Why wasn’t USPS OIG Audit Report on Packages Suspected of Containing Marijuana published?

“We did not post this report due to concerns with information protected under the Freedom of Information Act.” Source: Packages Suspected of Containing Marijuana | USPS Office of Inspector General

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AFGE: Federal Retirees to Face Huge Spike in Medicare

Press Release – October 18, 2016 Small cost-of-living increase triggers huge Medicare Part B premium hike for many retirees WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. is calling on Congress to pass emergency legislation to prevent massive increases in Medicare Part B premiums for millions of retirees next year….

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“Throwback Thursday” – USPS Station Manager makes employees a Poop Cake (video)

September 2010 LEE COUNTY: Workers at the Cape Coral Post Office say their manager baked them a dessert that looked like something you’d find in a toilet. The attempt at bathroom humor backfired in a big way.Workers at the Cape Coral Post Office were not amused by the cake crafted by the post office manager….

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USPS: CDC recommends flu vaccinations

Flu season is here. Are you ready? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. All Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans cover flu shots at no cost to you. The CDC also encourages people to learn more about the flu,…

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APWU: Activists Appointed to Young Members Committee

Web News Article #: 229-2016 10/18/2016 – President Mark Dimondstein appointed the union’s first National Young Members Committee on Oct. 13, naming one member and one alternate between the ages of 18 and 35 from each of the APWU’s five regions. The appointments fulfill a mandate of the union’s 23rd National Convention, which was enthusiastically…

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USPS to hire 400 Casual Mail Handlers in Tampa Bay area for holiday season

USPS News Release – October 18, 2016 TAMPA FL – The U.S. Postal Service is accepting applications for Casual Mail Handlers, a temporary seasonal job for the fall mailing season and holiday period. The Postal Service plans to hire a total of 400 Casual Mail Handlers to work in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando, Lake Mary,…

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Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

Press Release – Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January…

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2017 health premiums: It could have been so much worse

By Mike Causey – October 18, 2016 Whether you think your 2017 health premiums are going up an average of 4.4 percent, or 6.2 percent — and both numbers are accurate — the good news is that it could have been so much higher. Many private sector group health plans are going up 10 to…

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