USPS: Final restructuring phase – Voluntary early retirement included

The Postal Service is updating employees on its administrative restructuring. In March, the organization announced the second phase of the restructuring, which included the consolidation of districts from 67 to 50, the centralization of marketing functions into the chief customer and marketing officer’s organization and the creation of a 13th division within Logistics and Processing….

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USPS OIG Report: Exit Processing

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s exit processing and determine whether managers revoked facility access for separated employees and inactive contractors in a timely manner. Separations are personnel actions, either voluntary or involuntary, that end employment with an agency, including resignations or terminations. For all separations and retirements, the manager must collect…

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Make sure USPS has your current address

The start of a new year is a good time to make sure the Postal Service has your contact information. If you work for USPS, you’re required to provide your current mailing address. This allows the organization to send you communications about health, payroll, benefits and other important matters. You can use the Life Changes…

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USPS reminds employees to update their beneficiary forms

The Postal Service wants employees to have up-to-date beneficiary forms for life insurance and other benefits. While completing a beneficiary form is not mandatory, doing so allows an employee to choose who will receive payment. If an employee does not name a beneficiary, payment will be made to the next of kin according to a…

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USPS: Employees encouraged to use direct deposit

The Postal Service is encouraging employees who don’t use direct deposit to receive their paychecks to sign up as soon as possible to avoid potential network disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While no disruptions are expected, the organization wants employees to enroll in the direct deposit option as a precaution. Employees who already have…

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USPS: Vets can add military service to retirement

Military veterans employed by the Postal Service, or any other federal agency, may be eligible to have their time in the military credited toward their civilian retirement through the Military Buy Back program. Veterans who served on active duty and received an honorable discharge are permitted to request a “buy back” of their time in…

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USPS: New online module simplifies FEGLI changes

It’s now easier for Postal Service employees to sign up for life insurance or make changes to their coverage. USPS has added a Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) module to PostalEASE that’s similar to the platform’s health insurance, tax and banking modules. The new module allows current employees to reduce their current FEGLI elections,…

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ELM Revision: Special Circumstances Affecting Health Insurance Coverage

Effective September 12, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 525.1 and 525.2, to align with updates dictated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Other revisions include updating references to the Human Resources Shared Service Center (HRSSC) and the Self Plus One enrollment option. Although the Postal…

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