July 2019 Cola

martian

Active member
I believe you will get an annual increase from OPM effective January 1, 2020. You will no longer get any COLA, etc. from USPS except for the back pay due you from the recently approved contract.
 

eastofcascades

New member
Well if you are referring to July 2019 cola and you retired in April then it doesn’t apply to you. If you are referring to the colas that happen when we didn’t have a contract in 2018 then I believe a check will be sent to the post office you last worked at which may or may be a separate check from the pay raises that were passed
 

Punkie5

Well-known member
I believe you will get an annual increase from OPM effective January 1, 2020. You will no longer get any COLA, etc. from USPS except for the back pay due you from the recently approved contract.
I’m Speaking specifically of the backpay....now retired. When will I get it and how?
 

FrozenToes

Well-known member
40K
The COLAs for Table 1 all steps and Table 2 step 15 will be:
July 2018= 229 and July 2019= 624.
The rest of Table 2 COLAs are proportional for each step.
July 2018= .0039 x base salary of step = COLA
July 2019= .0106 x base salary of step = COLA
The general wage increase is 1.3% of whatever step you're at using the salaries off of the March 2018 tables.
 
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Punkie5

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We were told retirees would get their back pay in a check mailed to their office, not their home address. No timeline was specified.
And how would one find out if and when that check is available for pick up.....it could get lost in the piles......
We can’t rely on management.....why isn’t this being mailed to our homes?
 

FrozenToes

Well-known member
And how would one find out if and when that check is available for pick up.....it could get lost in the piles......
We can’t rely on management.....why isn’t this being mailed to our homes?
If memory serves me correctly, they will announce what check it will be on.
Hint: it takes awhile.
 

martian

Active member
And how would one find out if and when that check is available for pick up.....it could get lost in the piles......
We can’t rely on management.....why isn’t this being mailed to our homes?
It's BS the USPS doesn't mail the check to the last address on file. After retirement, I will have no desire to see my PM ever again. They have the ability to mail your final W-2 but cannot send this check?
 

tabletwoblues

Active member
It's BS the USPS doesn't mail the check to the last address on file. After retirement, I will have no desire to see my PM ever again. They have the ability to mail your final W-2 but cannot send this check?
They’re hoping a lot of them will go unclaimed. Since our union keeps its members soooooooo informed. I bet barely anyone knows
 

Punkie5

Well-known member
Who’s going to tell what check to me? I’m not there, I’m retired and yes, I don’t care to go back into that
Dark hole. How are retirees going to get their Cola backpay?
 

martian

Active member
Who’s going to tell what check to me? I’m not there, I’m retired and yes, I don’t care to go back into that
Dark hole. How are retirees going to get their Cola backpay?
Punkie, we don't know when the checks will be issued. My best guess is it will take a couple of months. Everyone that got a check for working on a rural route for the past year or so will be eligible. From memory, it seems every carrier's back pay has to be individually figured and the checks/adjustments will occur at the same time (so as to not favor some carriers over other carriers.)

My suggestion is to watch this site and I am sure there will be comments/questions when money appears on our paychecks. At that point, I assume your check will be at your old post office. If it was me, I'd call and ask that the check be sent to you from your old office, but wait until you read about it here.

But again, I find it hard to believe we will see the back pay before mid-October.
 

Voglio-il mio

Well-known member
This is from the NRLCA site:

The retroactive portion of the November 24, 2018 GWI will be calculated by the USPS after PP 19-2019 and will be paid as soon as administratively practicable after PP 19-2019

COLA adjustment will be effective August 31, 2019, (PP 19-2019) and will be reflected in the paycheck dated September 20, 2019.
 
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