Do RCA get days off
The only way for an RCA to have paid time off is to be leave earning by being on a route that the regular is unable to do for over 90 days or to be on an auxiliary route.
Yes you may request time off just the same as any regular carrier.
No one is guaranteed time off..
Can rural carriers wear uniforms
Rural letter carriers are to be neatly dressed and presentable, but they are not required to wear a USPS uniform. Rural letter carriers often do more than just deliver the mail; they also sell stamps, offer signature confirmation, and other tasks that can be fulfilled at a traditional Postal counter.
What is the difference between RCA and Arc
An ARC only delivers Amazon packages on Sundays and minor holidays. An RCA does this, but also delivers mail and can lead into a full-time Rural Carrier position as a Regular. Rural carriers were in more remote places. Assistant rural carriers were there to assist with large routes.
Is a rural carrier associate a full time job
As a Postal Service™ Rural Carrier Associate (RCA), you will have a continuous, part-time job with a reliable employer. … Becoming an RCA is the first step on the path to becoming a full-time, regular rural carrier with full benefits, since RCAs are eligible to bid for these positions after 1 year of continuous service.
Does a CCA get benefits
CCAs are the indentured servants of the 21st century. Horrible pay, no say in work days/hours, no chance to schedule any decent time off. … They hire you as a temp with no benefits and it could take years before going full time even though you work more hours than the full time employees.
Whats better RCA or CCA
Generally speaking, CCAs make a lot more money than their RCA counterparts, simply because they work a lot more hours.
How much does a RCA make
An entry level rural carrier associate (rca) (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $42,415. On the other end, a senior level rural carrier associate (rca) (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $71,384.
Can you transfer from RCA to CCA
CAN you do it? Yes. RCA is not a career job, and your office has no hold on you. Do you have CCAs in your office as well, or in nearby offices?
Do rural carriers get paid mileage
Rural carriers use personal vehicles and receive a mileage reimbursement alongside regular pay. Rural route length can exceed 150 miles, and can include hundreds of individual mailboxes.
What time do rural carriers start
The usual start time is 7 am. there is lots of mail to sort before you leave on the route.
How much do RCA make an hour
The salary for a Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) is $17.40 an hour.
How do rural carriers get paid
The base rate of pay for these rural carriers equals the base annual rate of a 40 hour evaluated route plus overtime at one and one-half times the base hourly rate for all assigned hours (equivalent miles) in excess of 2080 hours (2184 miles) a year.
Do CCA wear uniforms
CCAs aren’t required to wear a uniform when they first start (but you should dress comfortably and professionally) When you’ve completed your 90-days worked (or 120 days hired) probation period, you should request a CCA voucher from your post office manager/supervisor.
Is RCA full time
Once you make regular, you are a career employee. Rural carriers become career full time employees through growth and the retirement of older carriers. … As an RCA you start out part time, but through growth and retirement of older carriers, you can get a full-time career position.
How many hours does USPS RCA work
You can work 12 hours and be paid for 8.
Is USPS RCA a good job
It’s one of the best jobs in the post office. Very little oversight and short days. The city carriers even sing a song about them. It’s laughable, most of the rural carriers at our office work 6 hours all summer long.
Do rural mail carriers use their own car
Generally, RCAs are required to use their own vehicles for mail delivery, and they receive an equipment allowance in addition to regular pay. … Some offices may provide a Postal Service vehicle.
How do I get more hours for my RCA
You can work in other offices to get more hours. Call surrounding offices to see if they need help. I know plenty of RCAS who raked in full time salaries by filling in at other offices. CCAS in smaller offices do the same thing.
What is the best vehicle for a rural mail carrier
Most any well maintained car or small SUV with a bench seat will suffice. Newspaper carriers in my old state used to swear by old GM A-wagons and sedans; Celebrity, Cutlass Ciera, Pontiac 6000s but most of those, like Chrysler K-cars have disintegrated. Look for Accords, Camrys or Mazda 5’s maybe.
How many hours do rural carriers work
It depends on the office that you work at and how many routes the office has I know some offices that have RCAs and they work literally one day for eight hours while at my office since there’s over 70 routes sometimes I’ll be at 60 hours in 3 days. RCA’s are only guaranteed one day per week- Saturday.
Do USPS RCA get benefits
Being an RCA you dont get benefits unless you pay. But when you make regular they are provided to you. Overall a good job with very good opportunities you only have to start as a mailman then after there’s hundreds of jobs so that’ll be cool to look into.