APWU President’s Statement: Postal Workers in a Time of Crisis

Mark Dimondstein – March 25, 2020 Since the early days of the Postal Service, we postal workers have helped stitch the fabric of the country together. Even in times of crisis – whether natural disaster, conflict, or economic calamity – the Postal Service has always been there, steadily reaching every American home and business in…

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USPS OIG Report: Options to Reduce Unfunded Retirement Liabilities

Objective The Postal Service participates in three retirement plans: the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), and the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits (RHB). The first two are pension plans and the third is set up to fund the Postal Service’s share of RHB premiums. The U.S. Office of Personnel…

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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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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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Pennsylvania Rep. Scanlon supports USPS Fairness Act

Excerpt: October 16, 2019 “I proudly cosponsored the USPS Fairness Act to end the requirement that USPS pre-fund its retiree health benefits. The pre-fund mandate puts an unfair and undue burden on USPS, and it has prevented the agency from investing in new technologies, services, and products. As the Representative for Pennsylvania’s Fifth District, I…

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NALC: USPS Fairness Act reaches bipartisan majority

The USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382), which would repeal the retiree health benefit pre-funding requirement, passed the threshold for bipartisan majority support in the House Of Representatives with 218 co-sponsors. However, more support is needed for this bill. With new House rules, legislation that reaches 290 or more co-sponsors can be scheduled directly for a…

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APWU: Join the USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Phone Action

On July 23, 2019, postal workers and the communities we serve are standing up for our public Postal Service. It’s time to protect America’s most cherished institution. We are telling our elected representatives to pass the USPS Fairness Act. In 2006, Congress saddled our public Postal Service with an unfair and unsustainable burden of pre-funding…

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