APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – June 22, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: Comment: For the life of me, I cannot understand the mindset that produced the redundant, unnecessary, unworkable, and provocative caveat contained in the letter, i.e., “…provided the issues addressed in the resolutions strictly address “retiree” issues.” Was there really a concern…

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USPS OIG Report: Disability Retirement Application Process

Objective Disability retirement is an employee benefit intended for employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to disease or injury. To be eligible for retirement disability, employees must meet prescribed statutory, regulatory, and administrative criteria. The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in processing disability retirement applications….

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APWU: Submission of Resolutions to National Conventions by Retiree Chapters

Excerpt: After much thought and based on the contents of the 2008 letter, the NEB has adopted the policy that Retiree Chapters should be allowed to submit resolutions to the National Convention, provided that the issues addressed in the resolutions strictly address “retiree” issues. Related: 2018 National Convention Resolutions: Retiree delegates seated with a voice…

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Support Postal reform? Not so fast…

As a lifelong Postal employee (42 Years), I feel compelled to express my concerns relative to H.R. 756 & S 2629, otherwise referred to as “Postal Service Reform,” I am a Postal Service retiree, member of the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS), and National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Though I support legislative…

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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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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – Special Edition – the “Charlotte Story”

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: In addition to her postal career, Charlotte has had a full and responsible Union career as a long time Executive Board officer dating back through the 197Os. During that tenure she served as trustee, recording secretary, shop steward Chief Grievance Officer,…

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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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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 9, 2018 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt: This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Chapter members to attend both the Retiree Conference and the Convention! The Retiree Conference is a forum where discussion and debate is held prior to the Convention to establish what positions and…

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