This year at your Chapter convention you will be voting whether to accept or reject the proposed changes to the UPMA Articles of Incorporation and the UPMA Bylaws.
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As you are aware, the FY2018 through 2019 pay package dated June 28, 2018, was sent out to the Field last week. On June 29, Sean and Tony requested to meet with officials at Postal Service Headquarters to continue discussion on several key issues affecting UPMA members
United Postmasters and Managers of America supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress.
As an organization we will continue to monitor the report and we will be awaiting the response from the USPS on what actions they intend to take and how those actions may affect our membership.
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.
Early next week, the White House Office of Management and Budget will unveil President Trump’s detailed fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
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.
The much anticipated wait is over. United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is now a reality.
Nevertheless, Sen. McCain was a military hero and a passionate and courageous legislator who ably represented his beloved state of Arizona, and sought legislative consensus in the pursuit of making our country and this world a better place.
The Postal Service has indicated that there will be an exception period for the 20:00 business rule during the peak holiday period.