Postal Bulletin: Beware of Investment Scams

National Consumer Protection Week is March 3–9, 2024 We’re sure you’ve heard the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” In an ever-changing financial environment, this still rings true today. In the current landscape where customers can be contacted by varying means (i.e., telephone, email, text messages, and the U.S….

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Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

PSHB Special Enrollment Period (SEP) As part of the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, you may be eligible to participate in the PSHB Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Medicare Part B. The PSHB SEP applies to certain Postal Service annuitants and family members who were entitled to Medicare Part A, but not enrolled…

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USPS: New HR website is available to all employees

January 25, 2024 The Postal Service launched MyHR, a new human resources website, on Jan. 23. The site centralizes all USPS human resources information and applications, including tools to enroll in benefits, update Thrift Savings Plan accounts and prepare for retirement. All employees can access the site by going to Blue or LiteBlue on a…

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APWU: Submit slogan ideas for the 2024 Contract Campaign!

From: Liz Powell <epowell@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Subject: FW: Emailing: 2024 Contract Campaign Flyer CBA.pdf It’s that time again.  Please distribute. APWU actively employed and retiree members, & the APWU Auxiliary: Submit slogan ideas for the 2024 Contract Campaign! Thanks, Liz 2024 Contract Campaign Flyer CBA.pdf Related: The APWU Kicks Off 2024 Contract Campaign Slogan…

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OPM: Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program

USPS Annuitants Fact Sheet PSHB Questions and Answers Source: Office of Personnel Management Related: NALC: Postal Service Health Benefits – What every Letter Carrier needs to know

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NALC: Postal Service Health Benefits – What every Letter Carrier needs to know

In 2022, The Postal Service Reform Act repealed the USPS’s unfair pre-funding mandate, ensuring six-day delivery and creating the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program within the existing Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. These accomplishments benefit the long-term financial stability of the USPS, which in turn benefits letter carriers. This month’s Postal Record discusses…

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Postal Retirement Funds in Perspective: Historical Evolution and Ongoing Challenges

Retirement-related costs were 11.7 percent of operating expenses in FY 2023, a significant cost for the Postal Service. USPS has higher retirement liabilities than other agencies and must pay these costs through revenue rather than through congressional appropriations. The Postal Service has no control over levers that might decrease costs or generate higher fund balances….

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USPS: Ethics rules apply after leaving USPS

December 29, 2023 The Postal Service wants to remind employees that USPS ethics rules apply even after they leave the organization. Former employees and retirees may work for any new employer, but they may not: • Use confidential, nonpublic or proprietary postal information in their new positions; • Communicate with the Postal Service about matters…

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