September 7, 2018 Clerk Vacancy Notice
The September 7, 2018 Clerk Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.
Retirees Still in the Struggle
As the baby boomers face retirement, we are still riding that wave of activism as we age. Never assume it’s all over and time for the easy chair. Those who would take our jobs and retirement benefits do not rest and neither should we.
What to do? Join the APWU Retiree Department and become active in our local chapter. For $36 a year, you will be kept informed on issues facing retired postal workers. Best of all, you can get involved at the local level and help bring about needed changes. This is crucial – with the efforts being made to privatize the post office we must fight back to save it.
Come and check us out. We meet every third Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am. You’ll hear the latest postal gossip before we get down to business. We need you. We can win this battle and keep our local post offices open. All while making new friends.
Director Legislation, Oakland Local Retiree Chapter
For a PDF copy of this announcement, go to the Retirees Chapter News page.
August 29, 2018 Clerk Craft Award Notice
The August 29, 2018 Clerk Craft Award Notice has been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
August 9, 2018 Clerk Vacancy Notice
The August 9, 2018 Clerk Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.
PSEs Special Enrollment Period In USPS Health Benefits Plan
At the direction of APWU National Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman, please see the information
On July 30, 2018, the Postal Service notified the APWU that there will be a special enrollment period for PSEs to
enroll in the USPS Health Benefits Plan. The enrollment period will be open from August 20 2018, through October
4, 2018. Coverage will become effective on October 13, 2018.
This special enrollment is being conducted in accordance with the settlement agreement, RE: Workforce
Benefits Fund. The settlement calls for the Postal Service to make additional contributions to USPS Health Benefits
Plan for self plus one and family enrollments for PSEs. With these changes, it is necessary for the Service to offer
eligible PSEs the opportunity to enroll.
Each eligible PSE will be receiving a letter (attached) from the Postal Service giving enrollment deadlines,
enrollment methods, and plan premiums. The letter will instruct the employees to go the
https://liteblue.usps.gov/uspshbp to learn about the plan. Enrollment will be through PostalEASE via liteblue, self-service kiosks in some offices, or by calling the HRSSC at 1-877-477-3273.
This enrollment is for the USPS non-career health benefits plan and should not be confused with the APWU
Consumer Driven Option (CDO) plan. Enrollment will not be open for the APWU CDO plan during this special
PSEs are eligible for enrollment in the APWU CDO plan after completing their first 360-day
appointment. PSEs may enroll in the APWU CDO plan within 60-days of being appointed to a second term as a PSE
or during regular Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) open season held in November and December of each
year after meeting eligibility requirements.
Briefs Newsletter – July 19, 2018
Retirement Planning Seminar – Sunday, September 16, 2018
We have a Retirement Planning Seminar scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10am – 4pm to be held at the Union Office, 7901 Oakport Street, Suite 2300, Oakland,CA 94621.
The seminar instructor is Yoggi Riley.
Only APWU members are allowed to attend, and you MUST RSVP by 1:00pm Pacific on Friday, September 7, 2018.
External Tractor Trailer Operator Job Posting 10205004
External Tractor Trailer Operator Job Posting. The job posting period is 06/19/2018 – 06/25/2018. The job does require an exam.
For more information, click here for the job posting.
For future postings like this one, please see the News >> Craft News >> Motor Vehicle page.
PSEs Receive Huge Gains In Workforce Benefits Fund Agreement
APWU HQ issued the message below today. Fredric Jacobs, President, Local 78
On June 13, 2018 the APWU and the Postal Service reached agreement on additional benefits for PSEs. This agreement came out of the APWU’s dispute over a fund that was set up as part of the 2010 National Agreement first for PSE Health care then for additional PSE benefits. The APWU took its dispute over the Postal Service’s failure to use the fund for its intended purposes to arbitration. The APWU’s persuasive case brought the Postal Service to the table, and President Dimondstein after long negotiations and looking at every possible option under the memo negotiated pay, hour and additional benefits for PSEs consistent with the original purposes of the fund.
[To see the full Update & Agreement, please click on the PDF document below.]
For future postings like this one, please see the Resources >> The PSE Zone.