Updated September 17, 2014    
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Serving NALC’s retired members

NALC's Retirement Department assists retired letter carriers regarding their benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). The department also provides help and advice to survivors of retired letter carriers. The NALC director of retired members is Ron Watson.

While active letter carriers will find the CSRS and FERS annuity estimates useful along with the general information in our NALC retirement publications, they should contact Human Resources Shared Services Center at 877-477-3273 for specific answers to their questions or when preparing for retirement (see Counseling).

Retired Member Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

COLAThe accumulation toward the 2015 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for both Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) was 1.6 percent following the Sept. 17 release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August 2014.


COLCPENALC members' donations to the Committee on Letter Carrier Political Education—the union's political action wing—are absolutely critical to help NALC fight for the future of the USPS and ensure retirement security for letter carriers and their survivors.


Overview of the current CSRS and FERS retirement systems (PowerPoint)

Overview of the CSRS and FERS retirement systems—if some pending legislation were to be passed (PowerPoint)

What's New: Retirement news of interest to active and retired letter carriers
CSRS: Annuity estimates, questions and answers on the Civil Service Retirement System
FERS: Annuity estimates, questions and answers on the Federal Employees' Retirement System
NALC publications: NALC's booklets and leaflets about retirement and death benefits as well as the director of retired members' monthly article in The Postal Record
USPS retirement counseling: How active carriers can get free retirement counseling from Postal Service personnel offices and through Shared Services
Contact us: Our toll-free phone number, hours of operation and mailing address
Contact OPM: Phone numbers and addresses for services rendered to retirees by the Office of Personnel Management
Useful links: Links to other websites with useful information on retirement issues
Legislation and Political Action: See NALC's Legislative Department pages for the latest on retirement-related legislation
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