USPS seeking input from postal community on how to deal with overweight parcels

10/4/2017 The Postal Service is contemplating amendment of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), to address the challenges presented by overweight parcels that make their way into the postal network. To aid us in this effort, we are requesting comments from the postal community regarding a variety of […]

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board proposes to realign default fund

From the National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) June 25, 2015  The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) proposes to amend its regulations at 5 CFR parts 1600, 1601, and 1651 to change the default investment fund for certain participants in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The proposed regulation would (1) change the TSP’s default […]

OPM creates new Advisory Committee for federal retirement plans

OPM: Establishment Of Advisory Committee Charter. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced the establishment of the charter for the Civil Service Retirement System Board of Actuaries. The Board shall provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the […]

USPS revising ‘Privacy’ rule to share postal workers employment , wage data with BLS for research

Less than six months after a cyber data breach may have stolen thousands of postal employees personal information, USPS has posted a notice of its intent to modify the existing system of records (SOR), “Personnel Compensation and Payroll Records.” USPS is proposing to modify a General Privacy Act System of Records (SOR) to support the […]

USPS Board of Governors Temporary Emergency Committee changed January 7th meeting

Temporary Emergency Committee formerly known as USPS Board of Governors On January 6, 2015, members of the Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service met in Washington, DC, via teleconference, and voted unanimously to move their previously announced January 7, 2015, meeting to January 6, 2015. In addition, […]

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 […]

USPS Board of Governors aka ‘Temporary Emergency Committee’ to hold teleconference January 7th

The USPS Board of Governors aka ‘USPS Temporary Emergency Committee’ is moving right along with handling the Postal Service’s business. Last week the USPS Temporary Emergency Committee (via Federal Register) announced that it had adopted a resolution.   effective November 14, 2014. The resolution grants remaining 3 appointed board members (James Bilbray, Ellen Williams and Louis J. […]

USPS Board Of Governors create emergency committee in absence of quorum

Exercise of Powers Reserved to the Governors and the USPS Board of Governors Notice Of Resolutions Regarding The Absence Of A Quorum. Effective Date: November 14, 2014 The Board of Governors of the Postal Service has adopted a resolution regarding the exercise of those powers reserved to the Board upon the loss of a quorum […]

USPS proposes to revise rules to involve communities more when relocating post offices

Relocating Retail Services; Adding New Retail Service Facilities The Postal Service proposes to revise its current rules concerning the expansion, relocation, and construction of Post Offices to clarify its procedures and to require more information about certain types of projects to be provided earlier in the planning phase. Under the revised rule, the Postal Service […]

OPM final rule on Temporary Feds Health Care benefits excludes USPS non-career employees

The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to modify eligibility for enrollment under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to certain temporary, seasonal, and intermittent employees who are identified as full-time employees. This regulation will allow newly eligible Federal employees to enroll no later than January 2015. This […]