Mail Handlers To Be Offered Retirement Incentive

(May 24, 2012) After in-depth discussions between NPMHU and management officials at the headquarters level, the Postal Service is offering financial incentives during a new round of retirement and separation opportunities for most Mail Handlers. Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties on May 22, 2012, eligible Mail Handlers who […]

Burrus: To Retire Or Not

Over the past year, employees have been bombarded with information about the expectation that the Postal Service would offer a $25,000 incentive to those eligible to retire. This message has been targeted at the more than 100,000 employees who have reached eligibility and it is assumed that an incentive will inspire them to pull the […]

House Republicans Approve Bill To Cut Postal, Federal Pensions

“This bill is an outrageous attack on postal and federal employees.” – APWU President Cliff Guffey A House committee approved legislation on Feb. 7 that would cut pensions for postal and federal employees, while increasing the contributions the workers must make toward their retirement. The party-line vote was 22-16, with Republicans voting in favor of […]

House GOP Planning to Cut Feds Retirement Benefits to Fund Transportation Bill

Breaking Pension Promises to Fund Transportation Bill is Wrong Washington, D.C. –The leader of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) said today she is appalled that the House Republican leadership would break pension promises made to federal workers years ago to fund a transportation bill. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday voted to […]

AFGE Statement on Federal Employee Retirement Hearing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 – American Federation of Government Employees National President John Gage today issued the following statement in response to the congressional hearing on federal employees’ retirement security before the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the federal workforce, U.S. Postal Service and labor policy: “Congress created the Federal Employees Retirement System […]

Legislative Attacks On Federal Retirement Compensation Is Based On Misguided Assumptions

STATEMENT BY DAVID B. SNELL DIRECTOR OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS SERVICES NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS OF THE FEDERAL-POSTAL COALITION note: Full testimony below Unfortunately, recent legislative proposals have sought to unravel this basic bargain, unfairly singling out middle class federal employees for disproportionate sacrifice. Last month, the […]

Rep. Lynch: Hearing On Reducing Retirement Benefits is Really Attack On Federal Workers

Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., on Wednesday introduced a bill that would increase how much federal employees pay toward their retirement and steeply reduce pensions for new employees. HR 3813, the Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act, would raise contributions for current Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) employees by 0.5 […]

Congressman Ross To Hold Hearing On Reforming Federal Pensions

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander Chairman Ross to Hold Hearing on Ending Pension Privileges for Members of Congress and Reforming Federal Pensions to Protect the Taxpayer Washington, Jan 20 – Lakeland, FL – Congressman Dennis A. Ross (R-FL) today announced he would hold a hearing on reforming Congressional pensions and […]

Retired Postal Worker Fights To Get More than Half Of Pension

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 […]