APWU COLA Update For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

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(09/17/14) In August 2014, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) fell slightly to 697.105. The seventh COLA adjustment under the 2010 National Agreement will be based on the January 2015 CPI Index point and will be effective March 7, 2015, (pay period 07-2015, pay date March 27, 2015). However, if the adjustment were made based on…

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USPS: Postal facilities to fly POW-MIA flag on Sept. 19

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The nation will observe National POW-MIA Recognition Day Sept. 19. This is one of six days a year all USPS facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. The flag and its display honor the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or missing in action. A list of…

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APWU: Consolidation Battle Takes Shape; $686 Cost-of-Living Raise in Paychecks Dated Sept. 26

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News Service Bulletin – Vol. 44, No. 11 09/16/2014 – The four postal unions are standing together at the national, state and local level to fight the Postmaster General’s plans to again slash the mail processing network, beginning in January. Eighty-two facilities are slated for closure, and service will be degraded further. Thanks in large…

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New EEOC Report Identifies Common Errors by Federal Agencies in Dismissing Discrimination Complaints on Procedural Grounds

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One-Third of Agency Dismissals Are Reversed and Remanded by EEOC WASHINGTON – As part of its continuing efforts to improve the federal sector complaint process, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a new report, Preserving Access to the Legal System: Common Errors by Federal Agencies in Dismissing Complaints of Discrimination on Procedural…

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