The 2020 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 5, 2020 (Week 1, Pay Period (PP) 26–2020), and ends Friday, December 25, 2020 (Week 1, Pay Period 01-2021). During this period, certain timekeeping and pay rules apply. Timekeepers, including postmasters, supervisors, and other employees responsible for rural carrier time and attendance recording, must become familiar with Article 9.2.K., Christmas Allowances and Procedures, of the 2018–2021 USPS/National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) Agreement.
The preferred method of timekeeping data entry is through the Rural Management Support System (RMSS) web application. The following information provides USPS® guidelines for Rural Carrier compensation during the designated Christmas period. These instructions are designed for Manual Timekeeping and TACS data entry.