OPM: FY 2016 Official Time Report Highlighting Taxpayer Funded Union Time

Press Release – May 17, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published its FY 2016 Official Time Report “Official Time Usage in the Federal Government – Fiscal Year 2016” to provide an overview of Taxpayer Funded Union Time within the Federal government. During FY 2016, unions represented 1,224,160 non-Postal Federal…

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NPMHU Meets with Presidential Task Force During 120 Day Study of USPS

The Trump Administration issued an Executive Order creating a task force charged with evaluating the operations and finances of the U.S. Postal Service, covering topics like pricing, USPS policies, and workforce costs. Specifically, the Task Force is being chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury or his designee, and other members include the Director of…

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Response from Senator Casey on Postal Reform bill H.R. 756

Dear Mr. Zelznick: Thank you for taking the time to contact me about H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act. I appreciate hearing from you. Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced H.R. 756 on January 1, 2017. The Postal Service Reform Act would establish a Postal Service Health Benefits Program within the Federal Employees Health…

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USPS FY 2018 second quarter results

Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan and Finance and Planning Vice President Luke Grossmann hosted a telephone/Web conference call to discuss the financial results in more detail. The call at 9:00 am ET on May 11, 2018, was open to news media and all other interested parties. Click Here for PDF Press Release –…

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USPS: Election, political mail explained

The Postal Service is reminding employees of the differences between Election Mail and Political Mail. Election Mail refers to mail that allows individuals to participate in the voting process, such as ballots for domestic or international delivery, while Political Mail consists of mailing from registered political candidates, parties and related organizations. There are different tagging…

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Update on the Postal Service’s Share of CSRS Pension Responsibility

May 7, 2018 (RARC-WP-18-009) When Postal Service employees retire under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), somebody has to pay for their pensions. For people who used to work for the former Post Office Department and then later worked for the Postal Service, the federal government and the Postal Service split pension costs. Under the…

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NARFE: A Postal Reform Update and Why it Matters for All Federal Retirees

Here are the slides from today’s NARFE Webinar on proposed Postal Reform legislation and it’s effect on FEHB. A full presentation, including audio, will be made available soon and will be posted on 21cpw. – RZ Source: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

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Senator Gillibrand Announces Postal Banking Legislation

Press Release – April 25, 2018 Gillibrand Announces Major New Legislation To Create A Postal Bank To Wipe Out Predatory Payday Lending Industry Practices, Ensure All Americans Have Access To Basic Banking Services Traditional Banks Do Not Serve Millions of Americans, Particularly Low-Income Americans, Communities of Color, and Rural Communities, Forcing Them to Use High-Cost…

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