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MEDICARE UPDATE -  DEC 13, 2016

Legislation to prevent a disproportionately large increase in the 2017 Medicare Part B premiums for those not held harmless failed to receive further congressional action. HR 6428, introduced by Rep. Dina Titus, D-NV, would have limited the Medicare Part B premium increase to $4 for those not held harmless and not subject to higher premiums due to higher incomes.

URGENT CALL TO IMMEDIATE ACTION
As you may have read in recent issues of the Postmasters Gazette and other periodicals that cover federal employee/retiree issues, CSRS annuitants enrolled in Medicare Part B are scheduled for a 2017 premium increase higher than those who participate in FERS (Social Security). This is result of a "hold harmless' provision in the Medicare law that restricts premium increases to the increase in the Social Security COLA - but only for Social Security recipients (i.e., 70% of the Medicare Part B population).  Consequently, Social Security beneficiaries would pay an extra $4/month, while those not participating in Social Security (e.g., CSRS annuitants) would pay an extra $12/month.  
                Last week, Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) introduced HR 6428, legislation that would treat all Medicare Part B recipients similarly, with regard to 2017 premium adjustments. IMMEDIATELY: Please contact your Representatives to support HR 6428 and bring it to the floor for a vote before Congress adjourns for the year.  Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121     (Bob Levi 12-7-2016)
POST Plan Savings determined to be "Unreliable" per latest GAO study
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PART TIME POSTMASTERS PAY CHANGES, CONVERSION OPTION

 

The following information concerning changes in pay for part time Postmasters, and their option to convert to a clerk position, was received from Labor Relations at Postal Headquarters.

Effective October 01, 2016, saved hourly pay for Part-Time Postmasters will expire and hourly rates will be reduced to the current maximum hourly rate of $19.39.  Part-Time Postmasters with a current salary of $19.39 per hour or below will retain their hourly rate. Part-Time Postmasters with conditional DUO salary protection will continue to receive salary protection.

Postmasters in Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPO) will be offered the opportunity to convert to a full-time clerk duty assignment within the office. The assignment may be a Traditional or Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignment and determined by the Postal Service.

Postmasters who elect to convert to a full-time clerk duty assignment and have performed prior service in an equivalent bargaining unit grade will have hourly salaries established by placing the employees in the step determined as if service had been continuous in the equivalent bargaining unit grade.

Postmasters who elect to convert to a full-time clerk duty assignment and have not performed prior service in an equivalent bargaining unit will have salaries established in accordance with the following two categories:

NPA 2016 impasse Title 39.pdf
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Have you reviewed your office ? 

Dont wait until the end of the year.

Go to our POST Plan page for a Powerpoint explanation.

The 80th Annual

NAPUS Ohio Chapter

State Convention was a great success....

additional info at the state convention page 

The League and NAPUS National and State Presidents  joined us for the entire convention.

Important Dates

The  2017

Ohio UPMA

State convention has been set for

May21-24, 2017, at the Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky Ohio 44870. 

The 2017 UPMA

National Convention

has been set for

August 5-11 in

Louisville KY

at the Galt House Hotel

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