USPS OIG Report: Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, and Headcount Reporting 

Objective At the request of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office of Inspector General, we performed procedures agreed upon by the OPM’s Inspector General and the Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist the OPM in assessing…

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USPS OIG Report: Disability Retirement Application Process

Objective Disability retirement is an employee benefit intended for employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to disease or injury. To be eligible for retirement disability, employees must meet prescribed statutory, regulatory, and administrative criteria. The objective of our audit was to assess the Postal Service’s effectiveness in processing disability retirement applications….

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OPM Adds Details to FY 2019 Federal Benefits Proposals

Following is the section of a document OPM has sent to Congress in support of its fiscal 2019 budget proposal addressing federal pay and benefits-related proposals outlined in the recent government-wide budget plan from the White House. OPM prepares various legislative proposals during the preparation of its annual budget submission, which align with the strategic…

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U.S. District Judge dismisses USPS worker’s disability retirement claim

By Stacey O’Connor – March 1, 2018 BENTON –U.S. District Judge David Herndon has dismissed a former U.S. Postal Service worker’s disability claim. Madelaine Sattlefield had filed a second amended complaint and in response to the Office of Personnel Management’s motion to dismiss, claiming federal court at the Southern District of Illionis had jurisdiction through…

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New cost controls sought in federal employee health-care program

By Eric Yoder – January 24, 2018 The Trump administration sent its first major signal Tuesday of its intentions for the federal-employee health-insurance program, seeking financial incentives for enrollees to hold down their spending on health-care and additional controls by insurance companies on prescription-drug costs. A letter to companies participating in the Federal Employees Health…

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How Effective is USPS in Processing Disability Retirement Applications?

Project Title: Postal Service’s Disability Retirement Application Process Start Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2018 Disability retirement is a benefit intended for Postal Service employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to illness or injury. Postal Service employees must meet statutory and administrative requirements to apply for…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights 2017 Open Season

Open Season is Coming — Here’s What You Need to Know Is your health coverage keeping up with your life? Your health needs, dependent situation, plan coverage, and premium rates can change year-over-year. During the Open Season period, you can enroll, or if already enrolled, make changes to your benefits enrollment. Unless you have a…

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