APWU: Special Enrollment Period – PSEs for USPS Health Benefits Plan

Web News Article #: 75-2018 08/03/2018 – On July 30, 2018, the Postal Service notified the APWU that there will be a special enrollment period for PSEs to enroll in the USPS Health Benefits Plan. The enrollment period will be open from August 20, 2018 through October 4, 2018. Coverage will become effective on October…

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APWU: New Benefits Secured for Postal Support Employees (PSEs)

Web News Article #: 73-2018 07/26/2018 – In the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the US Postal Service, the parties established a “Workforce Benefits, Employment Opportunities, Training and Education Fund.” The purpose of the fund was to provide for the Postal Service’s share of health insurance benefits to PSEs and to provide…

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APWU: MOU Designates Official Start Day for Newly Hired PSE Clerks

Web News Article #: 4-2018 01/09/2018 – On Jan. 5, the APWU and USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding Re: Clerk Craft PSE Hiring and One Day Break. The new MOU designates Saturday, the first day of the pay period, as the hire date of all Clerk Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs). “The MOU accomplishes…

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APWU: Pay Increase Coming November 25

Web News Article #: 107-2017 11/02/2017 – The third general wage increase under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be effective November 25, 2017. This wage increase will be reflected in the paycheck workers will receive on December 15, 2017. Career employees will receive a pay raise of 1.3 percent. Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will…

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APWU: PSEs Getting a Pay Raise

Starting May 13, Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will get a pay raise of 20 cents an hour. The increase will be reflected in the June 2 paychecks. PSEs are not eligible for COLA increases, including the most recent increase of 16 cents per hour all career employees received in March, but they have five general…

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OIG Blog: What other ways could the Postal Service improve retention of non-career employees?

January 16, 2017 Non-career employees, or temporary workers who do not receive full employee benefits and privileges, make up a significant part of the U.S. Postal Service’s workforce – about 130,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2016. The USPS uses non-career employees throughout its operations. However, turnover is a problem with temp workers, particularly for the…

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