APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 13, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: A Personal Letter To Chapter Members Holiday Party Update About Those Vaccinations Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 13, 2021 Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 (H.R. 82) CRS: Social Security – WEP and…

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Postal Retirees are getting screwed when it comes to Medicare and FEHB

I made a recent comment on a post that offered the opinion that Postal employees are getting screwed when it comes to Medicare. I said that Insurance companies are getting a “get out of jail free” pass. I based that opinion on what we pay, rather than what we get. When I first got involved…

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APWU Retirees Teleconference Meeting Notes – March 10, 2021

By Pat Williams – March 10, 2021 Conference Call Zoom Meeting Notes

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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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APWU: Annual Leave Payment Limitations for Retirees

December 24, 2020 For APWU members planning on retiring at the end of the year, you may be affected by limitations to the annual leave carryover. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the APWU worked to negotiate various MOUs that would be beneficial to all of us during the pandemic. One of those MOUs was to…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – December 11, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: 2020 – What a Year! Plans for 2021 Pittsburgh Retiree Record – December 11, 2020 2020 Union Families Christmas Project

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – November 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Final Reminder to Vote Coronavirus Update Virus Causing Problems for the Union Disclaimer – This report is intended as a final reminder about getting out the vote, It will be deposited in the mail stream intended to arrive a…

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2021 FERS Cost Of Living Adjustment will be 1.3% 

HOW THE COLA IS CALCULATED The 2021 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2020 over the 2019 third quarter average. However, if the CPI-W quarterly average increases 3% or more, they subtract 1%. For example, a 5% increase in the quarterly CPI-W average results…

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