USPS: Bipartisan postal reform bill awaits president’s signature

The Postal Service Reform Act passed the U.S. Senate on March 8 with bipartisan support. Now that the bill has passed both houses of Congress, it heads to the White House for President Joe Biden’s signature. The legislation eliminates the Postal Service’s outdated, burdensome retiree health benefit prefunding requirement and integrates the organization’s retiree health…

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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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USPS: OPM Announces Updates to FEGLI

October 2021 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently announced that effective October 1, 2021, FEGLI premium rates will change for some types of coverage. Premium rates for Basic Insurance for employees and Post-Retirement Basic Insurance with 50% Reduction and No Reduction will increase. Most premium rates for Option A, Option B, and Option C…

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APWU: Retirees Online Applications for Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 6, 2021

Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in temporary work as: Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant (HCA) (Click Here for example) Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant (HTA) (Click Here for example) Retirees have the opportunity to be rehired as temporary Annuitant Holiday Assistants again this year and work until December 31, 2021. If you…

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2021 FERS Cost Of Living Adjustment will be 1.3% 

HOW THE COLA IS CALCULATED The 2021 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2020 over the 2019 third quarter average. However, if the CPI-W quarterly average increases 3% or more, they subtract 1%. For example, a 5% increase in the quarterly CPI-W average results…

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Social Security Announces 1.3% Increase for 2021

Press Release – October 13, 2020 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased payments…

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October USPS Retiree E-Newsletter: Open Season is Coming Soon

October USPS Retiree E-Newsletter  

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – June 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Reprint of Postage due: Don’t cancel the post office APWU President Dimondstein on Annuitant Retroactive Payments

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