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You Have Options with the TSP

Guest post by David Fielder. David Fielder is owner of Postal Benefits GroupClick below to see all of Davids’s Guest Posts. Click Here The TSP is an excellent savings vehicle while you are working and for FERS employees there is matching on up…



Check your Beneficiaries

Guest post by David Fielder. David Fielder is owner of Postal Benefits GroupClick below to see all of Davids’s Guest Posts. Click Here As we approach the end of the year it is time to review your beneficiaries for all of your Postal…


CSRS Employees and Social Security

Guest post by David Fielder. David Fielder is owner of Postal Benefits GroupClick below to see all of Davids’s Guest Posts. Click Here One of the most common questions we receive in our seminars is from CSRS employees on their Social Security. While…


Things to consider before you retire

Guest post by David Fielder. David Fielder is owner of Postal Benefits GroupClick below to see all of Davids’s Guest Posts. Click Here Thousands of Postal employees are considering retirement.    This blog will help you prepare for the retirement process and make sure…


Cat and Mouse on the Workroom Floor

A guest blog by Dennis Dressler James Baldwin famous author and scholar once stated, “Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have”. Anyone working for, or with the Post Office has considered this topic. I once…




Post Plan – The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

A Ruralinfo.net Editorial In July 2011, the Postal Service announced that nearly 3700 post office’s would be studied for closure.  There was major public outcry, especially from small rural communities who did not want to lose their post office.  Public…


Strike to Action – A Ruralinfo.net Guest Blog

A guest blog by VOCAL RCA While the postal service struggles to complete day to day operations, United Parcel Service (UPS), just formulated a new contract with its’ Teamsters Union (Bloomberg report by Mary Jane Credeur in Atlanta) to avoid…


Postal Déjà vu

Most people do not think of the job of a Postal worker as being a dangerous job.  In reality, there are a lot of dangers Postal workers face both in the plants and post offices and on the street delivering…


Some USPS Saturday Delivery History

From the start, letter carriers delivered mail six days a week, usually Monday through Saturday.6 In May and June 1947, Saturday deliveries were temporarily eliminated in some cities due to budget shortfalls. In 1957, Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield decided…


Solving the Rural Carrier Relief Identity Crisis

I wanted to help clear the fog on all of the rural carrier relief designations and titles. Most of today’s rural carrier relief carriers fall under one of these four designations Rural Carrier Associates (RCAs)—(Designation Code 78) – Rural carrier…