SAVE THE DATE
The next mini-mail survey will take place on August 25-September 8th.
The WARLCA State board will be hosting Zoom meetings with District Representative MONTE HARTSHORN as he presents information and answers questions on what you can expect for the next mini mail survey. Registration is opened to union members in good standing. Contact State Secretary-Treasurer Lorrie Crow to reserve your spot.
Informational Zoom Meetings:
August 20th- 3pm-5pm
August 24th- 6:30pm-8:30pm
Member of the Year
This years member of the year award goes to Melvin Walker. To read the full story vist the WRC page and click on the Summer 2023 edition Click Here Congratulations Melvin!
BECOME A PAC FAN!
JOIN WASHINGTON’S SUSTAINING DONOR CLUB! Currently Washington has 31 sustaining donors that contribute at least once a month to our National Political Action Committee. These funds assist our Director of Governmental Affairs when we need to speak with Congressional representatives regarding postal legislation. Anyone who signs up to be part of the SDS (Sustaining Donor Society) will receive an entry into a giveaway of a wonderful pulse massager worth over $200! Once our state hits a total of 75 sustaining donors, a drawing for all current members of the SDS will be held. To join the SDS you can either add a withholding from your biweekly check or do an EFT on the 5th of every month. To find out how, visit PAC
RRECS Resolution Process
The USPS and the NRLCA have agreed to an alternate dispute resolution process in an effort to resolve disputes, outside the formal grievance procedure, following the first rural route evaluations applying the standards within the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System(RRECS).
To initiate a dispute, the assigned carrier and local management representative will complete Evaluation Dispute Form -1. For more detailed information on how to file a dispute please visit NRLCA.org. Please note, This form must be submitted no later than May 31, 2o23
ANNUAL LEAVE CARRYOVER 2021
The NRLCA and USPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing that for leave year 2024, regular work force career employees covered by the USPS-NRLCA Agreement may carry over 520 hours of accumulated annual leave from leave year 2023 to leave year 2024. In all other respects, the ELM provisions for payment of accumulated leave are not changed because of this Memorandum. This MOU will expire December 31, 2024
Regulars Working Other Routes and Sundays
The Postal Service and the NRLCA have signed the attached MOU regarding two temporary modifications to the USPS-NRLCA National Agreement. Beginning Sunday, February 25, 2022, and continuing through September 1, 2023, regular rural carriers may volunteer to work on Sunday to deliver packages and may also volunteer to provide service on rural routes other than their assigned routes in the office. Regular rural carriers will be compensated at the overtime rate for hours worked on Sunday and for hours performing service on routes other than their assigned routes. Regular rural carriers will not be required to work on Sunday or serve all or part of any other rural route. Regular rural carriers must volunteer to perform these additional services. Prior to working volunteer regular rural carriers on Sundays or on other rural routes, management must comply with the scheduling provisions of the National Agreement. For more details and to view the MOU visit NRLCA.org