USPS: Vets can add military service to retirement

Military veterans employed by the Postal Service, or any other federal agency, may be eligible to have their time in the military credited toward their civilian retirement through the Military Buy Back program. Veterans who served on active duty and received an honorable discharge are permitted to request a “buy back” of their time in…

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CBO Projects USPS Will Continue Defaulting on Retiree Health Fund Payments

By Ian Smith – February 4, 2020 The Congressional Budget Office predicts that the Postal Service will continue defaulting on mandatory payments to the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund for the next decade. CBO said in a recent report that it expects the Postal Service to continue defaulting on the payments for the next…

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Forming APWU State Retirees Chapters

Via Bobby Donelson, Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter President: I would like to encourage the APWU National Executive Board to reverse it’s decision to require that an APWU Retirees State Chapter can only be established if there are at least three local retirees chapters. At the October Retirees Conference, most of those attending were…

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USPS December Retiree E-Newsletter

Fraud Against Seniors The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. Senior citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes for the following reasons: Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit—all of…

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USPS video explains open season options

A newly updated video about the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) reminds employees to conduct a “health plan checkup” during this year’s open season. The three-minute segment, “FEHB Plans: Your Changing Life,” encourages employees to evaluate their health care options to ensure they have the coverage they need. The video also explains how employees…

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NALC President’s Statement On USPS Financial Results for FY 2019

The large loss posted by the U.S. Postal Service in Fiscal Year 2019 ($8.8 billion) is largely the result of external factors, not the normal operations of the agency. More than half the loss stems from the 2006 congressional mandate that requires the Postal Service, alone among all public agencies and private companies, to pre-fund…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – Nov. 6, 2019 Edition – “THEY BLEW IT!”

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU Excerpt: We expect that when the word of the power grab gets out to the Union at large there will be a howl that the retirees are trying to take control of the Union. That was the reaction at the last Convention…

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