Monday, March 23, 2015

Master mailbox key targeted in Coral Springs and Tamarac Florida

miami.cbslocal.com

"... “We cannot have people robbing and assaulting government workers on the streets,” said Blad Rojo, a postal inspector. The United States Postal Inspection Service is looking for two men that robbed two letter carriers at gunpoint. ..."   

Reference: miami.cbslocal.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

PRC: Postal Service again fails rate rise requests as USPS shifts of workload could create inefficiencies

...revised submission incomplete again!

USPS Rate Requests Fail a Second Time

"... A statement issued by the American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA) at the time of the first submission said that this was the Postal Service's most poorly prepared rate request in memory, containing mixed pricing signals and shifts of workload that could create inefficiencies for mailers. ACMA questioned whether the Postal Service could make appropriate changes in time for new rates to be implemented as scheduled on April 26. Now the PRC's second rejection puts the planned effective date further in jeopardy. ..."   

Reference: www.dmnews.com

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Retiree Annuity Supplement: The FERS Special Retirement Supplement

Retiree Annuity Supplement

"... Chapter 51 explains the rules regarding eligibility for and computation of the retiree annuity supplement under FERS. The retiree annuity supplement is a benefit paid until age 62 to certain FERS employees who retire before age 62 and who are entitled to an immediate annuity. The supplement approximates the value of FERS service in a Social Security benefit. ..."   

Reference: www.opm.gov

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Postal employees would be required to use Medicare as their primary insurance under Postmaster General proposal

Postal Service to push for compromise reform bill

"... The pre-funding requirement and a proposal to establish a separate Postal Service health plan integrated with Medicare – where eligible postal employees would be required to use Medicare as their primary insurance – would be the top priorities of any legislation, Brennan said. ..."   

Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Postal Employee Appeal Rights Amendments Act Introduced

Bill gives thousands of Postal managers appeal rights

"... The Postal Employee Appeal Rights Amendments Act would allow thousands of Postal Service managers to appeal actions such as firings, suspensions and reductions in pay to the Merit Systems Protection Board. ..."   

Reference: www.federaltimes.com

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Postal Unions Fighting Against Destructive Mail Processing Plant Closures

Postal Unions Deliver a Strong Message as Contract Talks Ensue

"... a public relations campaign to promote the Postal Service as a “national treasure” and make a case against consolidation and job attrition. Called A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service ..."   

Reference: www.dmnews.com

Monday, March 2, 2015

Postal Service to begin destructive mail processing facility closures

APWU launches website for closing mail centers

"...On Thursday, APWU launched the My Mail, My Ohio website to show the impact of the shuttering of the Youngstown, Dayton, Toledo and Akron U.S. Postal Service processing centers. - See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/feb/27/website-launched-in-effort-to-save-facil/#sthash.OpJ24Xjz.dpuf ..."   

Reference: www.vindy.com