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“Carolina In My Mind” 

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“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”  Benjamin Franklin

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The room block has sold out at The DoubleTree Atlantic Beach.

The Hampton Inn (just down the road) is housing our overflow for $119 a night. The # to call is 252-247-5118  extension 2. Ask for Judy.

A free breakfast is included at the Hampton Inn.

 

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♦ State Convention Program June 2018 ♦

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Forms for submitting changes (Constitution and Resolution) to the 2018  State Convention 

(Print, fill out your proposed change & mail to Vicki Gray now for consideration at the 2018 State Convention in Atlantic Beach)

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The Relief Day Work List (RDWL),  and  the Sunday/Holiday Parcel Delivery Work List sign-up period begins on April 21, 2018 and ends on May 4, 2018.  

The new lists take effect on May 12, 2018.

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NRLCA New EMA Rate – Effective March 31, 2018 (Pay Period 08-2018)

On March 13, 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2018 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 203.13, an increase from the November 2017 Index of 199.447. As a result, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase by 1.0¢ to 71.0¢ per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective March 31, 2018 (Pay Period 08-2018).

The full EMA schedules will be posted on the Rural Carrier EMA Rate Schedule page when available.

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Cost-of-Living Raises Set for March 3, 2018

Pursuant to the release of the January 2018 Consumer Price Index – Urban Wage and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), and in accordance with Article 9.1.E , the sixth COLA adjustment of the 2015-2018 National Agreement will result in a $520 increase for eligible rural carriers. This COLA adjustment will be effective March 3, 2018, (PP 06-2018). All COLA adjustments are based on a 40-hour evaluation with proportional application to those route evaluations over 40 hours. The increase will appear in paychecks dated March 23, 2018.

NOTE: For RCA/RCR employees on rolls prior to August 11, 2012, an amount equal to the COLA paid to full-time rural carriers on an hourly basis under the 2015-2018 Agreement will be rolled into RCA/RCR hourly rates during the first full pay period of August 2018. In lieu of COLA, the hourly rate for RCAs hired on or after August 11, 2012, shall include additional increases of 1.0% effective November 14, 2015; 1.0% effective November 26, 2016; and 1.0% effective November 25, 2017.

Updated pay schedules will be posted at www.nrlca.org and included in a future edition of the National Rural Letter Carrier Magazine as soon as they are available.

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NRLCA: Engineering Panel Update: Comments Have Now Been Submitted by the Parties

Pursuant to the July 3, 2012 MOU on the Evaluated Compensation System Time Standards Project, the NRLCA and the Postal Service have an opportunity to evaluate and comment on the Industrial Engineering Panel’s Final Report on the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System (“RRECS”), which it issued on October 31, 2017. Thus, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the Union and the Postal Service each submitted detailed comments to the Panel. The NRLCA and Postal Service each put forward over 20 comments that addressed a number of the Panel’s findings and recommended certain adjustments, additional analysis, and other actions for the Panel to consider. As part of this process, the NRLCA and the Postal Service also had extensive discussions about the Panel’s report and, where the parties agreed on issues and proposed solutions, they developed joint comments for the Panel’s consideration in conjunction with the individual party comments.

In accordance with the MOU, the Panel has ninety days to review the parties’ comments and to issue a final determination. The Panel may involve the parties in further discussions on the outstanding issues, and if necessary, that deadline may be extended.

We will update you with any developments.


NRLCA: NRLCA and USPS Extend Time for Comment on the Revised Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System

On October 31, 2017, the parties received the Chairperson’s “recommendation for a Revised Evaluated Compensation System.” Per the MOU creating the ECS time standards project, which was part of the 2012 Clarke Interest Arbitration decision, the parties agreed to a 30-day period for evaluation and comment. However, given the scope of the project, the Chairperson’s almost 80-page report and extensive appendices, the parties mutually agreed to extend the time for evaluation and comment until February 1, 2018. This extension does not change the expectation that the Chairperson will issue the final determination within ninety (90) days of receiving the parties’ comments.

This extension will not affect the 12-day mail count scheduled to begin on February 24, 2018. The mail count will include all routes unless both the regular rural carrier or the rural carrier associate (Designation Code 79), as appropriate, and management agree in writing not to count.

