USPS: Open season webinars – Employees can register for virtual sessions

The Postal Service is offering a special webinar for employees who want to learn more about their options during this year’s open season benefits enrollment period. The session, “Open Season 101,” is being offered several times throughout open season, which runs from Nov. 8-Dec. 13. Each session takes place through the Zoom videoconferencing platform; participants can…

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Postal Retirees: 2021 Open Season Virtual Benefits Fair

Open Season is here! Postal Service retirees who have already elected to participate in a FEHB plan may change their health benefits or enroll in new plans starting Monday, November 8, 2021 through Monday, December 13, 2021. USPS is offering a nationwide Virtual Benefits Fair with participating Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) carriers. The…

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Is Critical Knowledge Lost When Employees Leave the Postal Service?

Project Title: Postal Service Knowledge Continuity Start Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: April 2022 During fall 2020, the Postal Service initiated a series of phased organizational changes to improve its ability to implement strategies and drive success. As a result of these changes, a reduction-in-force occurred in affected areas for several…

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2022 COLA information for CSRS, FERS annuitants and SS recipients

The 2022 CSRS COLA adjustment will be 5.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. The 2022 FERS COLA adjustment will be 4.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. The 2022 Social Security COLA adjustment will be 5.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. Source: Pay Information | American Postal Workers Union

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USPS: OPM Announces Updates to FEGLI

October 2021 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently announced that effective October 1, 2021, FEGLI premium rates will change for some types of coverage. Premium rates for Basic Insurance for employees and Post-Retirement Basic Insurance with 50% Reduction and No Reduction will increase. Most premium rates for Option A, Option B, and Option C…

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USPS OIG: Independent Report to OPM on Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, and More

Objective We performed procedures agreed upon by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Office of the Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist the OPM in assessing the reasonableness of Postal Service employee health benefits, life insurance, and…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 15, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Gala Holiday Party Union Fellowship Party Reservation Form Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 15, 2021

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APWU: Retirees Online Applications for Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 6, 2021

Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in temporary work as: Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant (HCA) (Click Here for example) Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant (HTA) (Click Here for example) Retirees have the opportunity to be rehired as temporary Annuitant Holiday Assistants again this year and work until December 31, 2021. If you…

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