Postal Retirement Q&A June 2014

Good Day Postal Employees!! Several months ago, (and quite frankly for the last year) I’ve been harping on reviewing your eOPF’s. Serious situations caused by improper filing of forms, and generally what is and IS NOT contained in your eOPF, was based on this case. I explained a month or so ago, that the case…

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USPS OIG: Highway Contract Routes – Miles per Gallon Assessment

Audit Report – NO-AR-14-008 – 05/27/2014 BACKGROUND: The U.S. Postal Service contracts for transportation on over 15,000 highway contract routes (HCR) by identifying miles to be driven and negotiating a base operating rate per mile. Fuel is a major component of HCR total costs. The Postal Service negotiates annual fuel allotments based on miles per…

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USPS OIG: Officer Compensation for Calendar Year 2013

Audit Report – FT- AR-14-011 – 05/28/2014 BACKGROUND: The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (Postal Act of 2006) amended 39 U.S.C and revised the cap on total compensation payable to U.S. Postal Service employees. As a result of this revision, the Postal Service could not pay an employee more than $199,700 for calendar…

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APWU: Questions and Answers for the New Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS

The APWU and USPS have agreed to a series of Questions and Answers  regarding the establishment of a new Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS. via Questions and Answers for the New Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS | APWU.  

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APWU: Today! National Strike Day and Action on Inequality Against Walmart

Web News Article #: 112-14 June 4, 2014 – Fighting for Walmart workers’ rights, the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) has called for a national week of action June 2 through June 7 to coincide with the retail giant’s annual shareholder meeting in Bentonville, AR. Workers are demanding fair and livable wages,…

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Ensuring Timely Filing With Private Delivery Services

Most of us are aware of the timely-mailed-timely-filed  “mailbox rule” contained within the Internal Revenue Code. Most of us are probably also aware that a document mailed with a private delivery service may also qualify for the rule. However, as illustrated by the U.S. Tax Court’s recent decision in Sanders v. Commissioner, there are important…

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