444 Rural Letter Carrier Compensation

444.1 Regular Rural Carriers

444.11 Guaranteed Annual Wage

The National Rural Letter Carrier Agreement conforms to Section 7(b)(2) of the FLSA. Certain regular rural carriers assigned to a route of 35 hours or more (31 paid miles or more) receive a guaranteed annual wage based on the number of hours, or miles, assigned to their route.

444.12 Base Rate of Pay

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. Hours worked in excess of 12 hours a day, or 56 hours in an FLSA workweek, are payable at 150 percent of the carrier’s regular rate.

444.2 Other Rural Carriers

Rural carriers who are not covered under the guarantee provisions of Section 7(b)(2) of the FLSA are compensated at the rate for a 40-mile route in accordance with the compensation provisions in 433 and 434.