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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NAPS Endorses Bill to Preserve Rural Service Standards

July 14, 2015 NAPS is proud to endorse the Rural Postal Act of 2015 (S. 1742) offered by Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The legislation restores overnight July 2012 service standards, places a 2-year moratorium on the closure of additional mail processing plants, makes six-day delivery permanent, protects rural post offices from unnecessary closures…

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Monhegan postal service is more than mail, islanders say

USPS proposed cut to hours could undermine island independence By Laurie Schreiber – January 20, 2015 MONHEGAN PLANTATION — Islanders are concerned about a cutback in hours and pay for the worker who handles retail operations at their island post office. And they’re also concerned the U.S. Postal Service might one day cut its budget…

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Postal Service workers and rural communities fear post office closures

A cost-reduction plan cuts hours at 9K offices nationwide, stoking fears small towns could see postal services ended By Kayla Gahagan – December 13, 2014 FAIRBURN, South Dakota — Mark Jamison worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. At the end of his career, he made $56,000 a year plus benefits as a…

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Dozens of Remote Alaska post offices face reduced hours

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Dozens of Alaska Post Offices are potentially facing reduced hours of operation after Jan. 1, 2015. According to the U.S. Postal Service, some of those post offices would be limited to two hours of operation a day. The USPS said it began a plan to close the offices after it noticed a…

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Postal Service to reduce N.D. hours: Heitkamp says it is breaking promise

(September 3, 2014) BISMARCK — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp accused the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday of backtracking on its promise not to cut hours at 30 rural post offices in central and western North Dakota. The Democrat started a “Fix My Mail” initiative in January to gather stories from North Dakotans about problems they…

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NALC President Rolando: Postal Service red ink results from congressional interference

If Congress fixes retirement pre-funding, rural and Saturday service would not need to be cut. Your Aug. 2 editorial (“Our View: Bleak message for patrons of rural post offices in Maine, nationwide”) properly emphasized the importance of rural post offices for Maine, and more broadly the role of the U.S. Postal Service, which does so…

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Postal official tells Shandaken, NY hamlets it may have to cut hours

The Shandaken town board voted unanimously to authorize town supervisor Rob Stanley to write a letter to Congressman Chris Gibson, demanding that the postal service refrain from reducing hours at the Pine Hill, Highmount, and Big Indian post offices. The vote came at the August 4 town board meeting, following a one-hour public presentation and…

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