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X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
10:29 AM ET (US)
Yes since your paycheck comes from the feds.
alaskamailmanPerson was signed in when posted
10:12 PM ET (US)
Brother in law just asked me a question . Is an RCA position considered being a Federal employee?
08:15 PM ET (US)
Thank you! The PM was absolutely aware I had just completed training. She insisted I was misinformed by the trainers and I had nothing in writing- only verbally from the trainers that there is a space of time to become proficant in the job. And folks wonder why people don't stick around! Yes, I guess she had no issues using me more often than I wanted on that route, she just didn't want to pay me my actual hours worked since it did take me bit longer than the eval time. Thanks again for the info!
07:17 PM ET (US)
/m13821 -- LK -- "When do new RCA's start being paid eval time instead of actual work time?"

-- Article 9.2.M.1. A newly appointed leave replacement rural carrier craft employee will be paid the greater of the actual hours worked or the evaluation of the route ( up to 40 hours ) for the first five ( 5 ) pay periods of employment.

-- Get with your office steward, or if none, the Assistant District Representative to help straighten things out.

-- For future reference, any time there is a pay problem, getting the ADR involved seems to speed up getting corrections made.

-- Was the PM at the other post office aware you were within the first five pay periods of your postal career?

" That 3 week timeframe I only worked a total of almost 59 hours. "

-- Actually for a new RCA, almost 20 hours a week is not bad.
03:08 PM ET (US)
When do new RCA's start being paid eval time instead of actual work time? In training (June 2020) we were notified 90 days then we start eval only time. After training, I was sent to another post office with a shorter aux route to learn the ropes. However that post master only paid me eval time....this is 3 weeks after training completed for rca. PM insisted new rca's get eval time at 40 hours. That 3 week timeframe I only worked a total of almost 59 hours. So, I basically worked extra hours unpaid. Any info would be appreciated!
Tim Muller
09:06 PM ET (US)
Can I withdraw out of TSP since I’m 62 with no penalty!
Tim Muller
09:04 PM ET (US)
I’m working on 32 1/2 years....was told if my route was adjusted down that my pay won’t go down,but if it went up my pay would increase....something about your high 3!!!Anyone know!!!thx
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
12:13 AM ET (US)
If you click the link at the end of the photos, you'll be taken to a Facebook page and can scroll down to an image that lists requirements for rural carriers.
01:38 PM ET (US)
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Edited 07-11-2020 01:39 PM
12:27 AM ET (US)
/m13812 -- Rick -- "I have been a RCA for almost 3 years. Told we don’t get sick leave or vacation. I have been covering a route long term."

-- Manglement is partial correct in that RCA's don't normally earn annual and sick leave.

-- However - comma - if the RCA is in a leave-earning capacity, it is possible to earn annual and sick leave.

-- As usual, there are some hoops to jump through.

-- An RCA with a Designation Code 79 is one who has been appointed via Form 50 after serving on an AUX route for more than 90 calendar days. On Day 91, annual and sick leave will be credited back to Day 1.

-- IF you have been filling in on a regular route for more than 90 calendar days due to the regular carrier being off the route due to illness, injury, or becoming a 204b, manglement submit paperwork so a Form 50 arrives, changing your Designation Code to 72. On Day 91, annual and sick leave will be credited back to Day 1.

-- One of the flies in the ointment, is if the regular comes back before you 90th day, even for 1 day, you start over from Day 1 when the regular departs. That usually happens when the regular is a 204b ( manglement type ). The APWU and NALC have provisions in their contracts that someone going the 204b route has a specific time to stay on the manglement side or return to their craft. The NRLCA has no such provision so manglement can and does use it to keep an RCA from reaching leave-earning status.

-- If you have not completed 90 calendar days, you will still be a Designation Code 78.

-- If you believe you have completed 90 calendars filling in for an absent regular, count up the days and inform manglement. Then wait for the Form 50 to arrive, placing you in a leave earning status.
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
01:07 PM ET (US)
Obvious answer is your union.

If route owner is IOD though, you’ll probably have no recourse. Again, Union will know.
12:36 PM ET (US)
I have been a RCA for almost 3 years. Told we don’t get sick leave or vacation. I have been covering a route long term. Who do I contact?
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
01:39 PM ET (US)
Contact local HR. And have good reason like marriage or death of spouse.
Dale MPerson was signed in when posted
01:24 PM ET (US)
I am looking for contact info to sign up for Health Insurance out of season, due to Life Changing Event. LiteBlue site form proves to be of little use at this time. Thank you.
06:42 PM ET (US)
Route changes took effect today. My route is a large subdivision. They started expansion last year, eventually it will be another 300 houses. My route was getting cut because of the growth there already is. I was told they could cut a section of highway I delivered to take me down. The AMS girl said but I'd get a "few" boxes added. She specifically mentioned two gas stations and a golf course. I go in today, and find that in addition, she's added condos and a strip mall to it. The changes now will take longer than what I had before. I would never have signed that I give my permission to make changes had she been honest and mentioned the condos and businesses. Just before I won the bidding for this route in June 2018, they had the condos and businesses then. They were gone the day before I began this route. It seems all they do it play musical chairs with whats on a route. Is there anything I can do? I signed for changes under false pretenses.
Amazon Package Over 70lbs
08:37 AM ET (US)
Have you come across an Amazon package that weighs more than 70 pounds as a postal employee?
Have you delivered an Amazon package that weighs more than 70 pounds as a postal carrier?
bigcatPerson was signed in when posted
04:37 PM ET (US)
An RCA on probation has little chance if any to reverse a termination.
I do not think the NRLCA would make an effort to defend the employee.
02:24 AM ET (US)
Can a RCA on probation be let go even though management didn't specify all aspects of the job and terminated him without explanation?..does he have a right to file a grievance?
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