NARFE Urges Opposition to House Postal Reform Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 Alexandria, VA – National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) urged members of Congress to oppose the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, which was introduced yesterday by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, along with the co-sponsorship of Ranking Member Elijah E….

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USPS Handbook EL-505 Revision: Proper Completion of OWCP Claim Forms

Effective February 2, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation, to clarify how to make changes to Forms CA-1, CA-2, CA-7, and CA-2a, when appropriate. Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation * * * * * 2 Injury Compensation Office Setup * * * * * 2-3 Supplying Office Equipment — district HR manager…

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USPS: African-American History Month observed in February

The Postal Service and other organizations across the nation will celebrate African-American History Month, which begins Feb. 1. More than 157,000 postal employees are African-American. USPS will commemorate the month through activities at its facilities, as well as through the dedication of the Dorothy Height stamp, the 40th entry in the Black Heritage series. African-American…

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APWU Reaches Out to Trump Administration

News Service Bulletin 02-2017 01/25/2017 – Last weekend, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. After the election, President Dimondstein pledged to work with President Trump and all elected representatives to achieve the APWU’s goals to defend good service, protect good union jobs and preserve our national treasure….

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Legislation Introduced to Reform Postal Employees’ Benefits

By Ian Smith – February 1, 2017 Legislation has been introduced in the House to make a number of reforms to the Postal Service. The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) would make pension funding reforms, allow for postal rate increases and even allow the Postal Service to provide non-postal services in some…

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APWU: Postal Reform Legislation Introduced

Web News Article #: 12-2017 02/01/2017 – On January 31, 2017, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756. Currently, the APWU Legislative & Political Department is reviewing the legislation with APWU leadership. “We are encourage by the bipartisan nature of the bill,” said President…

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APWU: USPS exempt from federal hiring freeze

Web News Article #: 11-2017 02/01/2017 – The U.S. Offices of Personnel Management (OPM) and Management & Budget (OMB) published a joint memorandum on Tuesday, January 31 providing guidance regarding the Federal Employee hiring freeze on January 23, 2017. The hiring freeze does not include the U.S. Postal Service. Source: APWU

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