USPS: Charitable campaign reopens for pandemic donations

The Combined Federal Campaign has reopened so federal employees can contribute to charities during the coronavirus pandemic. Donations can be made from April 20 through June 30. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which runs the campaign, also known as the CFC, is offering the special solicitation period to support charities as they face unprecedented…

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USPS OIG Report: Options to Reduce Unfunded Retirement Liabilities

Objective The Postal Service participates in three retirement plans: the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), and the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits (RHB). The first two are pension plans and the third is set up to fund the Postal Service’s share of RHB premiums. The U.S. Office of Personnel…

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USPS OIG: Independent Report on Employee Benefits

Objective: We performed procedures agreed upon by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Inspector General and the OPM’s Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist the OPM in assessing the reasonableness of U.S. Postal Service employee health benefits,…

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USPS OIG Report: Employee Benefits, Withholdings, Contributions, and Headcount Reporting 

Objective At the request of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office of Inspector General, we performed procedures agreed upon by the OPM’s Inspector General and the Chief Financial Officer. This attestation engagement is an annual requirement of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Our objective was to assist the OPM in assessing…

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OPM: FY 2016 Official Time Report Highlighting Taxpayer Funded Union Time

Press Release – May 17, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published its FY 2016 Official Time Report “Official Time Usage in the Federal Government – Fiscal Year 2016” to provide an overview of Taxpayer Funded Union Time within the Federal government. During FY 2016, unions represented 1,224,160 non-Postal Federal…

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OPM Adds Details to FY 2019 Federal Benefits Proposals

Following is the section of a document OPM has sent to Congress in support of its fiscal 2019 budget proposal addressing federal pay and benefits-related proposals outlined in the recent government-wide budget plan from the White House. OPM prepares various legislative proposals during the preparation of its annual budget submission, which align with the strategic…

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OPM: Average FEHB premiums to increase by 4.4 percent in 2017

News Release – September 28, 2016 Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that premiums for the 2017 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will rise by an average of 4.4 percent. The FEHB rate increase is below projected increases for the national large group market. The FEHB Open Season,…

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