Postal Bulletin: Open Season is Coming – Nov. 11 to Dec. 9

The 2019 Open Season runs from November 11 to December 9, 2019. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Unless you have a Qualifying Life Event during the remainder of…

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Handbook EL-312 Revision: Screening Process Philosophy

Effective September 1, 2016, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, part 512, to update policy on the storage processes for certain pre-employment forms. The revision also clarifies what types of photo identification are suitable for admission to entrance examinations. Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement * * * * * 5 Suitability…

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USPS retirement team rated highly

The Postal Service’s retirement team is the best-rated in the federal government, new research shows.   The team has a 96 percent accuracy rate in evaluating, processing and finalizing retirement applications, according to a recent audit by the Office of Personnel Management.  The government-wide average is 89.7 percent. The Postal Service’s high score means that retiring…

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USPS NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES: CSRS / FERS Civilian Service Deposits and Redeposits  

CSRS CIVILIAN SERVICE DEPOSITS AND REDEPOSITS Did you perform Federal civilian service for which retirement deductions were not paid? Did you perform Federal civilian service and receive a lump sum refund of your retirement contributions? Did you have civilian service under another Federal Retirement System? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, this…

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USPS: Credit-monitoring deadline – Sign up by March 31 for free service

The deadline for employees to sign up for the free credit-monitoring service offered by the Postal Service is Wednesday, March 31. Employees are encouraged to register for the service, which USPS offered following a cyber intrusion into some postal information systems last year. After the incident, USPS mailed employees letters containing an activation code for…

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USPS: Cyber intrusion update – Employees encouraged to use credit-monitoring service

In a new video, CHRO Jeff Williamson updates employees on the recent cyber intrusion into some USPS information systems. The CHRO reminds employees they recently received an activation code by mail for a credit-monitoring service that USPS is offering free of charge for one year. “If you have not already activated the service, I encourage…

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