Rules Committee Meeting on H.R. 3076 (Postal Reform Act) – February 7, 2022

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, February 7, 2022. Closed rule for H.R. 3076. Provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform or their designees. Waives all points of order against consideration of the…

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Fighting for the Right to Your Federal Benefits

Federal employees meet virtually with lawmakers to make their voices heard on compensation issues. By Tammy Flanagan – June 24, 2021 This week I had the opportunity to attend the legislative conference of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. This impressive three-day event was held entirely on a virtual platform and included lessons…

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NALC Postal Reform Explanation Leaves Questions Unanswered About Health Care Provisions

What the NALC still doesn’t explain is will the benefits for the retirees in the postal-only FEHB plans be exactly the same as in the non-postal FEHB plans? Will they stay the same in the future? That seems unlikely. Currently, FEHB plans return the savings they get from retirees having Medicare A and B primary…

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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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PMG DeJoy criticizes mailing industry, USPS in scathing letter

By Bill McAllister – April 28, 2021 In a sharply critical critique of the mailing industry, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has said the United States Postal Service is “incapable of providing the American people with consistent, predictable service.” That statement came from the embattled postal chief as he sought to rebut arguments from commercial mailers…

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