Open Season Coming: Here is Why Feds Should Pay Attention to Their Health Insurance


This year’s Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from Monday, November 10, 2014 through Monday, December 8, 2014. The 2014 Open Season information will be posted by OPM by the first week in November. The open enrollment period (“Open Season”) is when federal employees, retirees and annuitants can enroll, change or cancel their participation in…

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APWU: Ruler Says Don’t Buy Your School Supplies at Staples!


Web News Article #: 156-14 08/21/2014 – With the back-to-school season in full swing, the APWU is asking union members and supporters to make sure parents and teachers get the message: Don’t buy your school supplies at Staples. To spread the word, union members are being asked to pass out rulers with exactly that message…

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NLRB slams Postal Service for Staples privatization deal


WASHINGTON – Providing yet more evidence that U.S. Postal Service management is headed in the wrong direction – at least where its workers are concerned – a National Labor Relatios Board official slammed its scheme to subcontract services to Staples stores. And half the U.S. Senate now opposes management’s plan to close 82 more distribution…

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USPS: Are you on the bucket list?


The Postal Service’s ethics office is hearing from a lot of employees who have questions about the ALS ice bucket challenge. The challenge involves people dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves to raise awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and then encouraging others to do the same or make a…

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