NARFE Applauds House Passage of TSP Modernization Act

NARFE Applauds House Passage of TSP Modernization Act

Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) applauds passage of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, H.R. 3031, by the House of Representatives today. The legislation would provide much needed and long overdue flexible withdrawal options for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants. NARFE President Richard G. Thissen issued the following […]

COLA Announcement Reinforces Need for a New COLA Formula

COLA Announcement Reinforces Need for a New COLA Formula

Alexandria, VA – 10/13/17 – 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 […]

Postal Service letter carrier and Euclid man indicted for receiving two kilograms of methamphetamine

Postal Service letter carrier and Euclid man indicted for receiving two kilograms of methamphetamine

10/13/17 – A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and a Euclid man were indicted for a conspiracy in which they received more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from California, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. Marquacia Deshawn Morris, 26, of Woodmere, and Devon Williams, 23, of Euclid, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess […]

Video: Vicious dog that attacked postal worker is found, impounded

Video: Vicious dog that attacked postal worker is found, impounded

Springfield, MO Police say they’ve found the dog that’s responsible for attacking a mail carrier. Officers had been searching for the animal ever since its owner took it and fled the scene of the attack Friday afternoon. Authorities responded to the neighborhood on North Rogers Ave. Friday afternoon following reports of the dog attacking the […]

Sanctuary Policies: Justice Department Provides Last Chance for Cities to Show 1373 Compliance

Sanctuary Policies: Justice Department Provides Last Chance for Cities to Show 1373 Compliance

10/12/17 – The Justice Department today responded to seven jurisdictions following a preliminary assessment of the jurisdictions’ compliance with 8 U.S.C. 1373. These jurisdictions were identified in a May 2016 report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General as having laws that potentially violate 8 U.S.C. 1373. The following jurisdictions have preliminarily been found to […]

Vietnam War solider’s lost letters returned

Vietnam War solider’s lost letters returned

The letters, photos and newspaper clippings connected to Bill Stacy that were recently discovered behind the drywall of a Silver Spring, MD, home. Image: The Washington Post USPS News Link – 10/12/17 – For nearly 20 years, Susan and John Greifer kept letters they found hidden behind the drywall of their Silver Spring, MD, home […]

USPS responds to California wildfires

USPS responds to California wildfires

Employees work this week at the Trancas, CA, Post Office, located in Napa County. Due to a power outage, it was too dark to work inside the facility. USPS News Link – 10/12/17 – The Postal Service is continuing to move the mail in Northern California, where wildfires have claimed more than 20 lives and […]

International Mail: Information on Changes and Alternatives to the Terminal Dues System

International Mail: Information on Changes and Alternatives to the Terminal Dues System

What GAO Found 10/12/17 – The Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialized agency of the United Nations, created the terminal dues system so that designated postal operators in member countries could compensate designated postal operators in other countries for delivering mail in those countries. GAO found that it is not possible to quantify the financial […]

Former NY Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Money Orders

Former NY Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Money Orders

Thefts included Gift Cards Stolen From the U.S. Mail ALBANY, NEW YORK – 10/10/17 – Naisha Wiley, 35, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to a three-year term of probation for stealing $10,000 in money orders from the United States Postal Service (USPS). The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. […]

13 Indicted in Ohio Stolen Check Scheme – 4 Were Postal Employees

13 Indicted in Ohio Stolen Check Scheme – 4 Were Postal Employees

Co-Conspirators Allegedly Accessed United States Mail to Steal Checks COLUMBUS, Ohio – 10/11/17 – A federal grand jury has charged 13 individuals with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud in an 18-count superseding indictment returned here today. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Christopher White, Assistant Inspector in […]