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.
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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
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.
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.
On Tuesday evening, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced S.Res. 633, a Senate resolution to ensure that the U.S. Postal Service remains a governmental service and is not subject to privatization. As introduced, the resolution earned the bipartisan cosponsorship of 27 Senators.
Over the course of the past few weeks, the House of Representatives’ resolution that opposes White House efforts to privatize the U.S. Postal Service has gained momentum. Currently, H.Res. 993 commands the cosponsorship of 178 members of Congress.
The legislative resolution that proclaims House of Representatives opposition to a White House proposal to privatize the U.S. Postal Service picked up significant support during the August recess. H.Res. 993 expresses “the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization
Yesterday, the Senate passed H.R. 6147, the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, without considering Senate Amendment 3459. If enacted, the amendment would have prohibited the use of appropriated funds from undermining universal postal services or moving forward with efforts to privatize the Postal Service.
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.
Earlier today, the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) came under fire by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, regarding the White House proposal to privatize the U.S. Postal Service.
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.