Postal Bulletin Highlights Helping Older Adults Prepare for Emergencies

Natural catastrophes and man-made emergencies affect everyone involved in some way, though these situations are often amplified for communities with older adults. These individuals often rely on accessible features, such as electrical power, elevators, accessible transportation, and accessible communication, all of which may become unavailable during an emergency event. Anyone can find preparing for and…

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Year End Message

2018 has come to an end and I look forward to a new and hopefully more productive year for the union. As far as the union issues it was not a very good year. The National Convention beat up on retirees. Only open support was from Nancy E. Olumekor Director Retiree Department, Sue Carney Director…

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How Effective is USPS in Processing Disability Retirement Applications?

Project Title: Postal Service’s Disability Retirement Application Process Start Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2018 Disability retirement is a benefit intended for Postal Service employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to illness or injury. Postal Service employees must meet statutory and administrative requirements to apply for…

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Why Mike Nodine Supports H.R. 756, Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

Like most of my fellow USPS employees, I want and am dedicated to keeping the USPS a successful and financially viable American Institution that provides the most cost-effective communication and universal service to all Americans, just as our Founding Fathers established and intended the Post Office to remain. And like many of my fellow USPS…

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2017 CSRS, FERS and Social Security COLAs will be 0.3% effective December 2016

For CSRS Retirees: The 2017 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2016 over the 2014 third quarter average. Because there was no payout on the 2015 3rd quarter average, the base remained the 3rd quarter average for 2014. The 2017 CSRS COLA effective December…

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Western PA Postal Workers: A Change in Tactics – Staples Demonstrations End?

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: “One thing is for sure, and that is the mass demonstrations may be ended by stretching or diverting resources, not by our desire, but from micro managing from above. Nevertheless, if you are interested in volunteering for this new initiative, contact me…

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Video: The Biggest Federal Employee Retirement Mistake

Federal employees make a LOT of mistakes when it comes to retirement. Actually, let me rephrase that, Federal Employees Everybody makes a LOT of mistakes when it comes to retirement. It‚Äôs true, mistakes being made regarding retirement is not exclusive to federal employees. There are constantly new, news stories being published that make this point…

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