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UPMA – Update on FY2018/2019 Pay Package

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


UPMA statement on Senate Postal Bill (S. 2629)

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.



UPMA – UNIT LEVEL MITAGATION PROCESS NOW OPEN

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.


Louisville, KY, Site of First UPMA National Convention

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.





Postmasters\EAS Pay Package through Fiscal Year 2019

On June 28th, the Postal Service released the EAS pay package decision letter that was to cover through fiscal year 2019.  Immediately upon receipt, Sean Acord and Tony Leonardi requested a meeting with Executive Postal Leadership in an effort to resolve some concerns.




New Postal Bills Percolating in Congress

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.