Portland OR man receives prison sentence for theft of mail from USPS Vehicle

10/16/2017 PORTLAND, Ore. – On Monday, October 16, 2017, United States District Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Wayne Eugene Price, 36, to 12 months and one day in prison following his plea of guilty to theft of mail. Judge Aiken ordered Price to serve his federal prison sentence consecutive to the sentence he is serving currently […]

Amazon Now Hiring for Over 120,000 Jobs in the U.S. This Holiday Season

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 12, 2017– Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced it is creating more than 120,000 positions this season across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites. Last year, thousands of holiday positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays and the company expects to continue that trend this year. […]

Postal News Recap: usps new trucks, GOP candidate pipe bomb, wildfires, COLA, FEHB, OT,

  GOP candidate arrested for mailing pipe bomb package that exploded and injured pregnant postal worker 10/15/17 A former Republican political candidate in Indiana who authored a right-wing blog was arrested this week for allegedly mailing a pipe bomb and a threatening letter containing a bullet to two of his political opponents. The pipe bomb […]

NARFE Applauds House Passage of TSP Modernization Act

10/11/2017 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) applauds passage of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, H.R. 3031, by the House of Representatives today. The legislation would provide much needed and long overdue flexible withdrawal options for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the […]

NARFE: COLA Announcement Reinforces Need for a New COLA Formula

10/13/2017 Alexandria, VA – The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to federal civilian retirement annuities and Social Security benefits will be 2.0 percent in 2018, pursuant to the latest consumer price data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Richard Thissen, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), issued the […]

GOP candidate arrested for mailing pipe bomb package that exploded and injured pregnant postal worker

A former Republican political candidate in Indiana who authored a right-wing blog was arrested this week for allegedly mailing a pipe bomb and a threatening letter containing a bullet to two of his political opponents. The pipe bomb exploded at a post office, leaving a pregnant postal worker with “cuts, abrasions and bruises to her head, legs, […]

Virginia Postal Employee Sentenced for Stealing Items from the Mail

10/13/2017 Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A former employee of the United States Postal Service was sentenced yesterday in federal court for stealing items from the mail, including cash, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Michelle Spinner, 56, of Big Island, Virginia, was sentenced yesterday to a period of probation of two years and ordered […]

Ohio postal worker indicted for receiving methamphetamine

10/13/2017 A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and a Euclid man were indicted for a conspiracy in which they received more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from California, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. Marquacia Deshawn Morris, 26, of Woodmere, and Devon Williams, 23, of Euclid, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with […]

2018 Social Security COLA will be 2.0%: Not Enough to Offset Medicare Part B Premiums

10/13/2017 APWU: 2018 Social Security COLA to Health Care Executive Order 2018 Social Security COLA will be 2.0%: Not Enough to Offset Medicare Part B Premiums The Social Security Administration announced Friday that next year’s Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) will be 2.0%. That means an increase of $25 per month for the average beneficiary. […]

Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

10/13/2017 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.0 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2018. Increased payments to more than […]