Welcome to the Wisconsin
Rural Letter Carriers
Association's official web
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TO DO WHEN A MEMBER DIES
GUIDELINES FOR FILING A
Weingarten Rights-What are
REPORT ALL ACCIDENTS AND
INJURIES NO MATTER HOW SMALL
IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
(PO-603 CHAPT. 173) AND
COULD PROTECT YOUR JOB!
have moved, in addition to
notifying the USPS of your
new address, if you wish to
continue to receive
related material to the new
address, you need to notify
the membership department
with the NRLCA.
do so by sending the request
to update your address by
mailing or faxing a letter
requesting the change to the
fax number is 703-518-0637
or you could mail it to the
Rural Letter Carriers’
Duke Street, 4th FL
Alexandria, VA 22314
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NOV. 11, 2015
The WIRLCA proudly honors those who have served
our great country for the freedoms we enjoy.
Nov-Dec NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE
The Auxiliary is selling an awesome, attractive Polo shirt, for those that want to show off their WIRLCA "colors". Cost is only $30 with the proceeds to benefit the many Junior Auxiliary Scholarship programs they fund.
Check out the Auxiliary page for more details and the order form!
WIRLCA MEMBER PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS!!
2016 Auxiliary Scholarship Forms are available here
deadline is May 25, 2016...Don't wait!
Open Season for Health Insurance Plans begins Monday, November 9 and ends on Monday, December 14.
See www.nrlca.org or www.opm.gov for more details.
Watch your mailbox for more information about health, life, dental and vision.
Remember that your FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) need to be renewed each year
Updated information on the RCA/RCR roll-in
We have been notified by the Postal Service that the RCA/RCR COLA Roll-In per Article 9.1.F will be .88 cents per hour.
The RCA/RCR COLA Roll-In was to be effective the first full pay period in August and received in pay checks on Friday
August 28, 2015 (PP18). We have also been notified by the Postal Service that the programming change was not completed
and the RCAs/RCRs will not see this increase to their hourly rate until pay period 20 (end date 9/18/15).
The NRLCA has been notified that the retroactive adjustments per Article 9.1.F has once again been delayed
due to a computer programming issue at the USPS.
The US Postal Service has now notified the NRLCA that approximately 21,000 retroactive adjustments
must be processed manually and they anticipate that this will be completed
within the next four pay periods.
USPS Starts Service Performance Measurement (SPM) Sampling
on Rural Routes Starting Saturday, September 19, 2015
USPS SUSPENDS SPM UNTIL LATE OCTOBER details on National website
The NRLCA is aware that many carriers have already been given service talks on the Service Performance Measurement (SPM)
over the last couple of weeks. The USPS prematurely put out talks and begin dates prior to the NRLCA and the USPS
agreeing on the terms for this new work function.
The NRLCA and the USPS have agreed on compensation and the process for compensation for this new work
function for the interim period. The USPS will start the functionality of SPM beginning this Saturday September 19, 2015
across the country. Rural carrier will be compensated 50 seconds for each delivery address that receives
a SPM work order and 70 seconds for each SPM work order received for a collection box.
Rural carriers will record each day in the comments section of the 4240 when a SPM work order is received.
Rural carriers when alerted with an audio or visual alert will not look at the MDD
until they are stopped at the next delivery point.
The parties agree that all leave replacements will be compensated on 1314-A each pay period.
Regular carriers will be compensated via 8127 each accounting period (2 pay periods).
The parties agree that after data collection begins, the interim compensation may be adjusted.
If the SPM becomes a permanent work function the parties will discuss the appropriate way
to build this new work duty into the route evaluations.
for more information, go to www.nrlca.org
50+ year NRLCA members recognized
Do you know someone that has been a member for 50+ years or have an interesting family rural lineage?
email the WIRLCA President
Wilred J. Hall
Arthur B. Kozminski
Leo R. Steiner
Irvin A. Feit-60 yr.
Thomas M. Haroldson-60 yr.
Ralph G. Oftedahl-60 yr.
William R. Scheider-60 yr.
The 2015 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Week 2, Pay Period 26-2015),
and ends Friday, December 25, 2015, end of Pay Period 27-2015.
During this period, Article 9.2.K., Christmas Allowances and Procedures, of the 2010-2015
USPS/National Rural Letter Carriers' Association (NRLCA) Agreement will apply.
This document contains the explanations and instructions for rural carrier time-keeping
and compensation during the Christmas period.
Please read and become familiar with the contractual provisions of Article 9.2.K. and the information
contained in this document. Visit www.nrlca.org for more details
If you have any questions, please contact your assigned District Representative.
NRO Dennis Conley has been appointed as the National Officer to the Lakeland District
Want to see what happens at National Convention?
EMA to go down-click here
Retirement Backlog Drops, But It's Still Higher Than Expected
Impasse in contract negotiations
as details are available, we'll update them here
Open Letter from Lakeland Julia Doggett
regarding new evaluations from mail count
and the effects with "formulated" offices
You may have or should be in the near future be receiving a service talk on
an new edit book entry called ‘DNA’ or door not available.
