I read post after post complaining about the new system and how it will not be fair and not work. The reason for RRECS is because the old system was not fair to either party. How can a struggling USPS continue to pay some rural carriers 2-3 hours a day (and in some cases more) for work they are not doing. No doubt those carriers think they are fast and efficient (and I'm sure many are) but how can a company continue with a system like that. How can a union (assoc) claim to represent all carriers when many are continually working way over their evaluations, and providing the USPS with free work...many through no fault of their own. Their routes are constructed so that no one could work what they are being paid and many are forced to use annual and sick leave to stay within their 2080 hours. Many can't even think of taking a high option because of their work hour problems. Many of the carriers benefiting from the system think those having trouble are just slow. They don't consider that their routes may be part of the problem. The solution to these problems was either hourly pay or a revamped system that should get more correct times for the things carriers do and a more accurate indication of the volume they deliver. The old system could not continue! Those that can beat their evals by hours a week can expect to take a hit with RRECS. They should still be able to beat their evals but not by nearly as much and may see huge decreases in evaluations. Maybe some can make up the difference by taking a high option. I think the next step would be for the NRLCA and the USPS to figure out a way to build up their evaluations through consolidations and excess territory taken from routes that will gain and territory from aux routes. This thing called RRECS had to happen. The only other option would be hourly but those carriers getting done so early would likely be hurt again. Once this is all over and settled, there may be some discontent for awhile, but in time I think that most rurals will be content with the new system. If not, then we need to push for hourly.