Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the UPMA. United Postmasters and Managers of America exists to support our membership through communication, education and representation.
Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the UPMA. United Postmasters and Managers of America exists to support our membership through communication, education and representation.  

We are honored to announce that

Jack Wilkins, UPMA National Retiree President,

will be attending our Ohio Chapter Convention

at Kalahari for the full event.

 

Please introduce yourself and 
     make him feel welcome.
     

Hazel Boettcher, 

OH Retiree President

 

2018 COLA ANNOUNCED FOR FEDERAL RETIREES

copied from UPMA GOLD

 

The 2018 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients and annuitants in both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) will increase 2.0 percent, the Social Security Administration announced today.  Because the COLA amount is not more than 2%, both CSRS and FERS retirees will receive the same percentage.  CSRS COLA and FERS COLA are awarded based on the following formula:  
•  If the CSRS COLA is more than 3%, the FERS COLA is 1% less 
•  If the CSRS COLA is more than 2% but less than 3%, then the FERS COLA is 2%. 
•  If the CSRS COLA is less than 2%, then the FERS COLA is the same. 

 
The 2018 federal retiree COLA is much larger than last year's 0.3 percent increase and the zero COLA in 2016.  It's also the first year the CSRS and FERS COLA has been 2.0 percent or more since 2012.  

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