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Election notice

Pursuant to an election complaint received by the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), the National Association of Letter Carriers has entered into a voluntary agreement with OLMS to conduct a new officer election for the position of NALC Director of Retired Members under OLMS’ supervision. There will not be new nominations for this position. The term of office for this election is the remainder of the unexpired term, which will end in December 2018.

The election will be conducted by mail ballot. NALC members in good standing as of June 1, 2015, are eligible to vote. All NALC members are encouraged to update their addresses with the union by contacting the NALC Membership Department at 202-662-2836 or by visiting

Ballots were mailed to eligible members on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15, 2015. Ballots are due back in the post office box by 12 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2015. The tally will commence immediately afterward at Peake-DeLancey Printing, 2500 Schuster Drive, Cheverly, MD 20781. The results will be published on the NALC website, with the vote totals broken down by branch.

If you had not received your ballot by Sept. 21, 2015, or if you had spoiled your ballot or needed another ballot for any reason, you were to contact your local branch office and request that it contacts the NALC Membership Department to provide a duplicate ballot to you. When requesting a duplicate ballot, you needed to provide your branch office with your name and current mailing address. The NALC Membership Department was to process your duplicate ballot request. If you cast your original ballot and a duplicate ballot, only the duplicate ballot will be counted.

All phases of the election are being supervised by OLMS. If you have any questions, please call U.S. Department of Labor, OLMS, Election Supervisor Brian Lucy at 202-513-7318 or e-mail Any NALC member wishing to file a protest regarding the conduct of this election must do so in writing to the election supervisor no later than Oct. 19, 2015. To receive the mailing address and fax number options to file a protest, contact OLMS Election Supervisor Brian Lucy at the phone number or e-mail address above.

Campaigning—Union or employer equipment (including copiers, computers, printers, telephones, e-mail, etc.), office supplies, websites, newsletters, social media, membership lists, facilities, cash, or any other financial or in-kind resources cannot be used to promote or attack any candidate in the election. This prohibition extends to the use of union funds or resources to publicize a branch’s endorsement of a candidate. Campaigning cannot be conducted on union or Postal Service time (including during union meetings or training events) and Postal Service rules regarding campaigning must be followed. These rules apply to any union (including the national, state association, branch, and any other union) and to any employer (whether or not they employ union members). However, these rules do not prohibit branches from publishing in their newsletters campaign advertisements that have been paid for by a candidate. Branches may also sponsor a debate between the candidates, or invite the candidates to speak at meetings, so long as both candidates are afforded an equal opportunity to appear.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new election and/or campaign activities, please contact OLMS Election Supervisor Brian Lucy at