New Medicare cards are coming

Medicare will mail new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity. Things to know about your new Medicare card Your new card will automatically come to you. You…

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U.S. Must Pay Postal Worker $21,000 for Slip-and-Fall Injury

A postal worker who slipped on a wet stairway at a post office and sustained a torn ligament will be paid $21,000 by the government. Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ordered the United States to compensate James Starry Jr. for past medical expenses arising out of his negligence claim…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed Monday, Jan. 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birthday of the civil rights leader, will be observed Monday, Jan. 15. King was a leader of the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his death in 1968. The March on Washington, along with his many writings and speeches, are partially credited with ushering…

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2018 VERA “Steps At-a-Glance” provided by USPS

The VER process requires very careful thinking on the part of eligible employees. To help you make an informed decision, please review the following quick steps and important dates. Use this summary of the instructions spelled out in the VER Offer Letter in conjunction with the annuity estimate and any other forms in the VER…

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You’ve heard of the Hatch Act, but how much do you know about it?

If you’re unfamiliar with the law, here’s a quick primer — including do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media usage. • First things first: The Hatch Act exists to protect you. The law, which dates to 1939, aims to keep politics out of federal workplaces. Specifically, the Hatch Act establishes rules to prevent…

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APWU: MOU Designates Official Start Day for Newly Hired PSE Clerks

Web News Article #: 4-2018 01/09/2018 – On Jan. 5, the APWU and USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding Re: Clerk Craft PSE Hiring and One Day Break. The new MOU designates Saturday, the first day of the pay period, as the hire date of all Clerk Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs). “The MOU accomplishes…

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NALC response to White House tweet on the Postal Service

January 09, 2018 Over the holidays, the president mentioned the Postal Service in the following tweet: While it is clear that the intended target was Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos (who is also owner of The Washington Post), what is less clear is the reason for the sudden interest in the pricing of packages. It’s probably…

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