PUBLIC LAW 86-682-SEPT. 2, 1960
(b) The basic salary for hourly rate employees shall be computed by dividing the per annum rates prescribed in the Postal Field Service Schedule (1) by 2,080 in the case of hourly rate employees other than substitutes, and (2) by 2,016 in the case of substitute employees. (c) In addition to the compensation provided under this section regular and substitute special delivery carriers and special delivery messengers at first class post offices shall be paid an automotive equipment maintenance allowance at the rate of 7 cents per mile or major fraction thereof for miles traveled under the direction of the Department in making delivery of special delivery mail or at the option of the Postmaster General at the rate of 90 cents per hour spent in making delivery of special delivery mail. Payments for equipment maintenance shall be made at the same periods and in the same manner as payments of regular compensation. § 3543. Rural Carrier Schedule (a) There is established a basic salary schedule which shall be known as the Rural Carrier Schedule, and for which the symbol shall be "RCS", for carriers in the rural delivery service, which is based in part on fixed compensation per annum and in part on specified rates per mile per annum. Basic salary shall be paid to rural carriers in accordance with this schedule. RUKAL CARRIER SCHEDULE Per annum rates and steps 1 Carriers in rural delivery service: Compensation per mile per annum for each mile up to 30 miles of route For each mile of route over 30 miles Temporary carriers in rural delivery service on routes to which no regular carrier is assigned: Fixed compensation per annum Temporary rate Compensation per mile per annum for For each mile of route over 30 miles Temporary carriers in rural delivery service on routes having regular carriers absent without pay or on military leave Substitute carriers in rural delivery service on routes having carriers absent with pay
1,841 1,941 65 22
' Basic compensation authorized for the regular carrier.
(b) A rural carrier serving one triweekly route shall be paid on the basis of a route one-half the length of the route served by him. A rural carrier serving two triweekly routes shall be paid on the basis of a route one-half the combined length of the two routes. (c) The Postmaster General may pay such additional compensation as he may determine to be fair and reasonable in each individual case to rural carriers serving heavily patronized routes not exceeding sixtyone miles in length. He may not pay additional compensation to a carrier serving such a route in an amount which would exceed $5,16.5 during the period referred to in section 3541(h) of this title, and $5,035 thereafter, when added to the basic salary for the maximum step in the Rural Carrier Schedule for his route. I n case such a heavily patronized route is extended in length, the rural carrier assigned to the route at the time of the extension may not be reduced in pay. (d) The Postmaster General may pay additional compensation to rural carriers who are required to carry pouch mail to intermediate post offices, or for intersecting loop routes, in all cases where it appears