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September 22, 2019

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USPS job bidding is an important part of the job.

USPS LiteBlue Basic Overview

USPS Job Bidding The whole bidding process of USPS job bidding on LiteBlue is fully automated. For you to be able to access and submit a bid on a posted assignment, you require your employee ID and PIN. Applications must...
Postal workers’ Pension Plan

Postal workers’ Pension Plan

Postal Workers’ Pension Plan The U.S Government has special retirement policies or plans that cover all full-time federal workers at retirement. The type of plan and amount to be received depends basically on the position held by the individual while...
Best Dates to Retire

Best Dates to Retire for CSRS and FERS Employees 2017, and 2018

Before we begin our discussion, let’s try to understand some important rules and issues concerning FERS, CSRS, and CSRS Offset employees. To start, let’s make the confusion regarding “Trans” FERS employees. “Trans” FERS employees are who have served at least...
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Changing Your LiteBlue / PostalEase Password

By now, you will almost certainly have received your new LiteBlue / PostalEase password.
TSP Withdrawal

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Withdrawal Options

The rules for your Thrift Savings Plan are pretty straightforward while you are working, but they become increasingly more complex as you enter retirement and attempt to access the money that you have saved in your TSP.gov account.
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How To Bid Assignments / Routes on USPS LiteBlue

The process is, now, entirely automated, from the creation of the route posting to the award (by seniority) and then ultimately to the necessary personnel actions.
W-2 Forms: Request More Using LiteBlue

W-2 Forms: Request More Using LiteBlue

How to Request Duplicate W-2 Forms Through LiteBlue and from the USPS Employee Division. Postal Employees have a few different options when attempting to obtain a duplicate W-2 form. LiteBlue online, over the phone (through PostalEASE) or through the mail, is...
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eRetire for Postal Employees – Retirement Applications on LiteBlue

eRetire for Postal Employees  — Retirement Applications on LiteBlue eRetire: The self-serve LiteBlue.usps.gov website application which gives employees access to their retirement plan through the LiteBlue (www.liteblue.usps.gov) web-site. The employees with Access to eRetire are (Retirement Specifications); Postal Employees within...
LiteBlue / PostalEASE

LiteBlue / PostalEASE

If you are a Postal Employee will need your Employee ID Number and your USPS Personal Identification Number (PIN) to Access PostalEASE (the telephone version of LiteBlue) You can call PostalEASE at 1-877-4PS-EASE (1-877-477-3273) PostalEase is the U.S. Postal Service’s...

USPS LiteBlue: Access to More Than Just Your Earnings Statement

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is another www.LiteBlue.usps.gov feature available to you through LiteBlue ‘MY HR.’
LiteBlue "My HR"

LiteBlue: How To Use USPS LiteBlue

To use LiteBlue and view your information, visit the website (LiteBlue.usps.gov). You will find the site by clicking HERE or searching for LiteBlue.usps.gov on the internet. The site is maintained by the USPS as part of the United States Postal...
LiteBlue: What Postal employees should do on LiteBlue Before Retirement

LiteBlue: What Postal employees should do on LiteBlue Before Retirement

The information that is currently available to you on LiteBlue will be gone after your separation. Once you leave service LiteBlue will no longer be available to you, so be sure to download the following list from LiteBlue so you...
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LiteBlue: Everything You Need To Know (liteblue.usps.gov)

LiteBlue helps Postal employees stay informed and in touch with their careers.
OPM Pay Scale

OPM Pay Scale

OPM has issued the new 2015 General Schedule (GS) and Locality Pay tables. The links below will take you to the OPM page with the new OPM pay scale.
TSP.gov Login & other TSP Information

TSP.gov Login & other TSP Information

What you can do when you access your TSP Account through TSP.gov
FEGLI

FEGLI

The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program is a group life insurance program administered by the federal Office of Personnel Management.
FERS Social Security

