Postal Employees convicted for role in more than $11 million OWCP fraud scheme

DALLAS — McArthur Baker, 69, a former U.S. Postal Service employee, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP), announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District […]

Postal Service Health Benefits and the FEHBP

From reader: Have you listened to this?  Postal Service Health Benefits and the FEHBP All postal retirees and future postal retirees should.  If the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714) passes, a retired postal couple would be hit with an extra $4,000 per year in health insurance premiums for Medicare Part B and Part […]

Congresswoman Comstock Calls for Hearing on Insurance Premium Spikes for Federal Employees

July 28, 2016 Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement regarding the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announcement of the contract renewal for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP): “This month, OPM announced that it had awarded a new seven-year contract for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program, […]

USPS OIG: What Can the Postal Service Do to Retain Noncareer Employees?

June 10, 2016 Employee turnover costs the Postal Service thousands of dollars per employee. Retaining employees within the organization eliminates the administrative costs of hiring new employees, training, and the impacts on performance associated with learning a new job. Although turnover cannot always be avoided, the Postal Service can reduce it by doing the right […]

USPS: Four health plan types available during open season

Four types of health plans will be available to Postal Service employees during this year’s open season benefits enrollment period. The plans, highlighted on the open season site on LiteBlue, include: Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), which provide care from plan physicians and hospitals located in particular geographic or service areas. Fee-for-service plans with preferred provider […]

USPS Retirees Self Plus One Coverage Information from OPM

The Office Of Personnel Management (OPM) released the following information regarding the new Self Plus One (SPO) health coverage. Federal Benefits Open Season – Announcing NEW Enrollment Type  October 12, 2015 – The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program is introducing the new Self Plus One (SPO) enrollment type during this annual FEHB Open Season […]

Former Letter Carrier Admits to Receiving Thousands in Bogus Travel Expenses for OWCP Medical Care

Greenbelt, Maryland – LaRosa Bolton, age 54, of Laurel, Maryland pleaded guilty today to theft of government property in connection with a scheme to fraudulently receive reimbursement for travel expenses for medical care related to injuries sustained on the job. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod […]

President Obama Updates Federal Leave Policies for Childbirth, Adoption and Foster care

1.15.2015 – Today, President Barack Obama issued a memo that modernizes ‘Federal Leave Policies for Childbirth, Adoption and Foster Care to Recruit and Retain Talent and Improve Productivity.’ Obama’s Memorandum is “bringing the federal government’s paid leave policies closer in line with those of industry-leading companies” that will ensure that “most federal employees have access […]

OPM seeks auto-enrollment of some federal employees, retirees into Health Care Program

OPM seeks auto-enrollment of federal employees, retirees failing to make an enrollment election in Federal Employees Health Plan (FEHB) during a certain time frame. 1.7.15 – Federal Register Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollment Options Following the Termination of a Plan or Plan Option The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed […]