2022 COLA information for CSRS, FERS annuitants and SS recipients

The 2022 CSRS COLA adjustment will be 5.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. The 2022 FERS COLA adjustment will be 4.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. The 2022 Social Security COLA adjustment will be 5.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. Source: Pay Information | American Postal Workers Union

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APWU: Sixth COLA under 2018 CBA will be $1,935.00

In July, the final month of the six-month adjustment period for the sixth COLA under the 2018 Agreement, the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose from last month to 797.661; an increase over the January 2021 index point upon which employees received the last COLA. As a result of the rise in index level, the following…

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APWU: COLA Update For Employees Covered by National Agreement

In June, the fifth month of the six-month adjustment period for the sixth COLA under the 2018 Agreement, the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose from last month to 793.560; an increase over the January 2021 index point upon which employees received the last COLA. If the adjustment was made based on the June 2021 Index,…

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APWU: PSEs to See Pay Raise Beginning May 22, 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will receive a pay increase of 20 cents per hour. The additional pay will be reflected in pay checks dated June 11, 2021. The new hourly rates for PSEs can be found here. This is will be the fifth and final pay increase PSEs will receive…

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APWU: Fifth COLA under 2018 CBA will be $416.00

In January, the final month of the six-month adjustment period for the fifth COLA under the 2018 Agreement, the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose from last month to 760.447; an increase over the July 2020 Index point upon which employees received the last COLA. As a result of the rise in index level, the following…

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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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Postal Employees and Retirees See Threats to Pay and Benefits in White House Budget

03/29/2019 – The White House released its plans for the fiscal year 2020 budget this month. It once again attacks workers, calling for deep cuts to salaries, retirement and health benefits. It also echoes parts of the Postal Task Force December 2018 report that calls for the elimination of union negotiated collective bargaining rights over…

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ELM Revision: Update to Definition of Basic Pay

Effective January 4, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 532, 538.3, 566.252, 586.252, and 592.1, to remove outdated references to “Cost of Living Allowances” from definitions of basic pay. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) * * * * * 5 Employee Benefits * * * *…

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