NALC Branch 56             

1680 Viewpond Dr SE

Grand Rapids, MI  49508

(616)458-8611

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Here's a handy link for help in calculating step increases. Just plug in dates and it will calculate the number of weeks between them.

National Association of Letter Carriers

The next generation in employee communications


LiteBlue is here to help you to communicate faster and stay connected. It's packed with the information you want about career development, revenue and service performance, products, recognition — you name it. There's even a place where you can give us feedback. You also have secure access to PostalEASE through LiteBlue to check, and during open season, change your benefits selections. 

PostalEase is the U.S. Postal Service's enrollment system for Thrift Savings Plan transactions, Direct Deposit/allotments and more.

Access Your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Account Online.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) guarantees eligible letter carriers up to 12 weeks of leave each postal leave year, for:

  • A new child in the family—by birth, by adoption or by placement in foster care;

  • Caring for a family member with a serious health condition;

  • The employee's own serious health condition that prevents him or her from performing the job, or

  • Qualifying exigencies arising out of the fact that employee’s family member is on or has been notified of “covered active duty” in the Armed Forces.

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