When you are required to make the necessary changes to your edit book for
these types of deliveries, the time spent is compensable, and should be paid on an 8127.
If you have any questions, please contact your assigned steward.
Thinking about changing Insurance or happy with your current carrier?
Call National General (formerly GMAC Insurance) for a simple, risk free quote
and help WIRLCA win $$MONEY$$ click here
Tort claims info from National General Insurance Company click here
DPS, PTF, UTF...Ever wonder what all the postal acronyms mean?
click here https://about.usps.com/publications/pub32/pub32_acn.htm
THE Postal Service's website for employee access to many benefits and employment information is:
Here's how you log on:
You'll need your Employee ID and USPS Self Service Password to log on to LiteBlue.
Your Employee ID is easy to find — just look at the top of your earnings statement.
It's the 8-digit number printed just above the words "Employee ID."
Your USPS Self Service Password is the new security standard as of April 28, 2014 that is used
to access a variety of USPS self-service applications including LiteBlue.
If you have not set up your password in the Self Service Profile (SSP) application
or you have forgotten your Self Service Password click here.
As of April 28, 2014 this application will require a new password instead of the 4-digit PIN.
!!IMPORTANT BIDDING INFORMATION!!
OPEN LETTER FROM DISTRTICT REP JULIA DOGGETT
Interesting Historical Article
by Barb Bergsma-WIRLCA Historian
On the NRLCA Website
For more details go to www.nrlca.org
NEWLY CONVERTED REGULAR CARRIERS
IF YOU ARE BEING REQUIRED TO PROVIDE
DRUG SCREENING OR BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION (FINGER PRINTING)
ON YOUR OWN TIME
THERE IS A NATIONAL LEVEL GRIEVANCE PERTAINING TO THE
COMPENSATION DUE TO YOU FOR THESE "OFF THE CLOCK"
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL, AREA OR DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY!!
UPDATED SALARY TABLES
Just another one of the benefits that was won by the NRLCA
due to the support of the Dues Paying Membership-isn't it time you joined?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
To grieve or not to grieve:
The natural inclination is to think about pursuing a grievance only if it looks like it has a reasonably good chance of coming up a winner.
Why file a grievance in the first place, unless your union is determined to take the case all the way to arbitration if the employer doesn’t back down?
There may be lots of good reasons for a union to file a grievance that it doesn’t expect to “win.”
There are times when it doesn’t make sense to think about fighting the employer to the death on a particular action.
It may just not be worth it to arbitrate a relatively minor erosion of existing working conditions, or what looks like a one-time event.
At the same time, rather than do nothing, a class action grievance could serve to put the employer on notice that its action has not gone unnoticed,
and that if it tries the same maneuver again, it may well have a serious fight on its hands.
Contract "cites" explained
ON THE NRLCA WEBSITE
UPDATE ON THE ENGINEERED TIME STUDY
Internet Security Enhancement for USPS Employee Web self-service
POSTAL BULLETIN INFO
Education is empowerment
Afraid to "rock the boat"?
Afraid to file a grievance, "I might make my postmaster mad at me or I'll get in trouble"?
Afraid to fight for yourself, "That's what my union dues are for!"
gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
was named after.
Check out the "Hot News" on the NRLCA website (www.nrlca.org)_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ATTENTION CARRIERS WITH GOVERNMENT VEHICLES ASSIGNED TO ROUTE!
IF YOU ARE BEING PROHIBITED FROM REFUELING ON A MONDAY OR FRIDAY-CONTACT YOUR ASSIGNED STEWARD IMMEDIATELY!
News from the National Office
!!!NRLCA Form 30 Required for Worker's Compensation Assistance from the National Office!!
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to a Worker's Compensation issue,
please contact Devin Cassidy, Director of Worker's Compensation.
To receive assistance, you will first need to submit a NRLCA Form 30.
This Form 30 must be received in the National Office before Devin can assist you with your issues.
The Form 30 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE
or by contacting Devin
at the National Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET at 703-684-5545.
Worker's Compensation questions and/or concerns can still be obtained
through Mike Watson Associates at 503-653-2911
Interesting Read from "Our State North Carolina" magazine
How the Post Office Delivers Us The World by Sarah Perry
"My Dad delivers the world to people, what does your dad do"?
The following was posted on the NRLCA website in reference to the Interest Arbitration Award that was signed July 3, 2012.
Interest Arbitration Award
Highlights and summary
Keep an eye on the NRLCA website and
sign up for E-Activist alerts
for the latest updates
on the fight to protect six-day delivery.
Talking Points concerning 6-day delivery and the United States Postal Service.
note! It is against Federal and Postal regulations to propagate any politically charged information while "on duty". Disciplinary actions can be taken up to and including termination of employment.
This information is only provided for "off-duty" conversation.
ELM 663.111 Employees Included
With the exceptions noted in part 663.112, Postal Service employees are subject at all times to restrictions on their participation in political activities under the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C., subchapter III of chapter 73, and 18 U.S.C. 602, 603, and 607) and related regulations.
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