Welcome to the Wisconsin Rural Letter Carriers Association's official web site.
Please read website disclaimer at bottom of page


   WIRLCA Mission Statement

2015-2016 WIRLCA CONSTITUTION

 WHAT TO DO WHEN A MEMBER DIES 

Got Discipline?-Grieve it!                GUIDELINES FOR FILING A GRIEVANCE


Weingarten Rights-What are they?
REPORT ALL ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES NO MATTER HOW SMALL
IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY (PO-603 CHAPT. 173)
AND COULD PROTECT YOUR JOB!

If you have moved, in addition to notifying the USPS of your new address, if you wish to continue to receive

Union related material to the new address, you need to notify the membership department with the NRLCA.

You can do so by sending the request to update your address by mailing or faxing a letter requesting the change to the department.

Their fax number is 703-518-0637 or you could mail it to the following address:

 

National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association

Attn: Membership Department

1630 Duke Street, 4th FL

Alexandria, VA 22314
OFFICERS PAGE STEWARDS PAGE FINANCIALS AUXILIARY LEGISLATIVE
MEETINGS CONTRACT CLASSIFIEDS JUNIORS PAC
COUNTY UNIT INFO MAIL COUNT NEWSLETTERS USEFUL LINKS OIG REPORTS
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NEWS UPDATED 6/25/16  UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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New EMA Rate - Effective July 9, 2016 (Pay Period 15-2016)

EMA TO GO UP

On June 16, 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2016 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)

which established the Private Transportation Index at 192.505, an increase from the February 2016 Index which was 180.021.

The increase in the Private Transportation Index was due largely to a change in the component Motor Fuel category from 155.723 (February 2016) to 199.512 (May 2016).

Based on this release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance for rural carriers will increase by 4.0 cents to 66.0 cents per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective July 9, 2016 (Pay Period 15-2016).


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DUE TO A DELAY IN PRINTING
May-June 2016 Newsletter
is available here
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IMPORTANT UPDATES


Academy Instructors application deadline extended to July 4, 2016

Academy Instructor Application Process for New Field Onboarding Program Initiative

Are you having problems accessing eCareer on liteblue? click here

The USPS and NRLCA have been notified that some regular carriers are receiving a message that they do not have

the required authorization to use the start page

when attempting to access the eCareer application in LiteBlue.

The USPS is aware of this situation.

If you receive this message, please call the HR Shared Service Center at

1-877-477-3273, option 5.

Support personnel have been briefed on this issue and are ready to assist you.

Tell the agent that you have received the above message and are unable to access the eCareer application.

Please note that it may take 24-48 hours before access to the eCareer application is restored to your account, therefore,

if you are receiving this message, please contact the HR Shared Service Center as soon as possible.

In support of Postal Service initiatives to increase employee retention and mitigate attrition, the Postal Service and NRLCA are

working together on a Field Onboarding Program. This program includes Welcome to the United States Postal Service (orientation),

revised on-the-job instruction, and rural academy material.

The updated Field Onboarding Program will be given to all new employees effective October 1, 2016.

 

As part of this initiative, the NRLCA and USPS have agreed to a joint selection process for all academy instructor positions.

There will be one academy instructor selected from each district that will be trained on the new material

and be certified as a Train-the-trainer (TTT) instructor.

These instructors will train other selected instructor applicants within their respective district.

 

Anyone, including current academy instructors that wish to be considered for an Ad-Hoc instructor position

MUST apply via e-career between the dates of June 20 through June 27JULY 4 2016.

Just to clarify, if you are a current academy instructor and want to continue as an academy instructor, you must apply via e-career on the dates above.

There will be a new selection process and everyone selected will go through a new facilitator training process.

 

Further information will follow on dates, times, and places for the training sessions.

 

If you have any questions call: Vice President Ronnie Stutts at 703-684-5545.

NON-CAREER RURAL LETTER CARRIERS(RELIEF CARRIER) HEALTH BENEFITS
DEADLINE OF JUNE 30TH APPROACHING FAST!

CONTACT HRSSC AT 1-877-477-3273 OPTION 5

Beginning in June, all non-career employees (except ARCs and casuals) will be eligible for the USPS Health Benefits Plan regardless of their hours worked. 

As such, we wanted to provide an opportunity for those previously unable to enroll in the plan to join.

 

The Special Enrollment Period will run from 5/16/16 to 6/30/16.  Coverage will take effect on 7/9/16.
All non-career rural carriers (except ARCs), PSEs, and non-bargaining non-career employees (except casuals) can enroll
using PostalEASE during the Special Enrollment Period. 

If you have questions relating to enrolling in benefits, please contact the HRSSC at 1-877-477-3273, option 5; TTY 1-866-260-7507.

If you have questions about the health insurance coverage that is being offered,

you must contact UnitedHealthcare for assistance at 1-888-496-6959.


Click on the links below for more information
USPS Health Plan Overview             SSP Quick Reference Guide             SSP Self Service Profile FAQ's

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ON THE NRLCA WEBSITE
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2015-2018 CONTRACT HAS BEEN RATIFIED
BY A VOTE OF 16,739 TO 3,368 (83%)
MORE DETAILS ON THE NRLCA WEBSITE
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UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICE PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (SPM)
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Did you know that the Auxiliary is selling polo shirts (in a variety of colors)
to provide scholarships for the children/grandchildren of Rural Carriers?


ORDER YOURS NOW!
Auxiliary/Auxiliary polo shirt order form.pdf
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