02/21/2008 - The Consumer Price Index rose in January, the last month of the most recent six-month Cost-of-Living measuring period under the 2006 National Agreement. The rise in the CPI gives APWU-represented employees an annual raise of $479.
The Cost-Of-Living Adjustment will be effective March 15, and will be reflected in April 4 paychecks (Pay Period 07-08).
02/14/2008 - Pay increases associated with the Feb. 16 upgrades will be reflected in March 7 paychecks, but the USPS has informed the APWU that the new level adjustments have not been implemented because the Postal Service has failed to complete the necessary computer programming.
Employees will receive the value of the upgrade, but postal records will continue to indicate that employees are assigned to their former level. For example, an employee who was due to be upgraded from Level 5 to Level 6 on Feb. 16 will receive the value of the upgrade in his or her pay, but the employee’s Form 50 and pay stub will indicate the employee is assigned to Level 5.
02/06/2008 - APWU members can now access and change their personal contact information with the union online when they visit www.apwu.org.
The updating process is simple and secure. Look for Members Only just under the blue page header, and select My Local & Personal Info. This will take you to on log-in page. Follow the log-in instructions to access your member-profile page.
01/11/2008 - Members of the Federal Employee Thrift Investment Board have authorized the TSP Executive Director to implement restrictions on inter-fund transfers as a result of what is being termed “excessive frequent trading” by a small number of TSP participants. According to the board, the excessive trading is driving up administrative costs of the plan and “having adverse effects on other participants.”
09/07/2007 - Although the Postal Service employs large numbers of veterans, not enough is being done to help qualified veterans secure jobs with the agency, APWU Executive Vice President Cliff Guffey told a House panel during testimony on Sept. 6.
06/27/2007 - A new section of the APWU Web site (www.apwu.org) allows union members to review their membership information, find out how to contact their union representatives, and — in the coming weeks — will permit members to register online for national conferences and training seminars.
12/01/2006 - Do we have your local’s e-mail address?
As the union updates its mailing list technology, we are making a concerted effort to obtain the most current and accurate e-mail addresses for APWU’s local and state presidents so that we can communicate more quickly with local leaders in the event of breaking news.
04/19/2006 - A recent decision by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) should ensure that employees who work less than eight hours per day as the result of job-related injuries get their full annuity they when they retire.