The APWU and a retired union member filed a complaint [PDF] in federal court against the Postal Service and a manager in the Accounting Service Center in Eagan MN on April 2, charging they have violated the Debt Collection Act and the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution. The complaint contends that the USPS […]
OPM backlog affecting recent postal retiree. Mt. Vernon, OH — A Mt. Vernon veteran who devoted three decades to the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier says he is now receiving only about half his pension check from the federal government. Jon Minard served in Vietnam, losing an eye to a grenade, before […]
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is announcing changes in premiums for certain Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) categories. These include changes to premiums for Option B (most age bands), Option C (all age bands), and Post-Retirement Basic Insurance (for annuitants only). There will be no change in premiums for Basic Employee or Option […]
OPM’s Healthcare and Insurance staff will be hosting five informational webcasts for the 2011 Federal Benefits Open Season. In these webcasts, OPM explains the basics of Open Season and the benefit programs involved.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that the average premium for the 8 million people enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHBP) will increase by 3.8 percent for non-postal employees and all annuitants in 2012, which is approximately half of last year’s increase of 7.3 percent.
Congressmen Darrell Issa and Dennis Ross’ amendment to its Postal Reform bill will require USPS to “separate” all retirement eligible employees prior to laying off any workers not yet eligible for a pension, and to “separate” the most senior of them first:
Thanks to a PostalReporter.com reader for alerting us to this notice. The Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) has announced an opportunity for interested parties to file amicus briefs (Literally, friend of the court. A person with strong interest in or views on the subject matter of an action, but not a party to the action) […]
June 22, 2011 — The Postal Service announced on June 22 that it is suspending its bi-weekly contributions to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) benefits (11.7% of basic pay), because its FERS account within the government-wide pension plan has a large surplus, and because it would like to […]
WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Postal Service, released the following statement reacting to the Postal Service’s decision to suspend its Federal Employees Retirement Systems (FERS) payments: “Today’s drastic action by the U.S. Postal Service underscores the urgent need for Congress and the Administration to […]
Statement by U.S. Office of Personnel Management On Postal Service’s Decision to Suspend FERS Annuity Contributions The US Postal Service is facing serious challenges. OPM is sympathetic to the situation in which the Postal Service finds itself, and we stand ready to help the Postal Service in whatever way we can, consistent with our legal […]