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: 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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Postal Bulletin: Open Season is Coming – Nov. 11 to Dec. 9

The 2019 Open Season runs from November 11 to December 9, 2019. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Unless you have a Qualifying Life Event during the remainder of…

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USPS: Review withholding to avoid penalties

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants USPS and other employees to review their federal income tax withholding. Several tax law changes took effect last year. By checking your withholding now, you can avoid an unexpected bill or penalty at tax time. The IRS offers an online withholding calculator that can help you determine if you…

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USPS: How to obtain duplicate tax forms

Do you need a duplicate copy of your W-2 or 1095-C federal forms? If so, you have two options: • Go to PostalEASE, which you can access from Blue, LiteBlue and self-service kiosks at many Postal Service facilities. You’ll need your employee identification number and password to log in. Once you have access, follow the…

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