This Article is From: www.wmfd.com
"...Postal employees on temporary total disability who are interested in applying for the $15,000 incentive should be aware of an opinion issued by the Office of Workers Compensation on Sept. 24:
According to the agency, the incentive would be offset by reduced payment of compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). “The $15,000 amount will affect the amount of FECA (Federal Employees’ Compensation Act) compensation a claimant on total disability will be entitled to,” the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation wrote [PDF].
However, compensation payments based ..."
"...To date, fewer than 21,000 employees have applied for the incentive or expressed interest, so there may be no reason for concern; however, in the event that the number of applicants reaches 25,000..."
NEW YORK MAIL HANDLER’S ATTENTION TO DETAIL PROTECTS REVENUE
"...the mailing was intended for First-Class Mail service, though the postage statement indicated the customer had paid Standard Mail prices. The customer corrected the tray labels and paid the additional postage for the service it had requested. “What may have been an honest mistake could have cost the Postal Service thousands..."
"...The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
(CPI-W) decreased 1.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index
level of 211.156 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment...."
"...The House of Representatives voted 388-32 on Sept. 15 to approve a measure that would provide the Postal Service relief for one year from a requirement to prefund retiree healthcare benefits from its operating budget...."
This Article is From: www.apwu.org
A member of the FederalSoup Forum has shared his experience in retracting his postal service retirement paperwork and the impact of the "irrevocability" of such. Click over to the forum and read what he has to say.
"...Rumor Control...PLEASE READ: Don’t listen to rumors – just get informed. No employee is automatically retired or separated under the early out incentive option. All eligible employees who want to retire or separate MUST “opt in”, on their own, to the one-time incentive. “Opting in” means you accept the offer and make your decision known to the employer. “Opting in” is spelled out in the Early Out FAQS as well as any correspondence mailed to employees’ address of record. There is no automatic opting in by the employer on behalf of employees. This incentive is about personal choice and each eligible employee has the right to accept (opt in) or refute (do nothing) the offer. ..."
This Article is From: liteblue.usps.gov
A Federal Soup Community Forum Member brings up some very interesting questions relating to the recent incentive offer. In essence, the member questions what will happen if there are more people that take the offer than the postal service is willing to provide an incentive? Certainly something that makes a person say ...hmmm? Go to the forum and provide your thoughts on this subject and see what others have to say. Go to page 16 of the post once you click on the link to read the question and scenario please.
This Article is From: Federal Soup Community Forum
"...Building 3648 was constructed in 1942 and served as a smoke munitions filling plant for the Army Chemical Corps' Huntsville Arsenal, which was adjacent to Redstone Arsenal during 1941-45. It became a post office in 1958. Newly-renovated building 3710 will become the new home for the U.S. Post Office and the Official Mail and Distribution Center. ..."
"...The campaign features a worker bragging about how he makes a “couple of extra bucks” while on workers’ comp, but is “too hurt” to work his postal job. To combat such abuse, the OIG campaign will include a paycheck stuffer with employees’ Sept. 18 pay stubs. A companion poster for workroom floor bulletin boards will follow. The campaign also includes a screensaver available today on all ACE computers...."
"...Resellers have negotiated prices for Express Mail and Priority Mail services with USPS, which allow them to offer USPS shipping services to their customers or their franchisees at prices that are lower than they could get on their own...."
Mail Truck, Bus Covered With Political Signs
"...“In my opinion it is a serious violation of the public trust,” said Hine. “When you see something like that you are immediately led to believe that both USPS and RTD are promoting this position as an organization and that is certainly not appropriate for public organizations.”..."
"... The Postal Service says it has no choice but to use standby time because of its union contracts. Postal workers suspect otherwise. Some say they believe management wants them to resign in protest; others think the Postal Service will try to eliminate the no-layoff clause in the next round of contract talks slated for next year. “I think they’re trying to prove that they don’t need people..."
"...The Warren post office had received complaints about undelivered mail along Stempnik's route in the 48091 ZIP code, according to an affidavit attached to a criminal complaint filed against Stempnik...."
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