NALC: Thirty-six additional installations added to all-career model

January 20, 2023 NALC and USPS have agreed to memorandum of agreement (M-01988) pursuant to the May 24, 2022, Memorandum of Understanding Re: City Delivery Staffing Adjustment – Hiring Part-Time Flexible City Letter Carriers (M-01986), providing an additional 36 installations in which the Postal Service will convert all city carrier assistants to part-time flexible (PTF)…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Operations – Undelivered and Partially Delivered Routes

Background The U.S. Postal Service delivered over 129 billion mailpieces on more than 233,171 routes in fiscal year (FY) 2021. The Postal Service’s goal is for carriers to deliver all mail along their assigned route on the scheduled delivery day. However, there are situations where mail may not be delivered on a route for a…

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NALC: Materials Reference System (MRS) update

December 5, 2022 The NALC’s Materials Reference System (MRS) Index and Summaries has been updated and contains summaries of key contractual documents and direct links to all M-number documents as well as C-numbered arbitrations. The MRS has a new look and format which will allow NALC to provide updates on a real time basis. The…

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NALC: Protecting letter carrier work

December 2022 Postal Record With staffing issues existing in many parts of the country, NALC has received numerous reports of management utilizing employees from other bargaining-unit crafts to perform city letter carrier work. There also have been reports of city letter carriers being forced to work in other crafts. Protecting the work in the letter…

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NALC: 11 additional installations added to all-career model

November 22, 2022 Pursuant to the May 24, 2022, Memorandum of Understanding Re: City Delivery Staffing Adjustment – Hiring Part-Time Flexible City Letter Carriers (M-01986), NALC and USPS have agreed to additional memorandums of agreement (M-01988) providing for another 11 installations added to the all-career city letter carrier workforce model. In these installations, the Postal…

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‘We’re hiring and yes, we pay well’: USPS worker makes $4,400 in two weeks (video)

November 13, 2022 Mail carriers have become an integral part of many Americans’ daily lives with the rise in online shopping that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, a TikToker and mail carrier has gone viral after telling viewers that, first, the USPS needs help, and second, viewers can make a lot of money in…

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NALC: 163 Installations added to all-career model

October 7, 2022 NALC and USPS have agreed on two additional memorandums of agreement (M-01988) pursuant to the May 24, 2022, Memorandum of Understanding Re: City Delivery Staffing Adjustment – Hiring Part-Time Flexible City Letter Carriers (M-01986), providing an additional 163 installations in which the Postal Service will convert all city carrier assistants to part-time…

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USPS OIG Report: Changes in Mail Mix – Implications for Carriers’ Physical Health

The U.S. Postal Service’s package volume and weight have increased as First-Class Mail has declined, representing a change in mail mix. The OIG found a correlation between total package weight and letter carrier injuries. The OIG found that the Postal Service has no specific protocols in place outlining how a carrier should deliver a heavy…

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