Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 14–20, 2019 Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week* is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a…

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USPS, NRLCA extend contract negotiations

USPS and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Postal Service’s contract with the NRLCA expired May 20 at midnight. USPS and the NRLCA have mutually decided to extend negotiations. Source: USPS

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USPS: Rural Carrier Guarantee Period

Notice to All Post Offices with Rural Delivery Service: Rural Carrier Guarantee Period Postal Service™ managers must effectively manage rural carriers who work under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), section 7(b)(2). Those carriers are paid overtime for all hours actually worked in excess of 2,080, up to 2,240, within the 52-consecutive-week…

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USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training

USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training, part of a broader effort to strengthen workforce development. The organization has established city carrier assistant (CCA) and rural carrier assistant (RCA) academies in all seven areas. The weeklong academies offer classroom training, followed by on-the-job training. Topics covered range from scanning to safety…

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NRLCA approves new contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service.  The contract covers approximately 119,000 employees represented by the union. Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, and the preservation of workforce structure modifications achieved…

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Labor update: USPS, NRLCA reach tentative agreement

February 10, 2016 The Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year labor contract. The contract covers approximately 119,000 employees represented by the union. “This is a fair and responsible agreement that is in the best interest of our employees, our customers and the…

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NRLCA Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS for Three-Year Contract

February 10, 2016 The NRLCA and Postal Service have negotiated a tentative agreement to cover the 3-year period from May 21, 2015 to May 20, 2018. In this special edition of The National Rural Letter Carrier, you will find the details of the tentative agreement, including an explanation of proposed changes to the existing contract…

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