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POSTAL FACTS: Jan. 23, 2017
NALC President Rolando in IN’s Herald-Tribune; WI’s Berry in Marshfield News-Herald; ID’s Paige in Idaho Statesman
Food Drive’s ‘Family Circus’ art revealed
Enthusiasm for the 25th anniversary Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is running high as this year’s official “Family Circus” artwork is revealed.
Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) news
The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest figures, and NALC has updated its COLA calculations for retired letter carriers and for FECA beneficiaries.
Register now for the 25th ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive
Early registration for the 2017 Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger®” Food Drive has begun for branch presidents who can access the registration form posted to the Members Only portal at nalc.org.
Branch officers get trained in Phoenix
A three-and-a-half day of educational seminar, tailored to assist branch presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, recording secretaries, financial secretaries and trustees in the performance of their duties, took place recently in Phoenix.
POSTAL FACTS: Jan. 13, 2017
NALC President Rolando in Indiana’s The Herald Bulletin; Kansas’ Richter on WIBW-TV.
Cost-of-living adjustment updates
Based on today’s release of the November 2016 Consumer Price Index, the projected 2018 retiree COLA will be 0.1 percent, and the projected 2017 Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) COLA will be 1.9 percent.
POSTAL FACTS: Jan. 9, 2017 (updated)
NALC Pres. Rolando’s letter in Daily Herald [IL], op-eds in The Mercury News [CA], Carlsbad [NM] Current-Argus; Kansas’ Hodge in Topeka Capital-Journal; Idaho’s Paige in Coeur d’Alene Press, Twin Falls Times-News.
POSTAL FACTS: Dec. 30, 2016 (update)
NALC EVP Renfroe, California’s Dieffenderfer in San Jose Mercury News; Indiana’s Roush and Idaho’s Paige have letters printed; letter carriers from Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin in the news.
‘Wounded Warriors Leave’ update
On Nov. 5, certain veterans who begin or resume a civilian career with USPS following military service became eligible for “Wounded Warriors Leave.” USPS has released a Management Instruction—policy guidelines and standard procedures for administering it.