The fourth contract COLA is finalized today at $520 annually with the release of the January 2018 CPI-W.
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Yesterday, the Trump administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal. If enacted, the budget (outlined in a document called “Efficient, Effective, Accountable – An American Budget”) would add at least $7.1 trillion to the federal debt over the next decade, even while it calls for the same job-killing delivery service cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that last year’s budget proposal did.
Today’s financial report for Fiscal Year 2018’s first quarter shows the Postal Service’s underlying business strength while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control.
Along with political coverage and analysis generally regarded as top-flight, The Washington Times apparently also possesses a good sense of humor. In late December it ran a cartoon in which Santa suggested that other than around Christmas, nobody much uses the U.S. Postal Service.
The Postal Service has notified NALC that the retroactive payments for city carrier assistants (CCAs) resulting from implementation of the 2016-2019 National Agreement will be delayed by one pay period.
Legal claims challenging the conduct of the 2017 contract ratification vote have been dismissed by the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. The court’s order, issued January 4, found that those claims are now moot.
If the president truly wants to make the Postal Service “smarter and richer,” he has the power to do so. He can start by nominating a full slate of competent and qualified candidates to the Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) and by filling a key vacancy on the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board developed a package of legislative changes that would provide withdrawal flexibility for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants and shared the package with members of Congress.
Of particular concern are the elimination of the personal exemption; reduced deductions for state and local income taxes (SALT) and sales taxes; deductions for tuition assistance, tuition expenses and student loan interest; and even deductions on which school teachers depend when purchasing classroom supplies not provided for by school administrations.
Today’s Fiscal Year 2017 financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal Service while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control.
Many letter carriers currently receiving promotion pay after being promoted to a Grade 2 assignment recently received PS Forms 50 notifying them of additional waiting time added before reaching their next step increase. This is a result of a recent revision to the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). NALC has challenged this revision.
One lawmaker is taking another shot at allowing the Postal Service to ship beer, wine and liquor.
A Postal Service employee who rescued a grandmother and grandson from a raging house fire in Johnstown, PA, received the top hero of the year award from the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) this week.
As federal employees, letter carriers can make charitable donations through the world’s largest annual workplace giving program, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), through deductions from our paychecks.
This year, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Saturday. This has caused some confusion regarding on what day letter carriers who are eligible for the Veterans Day holiday will observe this holiday.
Hurricane Maria’s recent direct hit on Puerto Rico has devastated that U.S. island territory in the Caribbean, while the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands are continuing their own long journey toward recovery following Hurricane Irma.