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13773
jackson820122@yahoo.com
12-07-2019
12:08 PM ET (US)
Is there any language that states, RCA's can't work 7 straight days?
13772
7412bill@gmail.com
11-22-2019
06:05 AM ET (US)
/m13771 -- 3 yr reg -- "I want to change my off day from sat to mondays starting in January. All I have to do is put it in writing to PM??? or is there a form I have to do."

-- Putting your request in writing may work. As with most things postal, there is a catch.

-- Step 4 ( R-92 ), in part: If mutually agreeable to both the postmaster and the employee, the employee's relief day may be changed.

-- The POM's Section 651.1 - Regular and Auxiliary Routes. In part: Note - Authorized relief days are granted on Saturdays unless another day is desirable by the regular carrier and is mutually agreeable to the postmaster and the carrier.

-- If the postmaster / supervisor is not agreeable, the change probably won't happen. But in your case, freeing up a Saturday for a relief day may weigh in your favor.
13771
3 yr reg
11-21-2019
11:41 PM ET (US)
I want to change my off day from sat to mondays starting in January. All I have to do is put it in writing to PM??? or is there a form I have to do
13770
J-Daisy
11-10-2019
06:58 PM ET (US)
Hey, I am planning on moving to San Antonio,Texas next year & am looking to find out from a rural carrier there how the work load is? If you are near that area & don’t mind questions.
13769
leaving
11-08-2019
04:55 PM ET (US)
/m13767 -- Rizzo44 -- " they hired a new sub that's been assigned to my route. He's been misdelivering parcels, and apparently he's been doing it all this week. Shouldn't he be retreiving them? He needs to correct his mistakes."

-- Has the supervisor or anyone spoken to the new sub about the delivery errors?

-- Could be the supervisor is afraid of the RCA quitting if chasitized about the errors made on the route.
13767
Rizzo44
11-01-2019
01:04 PM ET (US)
I've been on vacation since last week. I went in today to get my check. A supervisor told me I'd have a rough week next week. A month or so ago, they hired a new sub that's been assigned to my route. He's been misdelivering parcels, and apparently he's been doing it all this week. Shouldn't he be retreiving them? He needs to correct his mistakes.
13766
leaving
11-01-2019
06:53 AM ET (US)
/m13763 -- 3 yr reg -- " I am over jeeps what the best lasting van I should consider for route."

-- That will depend on some of the following:

- hilly vs flat / 4wd vs 2-wheel drive
- paved vs dirt/gravel
- city-type route ( curb-side mail boxes in a ( gated ) neighborhood ) vs a real rural route ( rough roads with long stretches between mail boxes )
- numerous parcels vs a lot less parcels
- foreign vs domestic
- what are other POV carriers using in your area?
13765
3 yr reg
10-31-2019
10:34 AM ET (US)
Delete if not allowed. This is my 13th year at po. Counting sub time. I have only had right hand drive jeeps(2 used and 1 brand new) I am over jeeps what the best lasting van I should consider for route
13762
Marceile Regelman
10-28-2019
10:32 AM ET (US)
Thank you for all the information on my mail count adjustment. The first I knew that my route was a 41 J was last Sunday, the 20th when our supervisor called and told me I would be working on one of my Mondays that was my day off. I did send copies of paper work to our District Rep. Nothing was cut from my route, it has stayed exactly the same for over a year. The only thing changing is the time evaluation.
13761
leaving
10-28-2019
06:22 AM ET (US)
/m1376- -- Marceile Regelman -- "I recently had a Special mail count done on my route. My route was a K route listed as a 43, after my route evaluation ride along it jumped to a 48. Now. Since the mail count it has dropped to a J 41 route and they took away one of my days off. Nothing changed on my route during this time. My understanding is management can not drop us below a 43 is this correct?"

-- Unfortunately, no. Step 4 ( R-134 ) in part: Generally, it is desirable to adjust evaluated routes to as near 52 standard hours per week as practicable, i.e., the route should be adjusted to the 43K option category. However, is some cases this may be impractical. There is no prohibition against adjusting a route below 52 hours per week when it is operationally advantageous. However, documentation MUST be supplied with the route adjustment documentation on as to why it is not practical to adjust the route to 52 hours.

-- M-38's Section 823.13 Generally it is desirable to retain heavy duty routes at an evaluated time no lower than 43 hours per week. However, in some cases this may be impractical. There is no prohibition against reducing a route below 43 hours per week. However, documentation must be furnished as to why it is not practical to adjust the route to 43 hours.

-- Step 4 ( A-111 ) Management can adjust any rural route as necessary to ensure 2,080 actual work hour control and satisfactory levels of customer service. ( since the new Guarantee Year just started on 12 October, that won't work in this case )

-- Were you given the opportunity to make comments regarding the adjustment per Article 30.1.J?

-- Assuming the Special Count was the last 12 working days of September and the changes became effective 12 October.

-- What is the effective date of your new evaluation? Depending on the date, it may be too late to file a grievance. ( 14 days from when you learn of a problem )

-- Have you contacted you Assistant District Representative?

-- What did manglement do with the streets removed from your route?

-- Did manglement provide documentation for such a deep cut? If not, grieve, if not too late.

-- Was District notified of the substantial route adjustment?

-- While the 43K was actually a 48K, did you have any 2,080 problem or problems making dispatch? In the past, carriers have post of keeping a 48K. Your manglement may have moved too quickly.
13760
Marceile Regelman
10-27-2019
09:05 AM ET (US)
I recently had a Special mail count done on my route. My route was a K route listed as a 43, after my route evaluation ride along it jumped to a 48. Now. Since the mail count it has dropped to a J 41 route and they took away one of my days off. Nothing changed on my route during this time. My understanding is management can not drop us below a 43 is this correct?
13758
leaving
10-20-2019
06:58 AM ET (US)
/m13757 -- 3 yr reg -- "When all relief day work list people are working and 1 more person is needed who is mandated? Bottom up or highest down????? Or if the j rt teg is off that week is she mandated."

-- Manglement can ask for a regular carrier not on the RDWL to volunteer to work.

-- With the new contract, manglement could ask around to other offices for an RCA.

-- Or the junior regular not on the RDWL could be required to work a relief day.

-- Article 8.5.A.2.
13757
3 yr reg
10-19-2019
07:45 AM ET (US)
When all relief day work list people are working and 1 more person is needed who is mandated? Bottom up or highest down????? Or if the j rt teg is off that week is she mandated
Edited 10-19-2019 07:47 AM
13752
leaving
10-15-2019
06:47 AM ET (US)
/m13751 -- Rick Owens -- "Do I just leave a request for this form [ PS Form 4232 ] in my mailbox?"

-- You could but it would be faster to go to the post office as this is a seldom used form and doubtful a carrier would have one with them.

-- Or Google: "PS Form 4232"
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