USPS OIG: Use of Leased Fleet Trailers – Northeast Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service leases about 9,000 trailers nationwide for operations. It procures trailers to meet local transportation needs and assigns them to specific facilities. Each Postal Service area is responsible for trailer use and requirements. As of September 2014, 3,021 trailers were leased in the Northeast Area. Our objective was to assess the…

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USPS OIG: Curbing Workers’ Comp Abuses

August 10, 2015 Disability programs are vital for a nation that supports its citizens. In the United States, federal employees, including postal workers, who suffer employment-related injury or illness are entitled to workers’ compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). The U.S. Postal Service funds workers’ compensation benefits for employees who sustain job-related injuries….

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USPS 3rd-quarter net loss reported, Shipping revenue continues to rise

The Postal Service has reported a net loss of $586 million during fiscal 2015’s third quarter (April 1-June 30) compared to a $2 billion loss during the same period one year earlier. Operating revenue for the quarter was $16.5 billion, essentially unchanged from a year ago. Meanwhile, although First-Class Mail volumes fell 2.6 percent and…

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USPS reports $586 million net loss in Q3

Press Release – August 10, 2015 • Operating revenue of $16.5 billion is level with the same quarter last year • Shipping and package revenue increase of 10.6 percent • Productivity improvements continue, somewhat offsetting inflationary cost pressures WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss of $586 million for the third quarter…

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APWU COLA Update For FECA Employees

For FECA Employees: The percentage increase in the December CPI-W index from year to year determines the FECA COLA increase.  After the sixth month of the twelve-month adjustment period for the 2016 FECA COLA, the CPI-W index has risen 1.694%. Source: APWU

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APWU COLA Update For CSRS, FERS, Social Security

For CSRS Retirees: The 2016 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index in 2015 over the 2014 third quarter average. After the second quarter of 2015, the third quarter for the 2016 COLA adjustment period, the quarterly average is 0.6% below the third quarter of 2014; but…

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APWU: Future COLAs depend upon terms of successor CBA

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement In June 2015 the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 696.431 after falling for five of the last nine months. No additional COLAs are due under the 2010 National Agreement. Future COLAs will depend upon the terms of a successor collective bargaining agreement. Under the 2010 National Agreement,…

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U.S. Rep. McSally, AZ Delegation Deliver Results of Cherrybell Survey to PMG

Press Release – August 6, 2015 1,700 Submissions Show Widespread Negative Impacts of Facility Consolidation TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today joined members of the Arizona Congressional delegation to deliver the results a recent survey detailing the impacts of the proposed Cherrybell Post Office and Processing Center consolidation. The results showed an overwhelming majority…

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