APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record: Election of Officers 2019 Report

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU The APWU Election of Officers is underway. While there are numerous resident and field officers to be elected, this report will concentrate on only those running for President, since that is the most important office, and as this is written and published…

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USPS OIG Report: Foreign Posts’ Retirement Asset Investments

The U.S. Postal Service participates in two government-wide pension plans that are administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM): the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). The assets of these plans are held in one trust fund, the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, and are managed by…

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Postal Reform Legislation Must Uphold Promises To Retirees

John Hatton – May 13, 2019 At last month’s postal hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Postmaster General Megan Brennan reiterated support for so-called “full Medicare integration” as a major component of a solution to the Postal Service’s financial woes. This innocuous-sounding proposal has been included in every leading postal reform…

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Concerns Raised on Compelling Retirees to Enroll in Medicare

As both the House and Senate have begun hearings into another possible attempt to shore up the Postal Service’s finances, concerns have been raised about a new attempt to compel postal retirees to enroll in Medicare. That provision has been in numerous proposals regarding USPS for years, none of which have come close to final…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 3, 2019 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU “The menu has been set for the Mid-Summer Blast sheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019! (The nominations and election of officers will also be held in conjunction with the party. Official notice of the nomination and election procedures will be sent more…

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