In The Know

 National Mobile App
The new NRLCA mobile app is now available for both Apple and Android devices.
Go to Apple (App Store) or Google Play and search for NRLCA to download the free
official NRLCA mobile app.

If you have a current NRLCA website log-in you will use the same log-in for the mobile app.
If you do not have a current website log-in, you can create a log-in through the
NRLCA Mobile App.

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sending out important updates.

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 New Legisalation
New legislation has been introduced on May 2, 2019 for the Federal Employees
Retirement Fairness Act, also known as the Buy Back.  It is H.R. 2478 and provides
"that civilian service in a temporary position after December 31, 1988, may be
creditable service".   Under Section 2.b. states "including temporary employees of the USPS".
Also introduced on April 29, 2019 is a bill titled "USPS Fairness Act" which states to
amend title 5, to repeal the requirement that the USPS prepay future retirement benefits". 
On the nrlca.org website there are form letters printed for your convenience to mail
to your Congressman to request their support.  There are letters there for H. Res. 33
to stop privatization, and H. Res. 54 to maintain 6-day delivery as well.  Click on Legislation,
then Contact Congress, then the letter.  On this website if you click on State Officers,
then Appointed, then PAC there is a list of all the Congressmen's address.  It is recommended
that you send to the local office.
Please try to do this soon as President Jane Virgin and myself will be attending the
Legislative Seminar in Washington D.C., and will be meeting with our Representatives
and/or their Postal Issues staff member.  Your letters, calls, emails will all go a long way
to get their support if we can get enough Carriers to do this.

 Carrier Seminars to be Held
May 21,2019 Danville, KY location to be announced
June 2019 Owensboro, KY State Convention
September 2019 Dawson Springs area

 
2019 FALL MEETING INFORMATION
October 11-13, 2019
KYRLCA Fall Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Glasgow, KY. 
The complete address is Holiday Inn Express 208 Wall Street Glasgow, KY. 
The room rate is $90.00 per night whether you select a king room or 2 queen beds. 
Details about the meeting with an agenda will be posted at a later date. 
To make a reservation for the meeting, call the Holiday Inn Express
at 270-629-2900 and ask for the KYRLCA block of rooms.
  Watch the website and the next newspaper for more details.

                                     

  



                                                                                           






  















 
























  


Kentucky Rural Letter Carriers’ Association Election Notice
A secret ballot election for the Delegates of the Kentucky Rural Letter Carriers’ Association to the 2019 NRLCA National Convention to be held in Grapevine, TX on August 11-15, 2019 is being conducted by mail. Any eligible member who has not received a ballot or any member who spoils a ballot may request a new ballot by contacting Election Co-Chairperson Rebekah Zemo at (859)618-7376.  If you request and return another ballot, only the replacement ballot will be counted.
 

Rural Route Digitization Program
We need to spread the word. “Follow your 4003”
We are now seeing discipline and Letter of Demand for mileage paid when the carrier is NOT actually driving that amount.
 
Keith Cannon
District Representative
PO Box 47
North Middletown, Ky 40357
(502) 921-3188

From: David Heather
 
RURAL ROUTE DIGITIZATION PROGRAM
 
On March 25, 2019, the NRLCA was notified that USPS will begin a 6-week “rural route digitization” program.  Starting March 28, 2018, USPS will utilize the GPS “breadcrumb” information collected by the MDD (Scanner) to plot the line of travel for each rural route.  The route mileage obtained from this information will be compared to the paid mileage for the route and the official line of travel on PS Form 4003. 
 
Rural Carrier work methods will NOT be altered in any way by this data collection.  However, in anticipation of questions from the field, we have prepared the following Q and A:
 
 
Q. Will my line of travel be changed due to this  breadcrumb data collection?
Possibly.  If the data collection shows that there is a more efficient way to travel your route and  make all assigned deliveries, management has always had the right to make changes to your line of travel.  Of course, safety concerns such as avoiding left turns, U-turns etc. would have to considered.
 
Q.  Will management change the PS Form 4003 or my paid mileage using data collected from the breadcrumbs?
The MDD GPS data should not be used to change mileage.  An official route remeasurement is the only contractual method of changing the 4003 or the paid mileage on a route. 
 
Q.  Can management remeasure my route based on information collected by the MDD?
Yes.  Article 30.1.E governs Route Remeasurement.
“ Rural Routes shall be remeasured upon request of the rural carrier or when the Employer determines it is necessary. The rural carrier assigned to the route has the right to be present in a non-duty status at the remeasurement.”
 
Q. How will a remeasurement be done?
The remeasurement can be done using a vehicle equipped with a calibrated odometer.  The parties are still in discussion over possible GPS devices we might agree to use for route remeasurement.
 
We will keep you apprised of any further developments