USPS is switching to a new commuter benefits provider

The Postal Service is switching to a new commuter benefits provider, Commuter Benefits Solutions. Through the commuter benefits program, USPS allows career employees to pay for some commuting costs using pre-tax money. The benefit can be used for public transportation, vanpools or parking. Employees who participate could save up to 40 percent on commuting costs….

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More ‘postal support employees’ have been attaining permanent status at USPS

Lorraine Mirabella – January 9, 2016 For Ashley Worthington, life as a Postal Service worker used to come with too much uncertainty.  As a “postal support employee,” she said she never knew when she’d work or how many hours. She never knew if her pay would cover her bills. To make ends meet, the single…

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Where do I fit? – FERS information offered for newly hired career postal employees

Have you started a Postal Service career job within the last few years? If so, the date you began your career appointment determines which Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) category covers you. If you were hired after Jan. 1, 2013, and have no previous federal service — or if you had less than five years…

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APWU Clerk Officers Outline Criteria for Payout of $56 Million ‘Global Settlement’ of Article 1.6.B Violations

Web News Article #: 175-2015 08/31/2015 – In a conference call with local and state presidents, the APWU’s Clerk Division officers outlined the criteria for distributing the $56 million lump-sum penalty portion of the settlement that resolves a decades-long dispute over postmasters and supervisors in small offices performing Clerk Craft work. Clerk Craft Director Clint…

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Why Letter Carriers Are Not an Endangered Species

Monday, April 20, 2015 “Mail carrier” was recently named as one of the 10 worst careers in the U.S., largely because of a supposedly bleak employment outlook. “Hiring of mail carriers has been on a steady decline with the proliferation of email and text messaging,” CareerCast said in ranking mail carrier #191 out of 200…

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