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News from Your Ohio Chapter


A new Social Security bill has been introduced in House, H.R. 7084, You Earned It, You Keep It Act-Sponsor Craig D-MN, Cosponsors 7-D, Bill would eliminate all Federal taxes on Social Security Benefits

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H.R. 82 Social Security Fairness Act now has 307 Co-Sponsors, 203-D 104-R. Latest to sign is Rep. Gimenez FLA-R. The related bill in the senate S.597 Social Security Fairness Act has 50 Co-Sponsors 40-Democrats; 7 Republican; 3 Independent. For more info go to: or

congratulations to Lisa Koprivec, 

While attending the UPMA membership meeting in Orlando Florida, she was presented with the Eagle Award for Membership in our Ohio Chapter.


Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of the chapter.

Special Exemption to carry mail                     ends May 3, 2024

Special exemption ends May 3 2024 Offici[...]
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2024 EAS pay range and increase

EAS Salary 2024.pdf
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WEP/GPO FIELD HEARING: FROM Dave Cook, UPMAR Legislative Chairman

Social Security Subcommittee Field Hearing on Social Security’s Disservice to Public Servants: How the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset Mistreat Government Workers. The Hearing is on November 20, 2023 at 2:00 PM (Central Standard Time) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 


HERE IS WHAT WE ARE WATCHING:      Dave Cook, UPMAR Legislative Chair

WEP/GPO Update- Dave Cook, UPMAR Legislative Chairman

H.R. 82 Social Security Fairness Act has 300 Cosponsors- 201(D) 99(R)

S. 597 Social security Fairness Act has 49 Cosponsors- 39(D) 7 (R) 3

Other bills to watch regarding WEP/GPO are:

H.R. 4260 Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act has 102 Cosponsors 102(D)

H.R. 4583 Social Security 2100 Act has 179 Cosponsors 179(D)

S-2780 Social Security 2100 Act has 4 Cosponsors 4(D)

                                                                                                                          November 16, 2023

Executive Board Meeting held 11/12/2023


Your Ohio Chapter executive committee held a board meeting Sunday November 12 in the meeting room at the Embassy Suites hotel at the Akron-Canton Airport. The meeting was called to welcome the newly elected officers and transition from last years officers to the new slate.

    The usual business of the chapter was completed along with discussions of the 2024 Chapter Convention and the 2024 Central Area Officers Summit CAOS.

    The Convention will be held May 31-June 2, 2024. This years location will be the Salt Fork State Park Lodge, 14755 Cadiz Road in Lore CityOhio, 43755. There are 148 rooms and 53 cabins along with RV and primitive camping options. The park offers trails, pools, a marina, disk golf, fishing, a nature center and much more.

    CAOS will be September 21, 2024 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Canton. This meeting to train UPMA officers is open to all members. 

    The board recognized VP Laura Reese for her talents and energy preparing and winning the "Star" award for our Ohio Chapter at this years National Convention. Likewise Paul Joseph was recognised for receiving his award as Editor of our Chapter newsletter. 




Updated list of planned S & DC implementation in July of 2024                            10/2/23

Sorting and Distribution Center updates for 2024
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Federal Benefits Open Season begins Nov. 13, 2023 and ends Dec. 11, 2023. The annual open season gives federal employees and other eligible individuals the opportunity to review their FEHB and vision/dental (FEDVIP) plan options, make changes, and enroll for the upcoming benefit year that begins January 1, 2024. Specific plan information including 2024 FEHB premium rates will be released by OPM in October


Ohio UPMA Membership Standings 2024

Well the year is underway with another membership contest.  Ohio is doing good but we are off to a slow start.

The goals set for this year are 10% more than last year.  Our goals set by the National Office this year are 148 EAS and 58 Associate 

This is where we ended in December of 2023

Postmaster Member Post Offices:  303

Non-Member Post Offices:  211

Total Offices:  514

% Member Post Offices; 58.95%

Post Office Member:  301

Manager Members:  20

Supervisor Members:  239

Associate Members:  163

PMR Members:  5

Retired Members:  308

Total Active:  565

Total Members:  1048


This is our standings as of March 1, 2024


Postmaster Office Members:  319

Non-Member Post Offices:  195

Total Locations:  514

% Member Post Offices:  62.06

Post Office Member:  317

Manager Members :  19

Supervisor Members:  241

Associate Members:  158

PMR:  5

Retired:  295

Total Active:  582

Total Members:  1059


YTD 28 of the 148 for a 15.54%   EAS Members

YTD 3 of 58 for a 5.17% for Associate Members


Alan T. Metzcar

Immediate Past President

Ohio UPMA Chapter

Chapter Member Representative 430,433, 438


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Stone Creek 43840

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May 30 - June 2, 2024
Ohio Chapter Convention Salt Fork State Park Lore City, Oh


August 24 – 30, 2024
National UPMA Convention Caribe Royal Resort Orlando, FL


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