Woman accused of mailing bombs to President Obama, Texas Governor

11/24/2017 A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette box and an almost-destroyed shipping label bearing her address. Julia Poff, 46, mailed the devices in October 2016, along with a third package that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Court: Disabled Postal Worker Must Pay Income Tax on Worker’s Comp benefits

A  Court decision issued last week highlights how payments under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) can be taxable under the U. S. Tax Code. “The decision to be entered is not reviewable by any other Court, and this opinion shall not be treated as precedent for any other case.” Postal Worker caught in Catch-22 […]

New York Postal Worker Gets Two Months For OWCP Fraud

Press Release from the United States Attorney Northern District of New York September 10, 2010 Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that JAMES IZYK, 49, of Oswego, New York was sentenced in federal court today in Syracuse, N.Y. by U.S. District Court Judge Norman A. Mordue, […]