By Mark Ferrari, Local Business Agent & Health Plan Rep.
“Get involved in your union. Go to union meetings.”
Congratulations to all newly converted career employees!
Contractual Pay Increases:
Level 3 = 44 weeks
Levels 4-7 = 36 weeks
Levels 8-11 = 30 weeks
Penalty Overtime Time Pay:
Is accrued based on your number of years of creditable federal service (military time included.) Less than 3 years of service = 104 hours per year; at least 3 years and less than 15 years of service = 160 hours per year; 15 years or more of service = 208 hours of annual leave per year. Keep in mind that these hours will be pro-rated for the remainder of the year but at the beginning of the new year you will get the total amount forwarded to you to be used for the duration of the year. Also, as a career employee you will be asked to choose annual leave for the next year as part of the “initial annual leave” selections. This is usually done in December and is based on your seniority in the section or office you work in.
Human Resources Shared Services (HRSSC):
Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS):
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP):
Liteblue and PostalEASE:
APWU Website and News:
- As an APWU member you can keep up on postal and union related news at the website apwu.org.
- Additionally, you should receive the national APWU magazine every 2 months,
- and the local Hi-Lites newsletter bi-monthly as well.