Mail Count

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”- unknown

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”Arthur Ashe  

 “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”  -Benjamin Franklin

EDUCATE YOURSELF before the Mail Count.  PLEASE attend the Mail Count Trainings.  Your dues pay for this valuable information.  (Things DO change from the previous count). If you don’t show up, you are wasting your own money and the outcome of your Mail Count could be devastating.  Don’t depend on management to do the right thing. KNOW what to do yourself!

2018 National MAIL COUNT February 24–March 9th

Bring your Jan/Feb combined issue of the National Magazine containing the Mail Count Guide to this training.          OR You can print the 2018 NRLCA Mail Count Guide

2018 Option Out Election Form

2018 Mail Count Important Dates from USPS HQ

Step 4 Settlement DPS Flats in a non-withdrawal office- Minneapolis, MN – E10R-4E-C 16147479

Step 4 Settlement Retrieval of Accountable Mail in the morning during a Count- Mechanicsburg PA – C10R-4C-C 15180320

Step 4 Settlement on PS Form 4232- Kapaa HI – F15R-4F-C 17429231

Mail Count Disagreements and USPS Requirements

Mail Count Information Check List

Mail Count Disagreement Form

  • Column 21 and 22 Flow Chart

  • National Level Step 4 Grievance Filed Over Credit for Carrier Pickup Items in the 2015 National Mail Count

    This morning the NRLCA filed a National level Step 4 grievance on issues related to the Postal Service’s expansion of its Carrier Pickup Program. Managers in the field are disallowing Carrier Pickup credit for some qualifying pieces. All rural craft employees are encouraged to keep records of all disputed mail pieces each day for the remainder of the mail count.


    The full text of the NRLCA’s grievance can be found here.


  • 2014 NRLCA Mail Count Guide

  • NRLCA Mail Count Guide Supporting Documents

  • After the Count
  • Another Mail Count…Rural


  • From: THE PIECE WORK TRAP…“Medically, the piece work system is perhaps the most pernicious thing that could be devised to weaken what, for a better term, might be described as the dynamic efficiency of the nervous system. I am referring, of course, to the unregulated piece work system in which there is no maximum or average amount of work set down to keep the worker from speeding beyond his capacity. The pay that the piece worker obtains for his labor is ingeniously devised, and subject to change in amount, so that he must work at top speed to make it worth while. With the increased efficiency of the pieceworker, the price per piece of work turned out is commonly decreased, so that a greater and increasingly more intense effort is necessary to reach the individual’s maximum reward for his labor. It needs no argument to convince even a sturdy advocate of that new idol, called efficiency, that such methods are bound in the long run, to use up the worker …”

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