ELM Revision: Postal Service Health Benefits Education Program

On March 31, 2024, the Postal Service will revise the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 520, by adding new section 521.8 to reflect the Postal Service establishing the Postal Service Health Benefits Education Program (PSHBEP), as required under the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. Although the Postal Service will not publish these revisions…

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USPS BOG Unanimously Approves Adjusted FY 2024 Budget for Postal Regulatory Commission

September 11, 2023 WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Postal Service Board of Governors today announced its unanimous approval of an adjusted Fiscal Year 2024 budget for the Postal Regulatory Commission. The approved budget of $21.124 million, when combined with the PRC’s other resources, results in a spending plan for FY 2024 totaling $27.202 million….

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USPS Retiree E-Newsletter: Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA) was signed into law in April 2022. Since then, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in conjunction with the Postal Service, has been working to implement the new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, as required under the new law. PSHB is a new, separate program within…

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Postal Service is soliciting comments on its Draft Flats Plan

August 16, 2023 Notice of Availability of Draft Plan for Flat-Shaped Mail Section 206 of the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA), Public Law 117–108, 206, 136 stat. 1127 (2022), required the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission), in consultation with the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service, to conduct a Flats Operations Study…

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USPS fact sheets on the new Postal Service Health Benefits Program

NALC – April 18, 2023 Since the enactment of the Postal Service Reform Act (PSRA) last year, NALC has been working with the Postal Service, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), our sister postal unions, and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program, a new postal health insurance program…

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OPM: Interim final rule on Establishment of Postal Service Health Benefits Program; request for comments

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Interim final rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final rule with comment period to establish and administer the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program pursuant to the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA). Under the statute, OPM must establish…

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USPS OIG Primer on Postal Reform

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (PSRA) is the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of congressional efforts to pass meaningful reform legislation. The PSRA contains financial reforms intended to improve the Postal Service’s financial sustainability, and operational reforms intended to increase efficiency, accountability, and transparency. The PSRA will have both short- and…

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USPS Reports Fiscal Year 2022 Results

November 10, 2022 The Postal Service has reported its financial results for fiscal year 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022). Here are the highlights: • Revenue. Operating revenue was $78.5 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent from the previous fiscal year. First-Class Mail revenue increased 3.3 percent, and Marketing Mail revenue increased 9.7 percent. Shipping…

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