Both bills would integrate FEHBP and Medicare coverage for Medicare-eligible postal retirees in order to reduce the Postal Service’s health care liability. In addition, both include a 3-year USPS premium subsidy for newly enrolled Part B beneficiaries. However, S. 2629 includes three waivers of Medicare Part B coverage: (1) financial hardship, (2) Veterans Administration health coverage and (3) the lack of Medicare providers in the retiree’s area of residence.
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The Postal Service has indicated that there will be an exception period for the 20:00 business rule during the peak holiday period.
The FY 2017 NPA End-of-Year report cards were published on November 16, 2017. The Performance Evaluation System (PES) will open today (11-17-17) to start the process for requesting and reviewing consideration for a unit level mitigating factor.
The 2017 UPMA National Convention got underway Monday morning, Aug. 7, in Louisville, KY. Co-Presidents Sean Acord and Tony Leonardi welcomed members. “This convention has been a long time coming,” Leonardi said, “but it’s finally here.” Despite NAPUS and the League finally merging and becoming one organization, he pointed out, the challenge now is to continue building trust and adjusting to change.
Early next week, the White House Office of Management and Budget will unveil President Trump’s detailed fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
The much anticipated wait is over. United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is now a reality.
Statements from various sources on Trump’s plan to privatize the Postal Service.
On June 14, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) reintroduced H.R. 756 — but under a new bill number, H.R. 6076. The reason for reintroducing the bill is that H.R. 756 carried the sponsorship of retired Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
A collection of articles that shows responses to Trump’s postal task force
On Friday, March 23, as Congress was leaving the Capitol for its two-week Easter/Passover Recess, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1626, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. This legislation funds the government through the end of the current fiscal year.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency to stabilize, preserve and improve the Postal Service – an essential part of our nation’s infrastructure and economy.
During the latter part of this week, the House of Representatives will vote on a budget bill (H.Con.Res. 71) that would, in part, require the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to slash postal and federal benefits by at least $32 billion over the next decade.
USPS is providing employees with the tools and training they need to excel in their jobs, PMG Megan J. Brennan told a recent meeting of Postmasters and other managers.
The Postal Service notified UPMA in December 2016 of its intention to expand eligibility for smartphones to all EAS-18-and-above exempt Postmasters.
In a brief statement Jan. 25, Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer told Linn’s: “In view of our independent status, past Executive Orders imposing hiring freezes on Executive Departments and Agencies have not applied to the Postal Service. We have reached out to the Administration to discuss this matter.”