Local 304 is a branch of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union
First Cost of Living Allowance of 2018 - $520 to be effective March 3rd
Effective on March 3, 2018, career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the fourth of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2016 National Agreement. This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the January 2018 Index, and provides an annual increase of $520 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2. The remaining Steps in Table 2 will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3 of the National Agreement. The increase will appear in paychecks dated March 23, 2018. SEE NEW CHART BELOW ON WEBPAGE
The Local 304 Executive Board met on Thursday, February 22, 2018 to discuss and vote on a replacement for Local Recording Secretary Timothy J. Manning, who is retiring on February 28, 2018. The board voted unanimously to fill the remaining term with Steve Lenzly, who is currently the Branch President of the Cincinnati, Ohio MPO. Steve will begin this job on February 28, 2018.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES FIRST ALLIANCE OFFERS FREE HELP
A few months ago, the founder and President of Federal Employees First Alliance spoke to the Local 304 Executive Council about his company, and offered free financial advice to the members of Local 304. The Executive Council agreed to share this information with it's members. This is what the company is all about:Federal Employees First Alliance provides HR guidance to federal employees, meeting with them and recommending the optimal benefit allocation to maximize their retirement and prevent them from paying unnecessary taxes on their hard earned money. If you are interested in getting free advice from Federal Employees First Alliance, simply click on the company logo below.
ARTHUR VALLONE SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The NPMHU Arthur S. Vallone scholarship program will begin accepting applications on November 21st, 2017 for scholarships to be paid during the 2018-2022 years. We are challenging Mail Handlers & their families to take advantage of these monies available at no expense - just the time needed to apply.
The National Postal Mail Handlers Union is pleased to offer the opportunity for regular craft members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and members of their immediate families, to apply for scholarship assistance from the NPMHU Arthur S. Vallone National Scholarship Program. Specific eligibility requirements for the program and application instructions are available at the link below.
Brothers and Sisters of Local 304,
The Retirement Q&A that I promised to post for you is now online. It is very user friendly. You can go to the Table of Contents and simply click on a subject that you are interested in, and the program will take you right to the subject page. You can find this booklet by going to the left-side of this page to the Retirement Q&A link is, click on it, and it will take you right to the page, or simply click on the picture below-Timothy J. Manning, Local 304 Recording Secretary.
We have had requests to put a retirement calculator on this website, and we have found a site that is self-explanatory, and gives you the option to calculate your retirement whether you are a CSRS or FERS employee. It also allows you to calculate your TSP retirement. Look to the left on this page to the sidebar, and click on the retirement picture to go to this site.
Local 304 Recording Secretary Steven Lenzly is the website developer for this site. He is also the editor and controller of this site. If there is information you would like to see posted on this site, you can contact Steve at: email@example.com
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