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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USPS: New way to update info available

The Postal Service wants you to remember that it’s easier than ever to provide the organization with your current contact information. USPS requires you to keep your mailing address and other information up to date so you can receive communications about payroll, health benefits, tax changes and other important topics. You can use the new…

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USPS: How to update your mailing address

The Postal Service requires all employees to provide a current mailing address. If you need to update your information, five methods are available: • LiteBlue. Use any computer to go to liteblue.usps.gov and enter your employee identification number and password. Select the “Change of Address” option in the rotating carousel in the center of the…

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USPS: Cronkhite appointed acting chief human resources officer

Isaac Cronkhite has been appointed acting chief human resources officer, where he will lead all aspects of workforce management and development for the Postal Service. He’ll oversee labor relations, employee resource management, leadership and career development, compensation and benefits, the HERO platform, the Human Resources Shared Service Center and the Employee Assistance Program, among other…

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