Postal LiteBlue and Open Season

Postal LiteBluePostal Service employees should visit LiteBlue to download their FEHB (health benefits) guides for this year’s open season.  Open season is the annual period when employees can make changes to their health coverage or choose a new plan – this Read More

How Ready Are You For Retirement?

Ready Are You For Retirement?• Have you quantified your financial objectives?  In other words, have you estimated how much money you will need to live the life you desire in retirement?

• Have you saved enough in your TSP Account?

• For Postal Employees … Read More

Critical Ages For Federal Retirement

Critical Ages for Federal Employee Retirement

Critical Ages

There are Critical Ages that Federal Employees should be aware of.  These ages represent opportunities for Federal Employees who might want to maximize their retirement benefits.


Federal Employee ~~ Age 50

• Begin … Read More

For Federal Employees – Tips To Creating A Retirement Budget

Federal Employees and Retirement Budgets

A Retirement BudgetYou don’t have to follow any particular format for creating a budget except to measure income against expenses.  The tips below might help you get started.

  • Determine a time horizon for tracking your income and
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Budgeting And Federal Employee Financial Plans

Retirement BudgetFor Federal and Postal Employees, building a budget carries equal weight to building a financial plan.  

Envision constructing a house – The financial plan is the front door to your dwelling and the budget is the back door, Read More

Once Your Federal & Postal Retirement Plan Is In Place

Federal and Postal Retirement Planning

Federal and Postal Retirement PlanningAfter you put your federal retirement plan in place, the biggest challenge is implemnting it.  It takes discipline to stick to your retirement plan.  It is not a bad idea to find a person you Read More

Royal Post Office vs U.S. Postal Service

Royal Post Office vs U.S. Postal ServicePost Offices in the United States are cutting staff through offering voluntary early retirement and other means of attrition.  The Post Office is also considering closing many facilities and cutting back on the hours and days facilities are open.  For Read More

LiteBlue Honors Its Own

honors postal employeesI want to share something else humane the Post Office did recently.  As a matter of fact, it is done annually.  The Richmond, Virginia District Office, not far from where I live, honors postal employees who served in the military.  … Read More

LiteBlue Heroes

letter writing campaign

letter writing campaign

I read something recently that made me rethink how important Letter Carriers are.  We always think about them delivering the mail just like a habit that will never stop.  We absolutely never think about the possibility that Read More

LITEBLUE’S July 17th

Post OfficeJuly 17th is an important day for the Postal Service.  July 17th is the last day to submit ideas about what the next generation of Post Office vehicles will look like and how they will need to function.  Let’s … Read More

LITEBLUE, Shared Services and You

OPMWho can you trust to get your retirement documentation right?  Recently that question was posed to Postal Workers about their retirement.  The Postal Service uses HR Shared Services as their pre-retirement, all things human resources information and advice arm.  Upon … Read More

Congress, You’ve Got Mail – From The Post Office

Got Maill The Post OfficeI have been doing some research trying to make sense of why the Congress requires the United States Postal Service to pre-fund health benefits for future retirees.  The strategy causes the Post Office to struggle to make a profit.  … Read More

LiteBlue Trims Again

LiteBlue Trims AgainThe United States Postal Service is being hammered by the Congress and its stakeholders to do something highly innovative with its Financial Management System.  Is it the financial management system that needs fixing or is the Post Office being killed … Read More

LiteBlue and Other Tools For Planning

Tools For Planning

The question of having enough money to live in retirement always looms over our heads. Is over-planning equivalent to under-planning?  I am not sure if the degree of planning is what is at issue.  Rather, it is the act of … Read More

Postal Employee – STAPLES® Survey



The USPS has opened over 50 ‘Test’ USPS locations inside of STAPLES® locations throughout the Country.  Your opinion about this event matters – Our results will be published and we will be forwarding our … Read More

Changing Your LiteBlue / PostalEase Password

Changing Your PostalEase Password

PostalEaseBy now, you will almost certainly have received your new LiteBlue / PostalEase password and have thought about visiting ssp.usps.gov to make the change (ssp www.usps.gov).

The letter you have received contains a temporary password Read More

Annual Leave and Death – Postal Employees

Annual Leave and Death

Annual LeaveWhat happens to the annual leave that an employee has accumulated if he or she dies in service?  If a family loses a loved one and the plans they thought were in place suddenly change, that Read More

Flexible Spending Account Through LiteBlue

Flexible Spending Account

Flexible Spending AccountThe Postal Service offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to their employees.  The FSA program is administered by United Healthcare for the United States Postal Service.  There are a number of ways or portals by which Postal employees Read More

Annual Leave Exchange (ALE) Program – Available through LiteBlue

Annual Leave Exchange (ALE)

Annual LeaveDid you know that the United States Postal Service has an Annual Leave Exchange (ALE) Program available through the LiteBlue website? There is a lot of information on the Blue Page that can help Read More

LiteBlue – PostalEase Serving Postal Workers

LiteBlue and PostalEase

LiteBluePostalEase and LiteBlue help the Postal Service provide service and structure to all the post offices throughout the nation.  As I speak to a number of individuals they describe the Postal Service as just their local post … Read More