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NALC Retirement Publications

QUICK LINKS: Postal Record articlesAdditional NALC retirement publications

Postal Record articles

The Director of Retired Members writes a column in NALC's monthly magazine, The Postal Record, that covers a wide range of issues.

2014 2013
January: Gnawing at the foundation December: Should Social Security benefits be expanded?
March: Retirement migration November: Retirement toolkit
April: NALC retiree exceptionalism October: FERS annuity supplement
May: 30 years of FERS September: FERS credit for unused sick leave
June: Get free money August: Phased Retirement
August: USPS post-retirement debt collection July: Retirement delays and sequestration
Sept./Oct.: Phased retirement—final rule published June: A short history of retirement
  May: NRP-related retirements
  April: Some changes can be averted
  March: Can you afford some change?
  January: Another year of struggles?
2012 2011
December: Do I catch my breath, or just stop holding it? December: Sunshine?
November: Back to the future—again November: What, me worry?
October: Some delays in retirement processing continue October: What have/will you fight for?
August: Hey! I remember that question—I just can’t remember the answer September: Who is the winner here?
July: Good buy America—or goodbye, America? August: Paranoid or paranoia?
June: Is a VER offer in your future? If so, are you ready? July: Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)
May: Got survivor benefits? Part 2 June: Retirement when?
April: Got survivor benefits? Part 1 May: Broke or broken?
March: Retirement delays continue April: We need a 'brake'
January: The same, or insane? March: And the hits just keep on coming
  January 2011: And the winner is?
2010 2009
December December
November November
September-October October
July September
June August
May July
April June
March May
January April
  March
  January
2008 2007
November December
October November
August/September October
July September
June August
May July
April June
March May
January April
  March
  January
2006 2005
December December
November November
Sept./Oct. October
August September
July August
June July
May June
April May
March April
January March
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Additional NALC Retirement Publications

These NALC retirement booklets and leaflets are available free to members. Contact the NALC Retirement Department for copies. See note of caution.  

Questions & Answers on the
Civil Service Retirement System

This NALC booklet covers Civil Service Retirement System retirement eligibility, credit for service, types of retirement, survivor elections, the Thrift Savings Plan, health and life insurance, and more.

 


Questions & Answers on the
Federal Employees' Retirement System

Covers Federal Employees Retirement System retirement eligibility, credit for service, types of retirement, survivor elections, Social Security, the Thrift Savings Plan, health and life insurance, and more.

 


Survivor's Guide to CSRS, FERS, and Social Security

This booklet covers questions spouses or other survivors may have about death benefits. It applies to survivors under both the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System.

 


Preparing for Retirement

As one starts preparing for retirement, the frst question that usually comes to
mind is when and where to begin the process.

Since there is a lot of information to absorb, many forms to be concerned with and
quite a few decisions to make, all of this has been put into a framework of steps to follow in preparing for retirement.

This pamphlet outlines some steps that should aid in your preparation.

 


When a Retired Letter Carrier Dies . . .

NALC understands that dealing with matters after someone dies is a necessary task, but often one which is hard for the bereaved to cope with.

The Retirement Department stands ready to help spouses and other survivors through
the steps they must take to obtain survivor benefits.

This leaflet details the agencies and institutions that must be notified in order for survivors to receive retire ment benefits.

 

 


When an Active Letter Carrier Dies . . .

The days following the death of an active letter carrier can prove to be quite traumatic. Many forms and notices must be obtained from the Postal Service and completed at this extremely stressful time.

The NALC stands ready to assist our members and their families during these difficult times. The information in this brochure, prepared as a guide with the letter carrier’s family in mind, contains data that can assist a survivor with this daunting task.

NALC members can help to ease the burden of their survivors by completing the personal information section on the back of this pamphlet.


*Caution: The information in these publications is based on the laws, regulations, policies, etc., in effect at the time they were published.
   
 
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