FERS Social Security Special Retirement Supplement

FERS Social Security Special Retirement Supplement A full career employee under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) with 30 or more years of service can retire at their minimum retirement age (MRA), which is between the ages of 55 and...
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FERS Refund of Retirement Contributions

Refund of FERS Employee Retirement Contributions When an employee covered by FERS leaves federal service, he or she may be entitled to receive a refund of their contributions to FERs. This article discusses issues related to such a refund. In...
Thrift Savings Plans see Changes in October, November

Thrift Savings Plans see Changes in October, November

What are the Changes To Thrift Savings Plans? Federal Retirees and employees can breathe a small sigh of relief as each of the Thrift Savings Plan funds were in the black last a month, a first since August and September’s...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES 251,000 NEW JOBS IN OCTOBER

Great news for the economy.   The Department of Labor (DOL) announced 251,000 new jobs were added to the employment rolls of the country in October. The Department of Labor announced over 250,000 jobs were added in October. The giant...
Federal Employees Would Pay More For Pension Benefits

Federal Employees Would Pay More For Pension Benefits

Federal Employees Would Pay More For Pension Benefits A newly raised House bill will make the federal employees of the state pay a considerably larger amount for their future pension benefits. This has received polar critiques from different members but...
OPM Director Beth Cobert

Beth Cobert – Nominated as OPM Director

It’s Not Retirement Time Yet For Beth Cobert – Nominated as OPM Director   President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Beth Cobert as Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). If confirmed, Cobert will get to continue...
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Poll Shows What VA Military Benefits and Services Mean to Veterans

What do VA Military Benefits and Services Mean to Veterans? The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is highlighting the findings of a new poll showing how valuable VA military benefits and services are to veterans as evidence that Congress...
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TSP Funds Bullish For October

Photo – Tripp/flickr After a mostly miserable six months or so, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) funds finally got up off the mat and recorded a stellar month of gains in October. All the TSP funds, without exception, recorded gains...
TRICARE Young Adult Premiums to Rise

TRICARE Young Adult Premiums to Rise

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced higher health insurance premiums for TRICARE’s Young Adult plan. TRICARE Young Adult is a health plan for certain young adults who are children of military personnel and retirees. Beginning January 1, 2016, for TRICARE’s...
Federal Employees

Federal Employees Receive Boost in Pay

Due to the newly published rules that will give rise to the 13 new locality pay areas thereby expanding the prevalent ones in the process too, around a million federal employees will get their hands on an extraordinary pay rise...
Medicare Premiums to Rise for Some Retirees

Medicare Premiums to Rise for Some Retirees

On Monday, November 1, President Obama signed legislation that averts what, for many federal retirees, would have been a very large increase in their Medicare Part B insurance premiums. Instead of facing a $50 plus increase, federal retirees who do...
Federal Benefits Protected by New Budget

Federal Benefits Protected by New Budget

The Senate averted a potential government shutdown by passing a two-year budget that raised the debt ceiling. The package will now go to President Obama for approval. Congress passed the bill to prevent the nation from reaching its debt limit....
Welcome to Alaska and save taxes on federal retirement benefits

Most Tax-Friendly States To Save Your Federal Retirement Benefits

Most Tax-Friendly States To Save Your Federal Retirement Benefits When selecting the location for life after federal retirement, no doubt sun n’sand and some golf courses figure prominently. But Florida and Arizona are not even in the top five in...
It’s Almost Federal Benefits Open Season For Federal Employees

It’s Almost Federal Benefits Open Season For Federal Employees

The Federal Benefits Open Season is just round the corner (Nov 9-Dec 14) and is your one and only annual opportunity to enroll or make changes to your health, dental, vision, and tax-saving needs. There are three federal benefits programs...

Calculators to Help You With TSP Investments and Withdrawal

Calculator (photo – reynermedia/flickr) It’s understandable if new federal employees are confused by the bewildering array of options for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) funds and investments. Not to mention all the rules and regulations regarding contributions and penalties limiting your...

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