Pennsylvania Rep. Scanlon supports USPS Fairness Act

Excerpt: October 16, 2019 “I proudly cosponsored the USPS Fairness Act to end the requirement that USPS pre-fund its retiree health benefits. The pre-fund mandate puts an unfair and undue burden on USPS, and it has prevented the agency from investing in new technologies, services, and products. As the Representative for Pennsylvania’s Fifth District, I…

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USPS OIG Report: Foreign Posts’ Retirement Asset Investments

The U.S. Postal Service participates in two government-wide pension plans that are administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM): the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). The assets of these plans are held in one trust fund, the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, and are managed by…

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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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NALC lauds bipartisan effort to advance postal reform legislation

March 22, 2018 Today, Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced S. 2629, “The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018,” a bill that incorporates elements of both the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) and Sen. Carper’s “Improving Postal…

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USPS: Inability to make payments won’t impede operations

Similar to prior years since 2012, USPS did not make mandated end-of-year payments to prefund retiree health benefits. In addition, USPS did not make payments on liabilities to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System. The Postal Service will continue to deliver the mail and will pay employees and suppliers, but…

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NARFE Disappointed in Committee Action on USPS Reform Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2017 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is deeply disappointed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, without addressing the serious concerns of 76,000 postal retirees who would be forced to enroll…

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APWU Philadelphia Retiree Chapter votes unanimous opposition to H.R. 756

On Thursday, February 17th, the APWU Philadelphia Area Local Retiree Chapter voted unanimously to strongly oppose HR 756 unless and until it is restructured to remove ANY changes to Retiree Health Benefits / Federal Employee Health Benefits. We will be sending a letter to our Retiree Chapter membership, APWU National Executive Board and APWU HQ…

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Postal Service Health Benefits and Prescription Drugs for the Elderly in the FEHBP

By Walton J. Francis – November 16, 2016 The 2016 Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714) is pending before Congress and may be considered in the lame-duck session in December 2016. The bill would force age-65 postal annuitants to purchase duplicative Medicare Part B medical insurance, despite already paying for better insurance under the Federal…

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