Rural mail carrier injured after SUV flips in Bernard IA

BERNARD, Iowa — A rural mail carrier was injured after her SUV entered a ditch and flipped Tuesday, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Tonya Waller, 43, of Bernard, was taken by ambulance to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque with minor injuries, according to Deputy Russ Long.  The deputy said Waller was delivering mail […]

USPS hiring more carriers as “last mile” package delivery continues to grow

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire more city and rural carriers as “last mile” package delivery from, FedEx and UPS continues to grow. “We’ve really been growing the package business,” said Jim Herrmann, USPS district manager, during an interview Monday in Cedar Rapids. “Cedar Rapids-Iowa City is part of the Sunday […]

USPS: 2015 Christmas pay procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2015 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Week 2, Pay Period (PP) 26-2015), and ends Friday, December 25, 2015, end of Pay Period 27-2015. During this period, certain timekeeping and pay rules apply. Timekeepers, including Postmasters, supervisors, and other employees responsible for rural carrier time and attendance recording, should become […]

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 […]

Postal Worker convicted of Workers Comp, OPM disability retirement benefits fraud

August 13, 2015 PHILADELPHIA – Barbara Stanley, 62, of Nottingham, PA, was convicted by a jury today of five counts of wire fraud, two counts of theft of government funds, one count of making false statements, and two counts of making false statements regarding workers? compensation benefits, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The […]

USPS: Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Schedule for Rural Carrier Routes

Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes Rural Carriers In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3 of the Rural Carrier National Agreement, effective July 11, 2015 (pay period 16-15), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 69.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 69.0 cents per mile, or a minimum of […]

USPS revises Rural Carriers Handbook PO-603 to include additional compensation for DPS flats

Handbooks Handbook PO-603 Revision: Delivery Point Sequencing (DPS) Flats Effective July 9, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising section 541.4 of Handbook PO-603, Rural Carrier Duties and Responsibilities, to include additional compensation for DPS flats and a formal process for conducting quality reviews. * * * * * Handbook PO-603, Rural Carrier Duties and Responsibilities […]