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Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union

P.O. Box 4051
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
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Mike Stephenson ~ President
Kevin Gallagher ~ Vice President
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UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS

04/07/21

Member's Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Contract Opening Day Rally
June 2021
Date & Time TBD
APWU 50th Anniversary Celebration Thurdsay, July 01, 2021
Time TBD
Member’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting Tuesday
August 24, 2021
Time TBD

OFFICER APPOINTMENT

04/07/21

     PPWU President  Mike Stephenson has announced that Directory of Publicity and Legislation Joe Szocki has decided to resign his position.  Joe has held this position for many years and has faithfully executed to duties of the office.  The PPWU is sad to see Joe leave but wishes him well ask he continues to focus on his duties as President of the Erie Area Local.

     President Stephenson has appointed sister Cindy Heyward, of the Philadelphia Area Local, to the position of Director of Publicity and Legistlation for the remainder of the term.

EMERGENCY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES LEAVE (EFEL)

04/07/21

     Employees can utilize up to 600 hours of EFEL in total.  The law allows these 600 hours to be used through September 30, 2021 or until the fund is depleted—whichever comes first.  There are 8 qualifying reasons to utilize this leave if unable to work due to a COVID-19 related reason:
  1. Is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19.
  2. has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  3. is caring for an individual who is subject to such an order as in (1) or has been so advised as in (2).
  4. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  5. is caring for the employee’s son or daughter if the school or place of care of the son or daughter has been closed, requires or makes optional a virtual learning instruction model, requires or makes optional a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning instruction models, or if the child-care provider of the son or daughter is unavailable, due to COVID-19 precautions.
  6. is experiencing any other substantially similar condition.
  7. is caring for a family member with a mental or physical disability or who is 55 years of age or older and incapable of self-care, without regard to whether another individual other than the employee is available to care for such family member, if the place of care for such family member is closed or the direct care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19.
  8. is obtaining immunization (vaccination) related to COVID-19 or is recovering from any injury, disability, illness, or condition related to such immunization.

     Employees using EFEL should call off as they normally would and tell their postmaster they are requesting EFEL leave and tell them which reason it is.  If your offices uses the IVR call off line, you should call of using then IVR and then also call your supervisor to request EFEL. 

Full story on apwu.org

 

COST OF LIVING INCREASE

02/15/21


         The 5th Cost of Living Increase (COLA) under the APWU 2018 - 2021 Contract has been finalized.

The effective date of the COLA will be provided once it has been finalized. The APWU is the only Union that retained full COLA. That means that every career APWU employee will receive the $416 COLA.  Whereas, other unions agreed to COLA-lite, which some employees receive more while others receive less. 

 

 

COVID INFO PAGE
UPCOMING EVENTS
All Craft Conference
Sept 29 - Oct 01
Held virtually
APWU Convention
cancelled

FORMS
FMLA - Employee
FMLA - Family Member
 

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NEWEST MEMBERS
Patricia Patton
PSE - Paupack
Kimberly Reiman
PSE - Tyler Hill
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PSE - Carbondale
Robert Walton
PSE - Centerport
Jessica Wilmarth
PSE - Dimock
Kelly Burke
PSE - Montrose
Erin Lindsay
PSE - West Hickory
Heather Berg
PSE - Cyclone
Yonai Colton
PSE - Virginville
Jessica Corrigan
PSE - Drifton
Charles Davies
PSE - Millanville
Michelle DeJohn
PSE - Spring Glen
Heidi Green
PSE - Leraysville
Kimberly Hernandez
PSE - Mary D
Kaitlyn Huth
PSE - Sacramento
Daryl Leap
PSE - Westover
Eve Marie Mauer
PTF - Ashland
Kimberly Miller
PTF - Martinsburg
Virginia Miller
PSE - East Smethport
Robert Mireider
PTF - Starrucca
Bosharat Queshi
PSE - Centreport
Christopher Russel
PSE - Port Clinton
Pralisa Sawangiang
PSE - Dewart
Marissa Spatz
PSE - Strausstown

OPEN SEASON

11/13/20

The 2020 Open Season for benefit elections is now underway.  Changes can be made from November 09 - December 14, 2020.  Many Open Season elections, such as FEHB, and A/L Exchange can be made via PostalEASE.  Others have to made directly through the various websites.  For more Open Season information, go to:

 

Compare FEHB Plans    opm.gov - FEHB
Fed VIP Dental & Vision    benefeds.com
Flexible Spending Accounts    fsafeds.com
 

Federal Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) is not having an Open Season in 2020.

NEW AGREEMENTS ON ANNUAL LEAVE CARRYOVER & EXCHANGE

09/04/20

The APWU has announced two new agreements affecting Annual Leave.  These, one time only, MOUs increase the amount of Annual Leave that can be carried into 2021 and also the amount of leave that can be exchanged, or "sold back", for cash.  Click HERE to read the MOUs

Program Old Limit New Limit for 2021
A/L Carryover 440 hrs 520 hrs
A/L Exchange Up to 40 hrs Up to 80 hrs

LOCAL PRESIDENTS ASKED TO UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

08/27/20
The PPWU is requesting that all local Presidents in Pennsylvania update their contact info.
We would ask that you provide the following:
President's Name Local Name Local Address
Office Phone # Cell Phone # Fax #
eMail Address   Website Address
 
This information can be emailed to PPWU President Mike Stephenson
 

FFCRA WITHOLDINGS TO BE REFUNDED

08/27/20

If you took leave under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, after April 1, 2020, any deductions for TSP or FERS/CSRS retirement will be refunded to you.  The USPS has been informed that FFCRA leave was not subject to retirement withholding.  These monies will be refunded to you in your paycheck on October 02, 2020.  The refund of these monies will not impact your creditable service time towards retirement eligibility.

If you wish to leave this money in TSP and CSRS/FERS, you will have to change your leave from FFCRA to a different leave type.  Contact your supervisor to request an adjustment of your FFCRA leave changing it over to your own annual or sick leave.

This is optional.  If you do not want to use your own leave to cover your FFRCA absence you need do nothing and the retirement withholdings will be refunded to you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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