October USPS Retiree E-Newsletter: Open Season is Coming Soon

October USPS Retiree E-Newsletter  

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Is Medicare and Social Security Doomed? My Two Cents How Secure is Our Pension? Get Out The Vote Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 1, 2020

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USPS is Hiring — Including Postal Retirees

The U.S. Postal Service is in the process of hiring thousands of Holiday Clerk Assistants, Holiday City Carrier Assistants, Holiday Transportation Assistants (truck drivers) and Rural Carriers for the peak season which starts November 7th. These jobs are posted at USPS.com/careers. Some peak season jobs are earmarked for “annuitants.” A few are for retired supervisors….

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 15, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU A Call To Action Recent statements from Trump and PMG Delay* and concurrent developments throughout the Postal Service should have even the most sanguine disbelieving rank and file on edge. For too long too many have pooh poohed the alarms about privatization…

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USPS OIG: Independent Report to OPM on Employee Benefits

Independent Report to OPM – Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, Supplemental Semiannual Headcount Reporting Objective We performed procedures agreed upon by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Inspector General and the OPM’s Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist…

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USPS: Understanding Survivor Benefits

Do you know about survivor benefits and how they work? You can make one of the following survivor benefit elections to occur in the event of your death: No survivor benefits Full or partial annuity for spouse Full or partial annuity for former spouse Combination of full or partial annuity for a spouse and former…

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USPS: OPM clarifies pandemic leave effect on retirement deductions

The Postal Service wants employees who took leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to know how it will affect their retirement deductions. The law, also known as the FFCRA, requires some employers to provide employees with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for child care. The leave benefit went…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Impacts of New Leave on Retirement and TSP

“Since the introduction of the new leave types, the Office of Personnel Management has provided official guidance that leave payments under the FFCRA are not eligible for retirement and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) deductions.” Related: USPS: OPM clarifies pandemic leave effect on retirement deductions

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