Q: If I deviate from my line of travel to deliver an Express Mail, how do I get paid and where can I find it in writing?

A: Regular rural carriers(covered under the FLSA Section 7(b)(2)) or leave replacements (when compensated on the evaluation of a regular or auxiliary route served and when actual hours do not exceed 40 hours for the week) will be compensated at 2 minutes for each mile required for the deviation from the established line of travel. Rural carriers serving a regular route or an auxiliary route that do not have an assigned employer-provided vehicle, will receive EMA for each mile the carrier is required to deviate when the total miles (route mileage and deviations) for the day exceed 40 miles. During the Christmas OT period, regular rural carriers, as noted above, will NOT receive additional compensation for these deviations.

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