Obama Administration Makes Long-Desired Change to Postal Service Pensions

Eric Katz – December 23, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service could finally have its payments into the federal employee pension account calculated using assumptions from its workforce specifically, rather than the federal workforce as a whole, which has long been a sticking point at the mailing agency. USPS leadership has for years argued its payments…

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Postal employees ring Nasdaq’s closing bell

Several Postal Service employees from the New York area helped ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange Dec. 21. The group included employees who performed heroic acts, including Morristown, NJ, Letter Carrier Lorenzo Clark; Ansonia, CT, Letter Carrier Kareem Copeland Sr.; Queens, NY, Letter Carrier Boi Zhu Huan; Brooklyn, NY, Letter Carrier Shaun…

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin highlights holiday returns

The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition highlights an inevitable part of holiday gift giving: returns. USPS expects to deliver 750 million packages during the holidays, up 12 percent from last year. After the holidays, many gifts inside those parcels will be returned. The cover story details how the Postal Service is positioned to be the “returns…

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USPS OIG Report: Non-Career Employee Turnover

Background The U.S. Postal Service hires non-career employees to supplement its regular workforce and reduce staffing costs. Non-career employees are temporary workers who do not receive full employee benefits and privileges. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the Postal Service employed an average of about 130,000 non-career employees. The Postal Service has four crafts that constitute…

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APWU: Congress Heads Out after Funding the Federal Government

By Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard Web News Article #: 257-2016 12/21/2016 – On the heels of the 2016 elections and with the New Year approaching, APWU members should make a resolution to stay engaged on legislation at all levels (city/state/national) crucial to our livelihoods. In that spirit, we should reflect on our successes…

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PMG Megan J. Brennan: A season of success

The following message is from PMG Megan J. Brennan: Across the entire Postal Service, from Post Offices and Customer Care Centers to processing centers, from vehicle maintenance facilities to administrative and sales offices, from headquarters to every area and district office, everyone is working hard to make this season a success — and we are…

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