NARFE warns postal reform bill could raise health premiums for federal workers

By Nicole Ogrysko – May 25, 2021 A bipartisan bill designed to bring desired financial relief to the U.S. Postal Service could have implications for the rest of the federal workforce, potentially raising health insurance costs for employees and retirees, an employee advocacy organization warns. For the first time in years, momentum is building in…

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Paid parental leave for USPS employees included in postal reform bills

By Jessie Bur – May 14, 2021 Employees of the U.S. Postal Service could soon be included in federal provisions guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid parental leave under legislation reported favorably out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 13. The committee passed two USPS reform bills — the Postal Service Reform Act…

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U.S. House panel to take up Postal Service reform measures

By David Shepardson – May 10, 2021 The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday will consider a pair of bills to reform the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, a document seen by Reuters shows. Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Democrat who chairs the panel, circulated draft legislation earlier this year to address some…

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USPS Unveils 10-Year Plan

USPS News Release – March 23, 2021 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ‘DELIVERING FOR AMERICA’ PLAN – Aims to meet or exceed 95 percent network-wide, on-time delivery – Operates at break-even by FY2023 avoiding $160 billion in projected losses over the next 10 years Preserves affordable, six-day mail and expands seven-day package delivery Generates $24 billion in…

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Oversight Committee Integrates NARFE’s Proposals Into Draft Postal Bill

By Evan Dean – March 2, 2021 Last week, House Oversight and Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, presented draft postal reform legislation incorporating provisions NARFE has long advocated, including Medicare integration that preserves current postal retirees’ choice regarding whether to enroll in Medicare Part B. In advance of a hearing reviewing the legislation and other…

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NPMHU President Issues Statement Endorsing the USPS Fairness Act

For fifteen years, the United States Postal Service has been obligated to prefund its retiree healthcare costs at 100%. This mandate resulted in the annual loss of $5 billion over a decade and has been the primary cause of financial deficits since 2013. Because of these losses, the Postal Service faced cuts in services and…

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