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“A bad manager can take a good staff and destroy it, causing the best employees to flee and the remainder to lose all motivation” unknown

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Filing a Grievance (Instructions and PS form 8191)   CALL YOUR REP. FIRST 

  • If you do not file properly and send the (after Management dates and initials 3b & answers 3c) grievance form (PS Form 8191) to your assigned Local, Area, ADR or DR you have not filed the grievance!  NEVER leave a grievance form with management when you discuss the issue.  Remember, your rep. only has 10 days to set-up a Step 1 Meeting with management to hear your grievance once you have filed it (date in 3b).

Directions for Filing a Grievance at the Step 1 Discussion

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 IMPORTANT NOTICE

Updated Service Performance Measurement

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Click> EVENTS on The NEW Calendar Page< 

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RCA postcards seeking applicants

RCA postcards seeking applicants

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!  

CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

NOTE: You can only apply when the office you wish to apply for is posted * (check usps.com at least twice weekly) * Some offices are only posted for as little as 5 or 6 days

See JOBS page

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Distracted Driving??? Do NOT Let “them” cause you to be unsafe!

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DO IT EVERY TIME!

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Rural Routes with USPS Vehicle assigned READ THIS & Share it with Management

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 Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat stays mail carriers, part time or notJeanette

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Filing a Grievance (Instructions and PS form 8191)

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eCareer Job search tool simplified 

 

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WAKE UP RURAL CARRIER NON-MEMBERS!  In the dark?  Not getting ALL of the info you need??? Can’t get ALL of your benefits because you are not a dues paying member?

Go to NRLCA.org and see how much you can get for free. If you are not paying for something you are receiving, what are you really doing?

Some new and better things are coming to the Rural Craft real soon. Too bad you can’t have access to the NRLCA website because you aren’t paying your own way. Please do your part, pay for the benefits you are already receiving and join today. It’s easy. Just fill out an 1187 and hold your head high, be proud you are supporting THE ONLY UNION that SUPPORTS, EDUCATES and DEFENDS YOU and YOUR RIGHTS! 

ALSO, for a limited time, the first three months of membership are FREE!

Please don’t say “I can’t afford it”. 

You can’t afford not to be a member.

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SAFETY FIRST!

USPS National Emergency Hotline # 

1 (888) 363-7462

Enter first 3 digits of your office zip code to get information on reporting to work in Bad Weather

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Proposed Obama Budget, WRONG On Postal Service – President Dwyer, NRLCA  –  “RCAs are not expendable.”
“Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have expressed support for the protection of six-day mail delivery. The NRLCA and its members urge President Obama and his administration to support the U.S. Postal Service and abandon its insistence on slashing and eliminating service.”
 Postal Unions Jointly Oppose Senate Legislation
Four postal unions express ‘strong opposition’ to Senate bill

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Disclaimer: This site contains links to current news articles.  The opinions are not necessarily those of the NCRLCA Board or any of it’s members.   These articles, any advice, opinions or proposals reproduced on this site are solely those of the signatories. They do not necessarily represent the policy or official positions of the NRLCA, state RLCA’s, or, the rules and regulations of the USPS.

Are YOU a Rural Craft Employee and a Non-Member?   You need to join for the benefits that the NRLCA has bargained for on YOUR behalf. Do your part…

Go to the “Membership Application” page and fill out the application,

print it, sign and date it and mail it to:

SECRETARY/TREASURER

VICKI GRAY
424 Wapiti Drive
Spring Lake, NC 28390-1562

Phone 910-497-5306

 

If you choose not to be a member, print this card and carry it at all times:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to apply for a USPS Rural Relief Carrier Employee position

NOTE: Rural Carrier Associates are hired to relieve Regular Rural Carriers. Current starting salary is $16.66 per hour.

Click USPS.com  Select State ONLY and then click Start.  All positions available will be displayed for that state. 

Check back at least once a week, as some postings will only be open for a limited amount of time.  

You MUST apply while the position is open.

FOR MORE INFORMATION  USPS.com/careers

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“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

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