you guessed it!

Lisa Hancock

What are we supposed to do when we are waiting around on mail? We are short staffed on the clerk side and always waiting! I think we should have a choice to do what ever makes the most sense for the day.

Cynthia Berry

Cause it so much safer to work from multiple piles of mail rather than casing it all and working out of one pile

Andy Durbin

Well, there goes the friggin’ neighborhood. Now how the heck do they expect us to get done in 8 hours?

Ken Lloyd

I’m confused- are we talking about fss flats only or our dps flats that come in bundles by magazine title?

Jim Davis

Except they are trying to force us to beg for hourly. Like we begged for llv’s. Yeah, how is THAT working out. By the time we get through begging we will be minimum wage.

Ariel Alejo

The union better fight this

Rod Smith

Wow !!!

Brad Edwards

with Rural Carriers being on a salary pay why does this even matter to save time on casing?..some times I have a hard time figuring out what upper management up to..Most of what they call “Good ideas” end up costing more than saving..the only concept I can see with this is it’s a prelude to whats about to go nationwide..doing away with fiber domes,consoladating case cells only seems to what the future holds for us all .

Gregg Anderson

Jaime Nunes

Marybeth Libell

FSS flats

Rachal Tryon

Ummm yeah

Amberly Gunter

Is this simply a way to cut time? As a new rca, casing the mail has helped me tremendously in learning my routes.

Chris Whipple

What the hell are dps flats?

Symton Poole

They terminated the grievance too? Thought this was a step 4 that provided us the right to case them. Glad we don’t have them yet.

Rachal Tryon

And ffs flats. 10 years and I don’t even know the lingo still

Dorothy Stoops-Marinelli

I am glad we don’t have FSS. YET!

Ladell Elliot Holmes

Hello 20/80 problems!

Debbie Dix Minton


Jan Hurth

does this crap ever stop….

Igor Zapadinsky

Fss stand for flat shredded system I don’t give a dammit fawking shit, man I m tired of this crap

Chris Whipple

Ffs flats are the ones I believe that come bundled in plastic in order, or I’m wrong completely

Bobby Bristol

I say IDIOTS!!!
DPS flats and Letters to the street? IDIOTS!
So This will mean you sit longer on BUSY HWY at mailboxes with your truck hanging halfway in the lane of traffic. In My 25 years I have missed accidents by inches from SPEEDING cars and BIG TRUCKS.
So Glad I have retired.

Vickie Collins Anderson

DPS = delivery point sequence. Flats & letters will eventually arrive post office in your route order (provided your edit book is up to date ). The letter attached to this feed indicates dps flats for rural carriers with an LLV vehicle will have to take flats directly to the street.

Vickie Collins Anderson

I’ve never heard of FFS? Too many acronyms!

Jay Gagne

U guys have it easy, try being a city carrier and deliver 4 bundles and a truck full of packages with the jack asses crying about us taking a minute too long. Well I guess we choose our own craft, but u all should be happy that u r in the one u chose, plus u wont have to deal with hip, knee and shoulder replacements.

Ralph Fernandez

Make us like city carriers like we are the inefficent and most costly per delivery address…..

Tracy Smith
Ralph Fernandez

Btw walked in on a tele come and the dm was saying volune doesnt slow street delivery i loled so hard and asked my pm if she heard that idiot she threw her hands up in the air

Rayeann Reeves

We have FFS not hard to take them both to the street.

Brenda D Wren

It’s not hard I case my tub flats and hot case mail and pull down and take dps and advos to street I think it’s a lot easier. Don’t mock it til you try it. It beats standing around.

Brenda D Wren

Bring it back simple.

Lisa Ann Cogan

Ken, this is NOT about “presorts”. Thankful we don’t have FSS in our area! I assume that city is already doing this… I’m already getting griped at about “PM time” being over 5 minutes! Ridiculous! I guess we are supposed to have everything separated on the street, come in, drop & leave? Especially if WE ever go to taking everything to the street as this states!