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    The National APWU Website states:
    "APWU President Mark Dimondstein reports that the national union leadership will make an announcement on Friday December 21, 2018 regarding the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the USPS."
    It was previously posted that the announcement was to be made on December 7, 2018. Why was there a two week delay? I do not believe that this delay would be to announce we are going to arbitration. So, the other reason would be that an agreement has been reached and that the Rank and File has to approve this agreement before presenting to the membership for ratification.
    Some of the Rank and File Committee have posted on Facebook that they are back in Washington DC. So, in my opinion there must be concerns about this agreement, since this is the second time the Rank and File has visited DC in last two weeks.
    In 2011 many APWU National and Local leaders lost their elections due to what many saw as a Concessionary Contract. I believe that if any National Officer or Rank and File Member votes in favor of a Concessionary Contract in 2018, they should suffer the same fate.

    The PMG  just announced that the USPS will participate in the day of mourning per 519.4 of the ELM


    Management just released the following statement : President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning throughout the United States and has called on the American people to pay homage to memory of former President George H.W. Bush on that day.

    Out of respect for President Bush, the nation’s 41st commander in chief, and to honor his vast contributions to the United States during his lifetime, and consistent with the presidential proclamation, the Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning.

    The Postal Service will suspend regular mail delivery and retail service Dec. 5. USPS will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that the Postal Service network remains fluid and USPS does not experience any impacts to its package delivery operations that might negatively affect customers or business partners during the remainder of the busy holiday season.

    All Postal Service facilities — including headquarters in Washington, DC, and area and district administrative offices — are included in the national day of mourning. Local managers will advise employees on staffing levels to maintain operations and prepare for the resumption of regular activities Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Pay and leave administration for the national day of observance for affected bargaining unit employees is governed by section 519.4 of the ELM 519.4 provisions of May 4, 2000, memorandums of agreement between the Postal Service and the APWU

    Industrial Relations Director

    American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO


    Download: ELM National Day of Observance.pdf , MOU day of observance.pdf

    Annual leave choice vacation is open for bidding and all employees wishing to make

    there selection for the first round is open from November 21 through December 7.

    The results will be posted on December 7 and second round of choice vacation

    bidding is open from December 7 through December 21. The results will be posted

    January 1, 2019. This language is printed in our LMOU. 

    Your TSP Account – What to Think About When Nearing Retirement or Considering Leaving the Government

    Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 – 2-4 p.m.

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board are co- sponsoring a program titled “Your TSP Account – What to Think About When Nearing Retirement or Considering Leaving the Government” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. (EST) at the SEC, 100 F St. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549, and via live public webcast (and later, an archived webcast). This event, scheduled during World Investor Week, is open to all federal employees and members of the uniformed services, and is designed for those who may be considering retiring or leaving federal service.
    The program will cover Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) distribution options, withdrawals and rollouts. Discussion also will cover fees, the common red flags of investment fraud, how to check out a financial professional and questions to ask when thinking about moving funds from the TSP.

    How to Attend
    You can attend this program in person (live), via webcast (live) or by viewing the archived webcast:

    • Go to this link on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. to attend the program via live webcast.  
    • Register to attend in person by sending your name, agency, title and photo (passport style for security) toTSPProgram@SEC.gov. The SEC is located at 100 F St. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549 (adjacent to Union Station). Please arrive by 1:30 p.m. the day of the event to go through the security process. The registration cutoff date is Friday, Sept. 21, and in-person attendance is limited to 150. The TSP and the SEC will have information and resource tables set up for in-person attendees. 
    • There will be an archived webcast with links to presentation slides on this page beginning Oct. 5.  

    For More Information
    If you have questions about the program not addressed above, please contact Tom Manganello.

    • For questions about your TSP retirement, please go to theTSP website or call the TSP’s ThriftLine at 877-968-3778 to speak to a TSP expert. 
    • For investment-related questions, go to Investor.govor call the SEC’s investor assistance line at 800-732-0330.  
    • For more information on World Investor Week, see theSEC’s World Investor Week page.

    Read the latest contract information update. Clik file and Stay informed.
    Download: CBAupdate.pdf
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