Will Postal Reform Uphold Promises to Postal Retirees?

By John Hatton / NARFE – February 19, 2021 The start of another Congress marks the start of a new round of discussions about postal reform legislation. As much as circumstances may change, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or changing economic trends or otherwise, the U.S. Postal Service continues to operate within the same basic…

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APWU: Annual Leave Payment Limitations for Retirees

December 24, 2020 For APWU members planning on retiring at the end of the year, you may be affected by limitations to the annual leave carryover. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the APWU worked to negotiate various MOUs that would be beneficial to all of us during the pandemic. One of those MOUs was to…

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Postal Reform Legislation Must Uphold Promises To Retirees

John Hatton – May 13, 2019 At last month’s postal hearing by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Postmaster General Megan Brennan reiterated support for so-called “full Medicare integration” as a major component of a solution to the Postal Service’s financial woes. This innocuous-sounding proposal has been included in every leading postal reform…

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Concerns Raised on Compelling Retirees to Enroll in Medicare

As both the House and Senate have begun hearings into another possible attempt to shore up the Postal Service’s finances, concerns have been raised about a new attempt to compel postal retirees to enroll in Medicare. That provision has been in numerous proposals regarding USPS for years, none of which have come close to final…

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NARFE statement on Postal Service Task Force Report

Alexandria, Va. (December 6, 2018) – In response to a sustainability report released by the Task Force on the U.S. Postal System, NARFE National President Ken Thomas issued the following statement: “NARFE appreciates the opportunity to have worked with the Postal Service Task Force to discuss the issues facing this vital national agency. Notably, the…

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USPS Webinar for Postal Retirees on September 6: TSP Withdrawal Changes for 2019

Thursday, September 6, 2018 1 – 2 pm EST As part of the TSP Modernization Act you will soon have many new options when withdrawing your money from TSP. Learn more about the upcoming TSP withdrawal changes for 2019 through this informative WebEx workshop. If you experience difficulty accessing WebEx, you can also dial-in to…

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Support Postal reform? Not so fast…

As a lifelong Postal employee (42 Years), I feel compelled to express my concerns relative to H.R. 756 & S 2629, otherwise referred to as “Postal Service Reform,” I am a Postal Service retiree, member of the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS), and National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Though I support legislative…

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