Postal Retirees are getting screwed when it comes to Medicare and FEHB

I made a recent comment on a post that offered the opinion that Postal employees are getting screwed when it comes to Medicare. I said that Insurance companies are getting a “get out of jail free” pass. I based that opinion on what we pay, rather than what we get. When I first got involved…

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154 Postal Employees Have Died of COVID-19

The USPS recently disclosed that 154 employees had died of COVID-19 through January 31, 2021. Attached is the spreadsheet posted on the Postal Regulatory Commission website. 154 COVID Deaths Through 1-31-2021 ACR2000 ChIR No. 6. Response 3 First Name: Don Last Name: Cheney Email: doncheney@live.com Union/Local : APWU – Auburn WA Local Office held if…

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Miami Clerk seeks transfer to TX, TN, KY areas

Looking to relocate closer to my children. I am a SSA FTR clerk in Miami looking for a transfer to Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky or any other surrounding state. Thank you. First Name: Felicia Last Name: Williams Email: feliciaw672@gmail.com Union/Local: APWU –  South Florida

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COVID-19 is an Act of God (Nature)

The USPS COVID-19 decision tree (1-21-2021) says when a non-symptomatic employee shares a household with a COVID-19 positive individual or has been exposed outside of work to a COVID-19 positive individual, they are to be sent home without pay unless they use their own annual or sick leave. The employee that reveals this private information…

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Postal rollout of new package sorter for AO’s (small offices) = More jobs lost?

Postal rollout of new package sorter for AO’s (small offices). I guess packages will now come unsorted to AO’s, bypassing plants (DeJoy talked shutting down more P&DC’s). Probably just shift the grid lock to AO’s but this is just the Postal way. Reminds me of phased out (2013) CSBCS program. See: Idmailsystems.com/products/pps Related: USPS is…

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USPS Automatic Payroll Collection Process Lacks Safeguards

Chapters 450 and 460 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual were recently revised to accommodate a new expedited debt collection procedure called the Automatic Payroll Collection Process. It eliminates an important safeguard for employees found in the JCIM Article 28.4 – that a Letter of Demand must be signed by the postmaster or his/her…

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