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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 Please note, This form must be submitted no later than May 31, 2o23

Labor Relations Seminar
NRLCA Washington District Representative Monte Hartshorn will be presenting a Labor Relations Seminar on Saturday, June 3rd, from 3-5 pm at the Silverdale Best Western Plus Hotel, site of the June 4-6 WARLCA State Convention. Monte and our three Assistant District Representatives, Renee Pitts, Jeff Taylor, and Alicia Peterson will be speaking on selected topics, after which the four will hold a Q&A session. This seminar is open to all WARLCA members at no cost. For more information contact WARLCA President Kurt Eckrem.

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