New CSRS, FERS Retirement System Goes Online in 2008

From NAPUS: On 6-28-2007, I attended a briefing at Postal Headquarters requested by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Tom O’Keefe, a manager of OPM, has established a program aimed at modernizing both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employee’s Retirement System. (FERS) Retirement System Modernization (RSM) is an OPM initiative designed […]

NASCAR Driver To Race USPS Car in Daytona Next Week

From USPS: In 2002, Team Brewco Motorsports approached the Postal Service with a request — allow NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray to enter the July 5 Daytona race in a car featuring an image of the newly issued “Heroes of 2001” semipostal stamp honoring 9/11 victims. We did. McMurray and his USPS-themed car carried the torch […]

APWU: Bank Pulls Misleading Ad From Airwaves

APWU News The Wachovia Bank Corp. has stopped airing a television commercial that strongly implied that home delivery of mail is a primary cause of identity theft. On June 18, G. Kennedy Thompson, the bank’s CEO, responded to a letter from APWU President William Burrus that objected to the commercial’s characterization. Thompson said that the ad, […]

Postal Union Leaders Debunk PMG Letter Justifying Contracting Out Mail Delivery

“NALC President Bill Young, joined by National Rural Letter Carriers President Donnie Pitts, sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate on June 18 refuting a letter from the postmaster general that tried to justify contracting out delivery work and attacked legislation to draw sharp limits on contract delivery. Both union leaders support Sen. […]