28 August 2020
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Leave – Understanding How Leave Impacts Retirement and TSP Deductions

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provided employees with two additional types of leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for child care needs. This leave benefit became effective April 1, 2020, and continues through December 31, 2020.

Since the introduction of the new leave types, the Office of Personnel Management has provided official guidance that leave payments under the FFCRA are not eligible for retirement and Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) deductions.

If you took leave under FFCRA, any deductions withheld for TSP or retirement as a result of FFCRA leave will be refunded to you in pay period 20-2020, retroactive to April 1, 2020. Retirement refunds will show on your October 2, 2020, paycheck. These refunds will not impact creditable service time towards retirement eligibility.

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28 August 2020
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August 27, 2020 Clerk Craft Award Notice

Clerk Craft Award Notice for August 27, 2020 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.

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26 August 2020
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#Save the Post Office

On August 22, 2020, the APWU, Local #78 Retirees Committee, hosted a Save the Post Office protest at the United States Post Office, Oakland Processing and Distribution facility on 7th street. The protest was very well attended with over forty (40) postal service workers (current and retired) and private citizens. Our supporters included members from other unions and organizations, such as the Teamsters, SEIU (Service Employees International Union), the San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers, and RefuseFascism.org.
Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting the Postal Service. A public service not owned by any one political party or any one individual. We belong to the American people and we intend to keep it that way.
If you have any photos from the event that you would like to share with us, please send them to gmanzo@oakapwu78.org.

7 August 2020
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August 7, 2020 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice

The August 7, 2020 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.

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