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Ernie Arrañaga

 


 

 
Br. 193 Vice President:
Tommy Rivera

 


 

 
Br.193 2nd Vice President:
Sheri Davis

 


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2019

BRANCH 193
OFFICERS


Ernie Arrañaga - President
Tommy Rivera- Vice President
Sherie Davis- 2nd Vice President
Pat Mulligan - Recording Secretary
Sharon Epp - Financial Secretary
Kelvin Kamachi - Treasurer
Guillermo Martinez - Sgt. at Arms
Guillermo Martinez - Leg. Liaison
Dan Matya- Trustee
Mike Cisneros - Trustee
Laurie Duarte- Trustee
Jackie Lanto - Trustee
Frank Pieracci - Trustee
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BRANCH 193
SHOP STEWARDS


Almaden Valley
T.J. Wyatt Jr.

Bayside
Alfonso Montano


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Collie Turner

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Alex Friedan

Campbell
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Barbara Estrada


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Leticia Resendez
Mary Ann Angel

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Joline Masten

Hillview
Victor Barrientos

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Nathan Beam

Los Gatos Dell
Justin Frew

Milpitas
Sherie Davis

Morgan Hill
Angel Montelongo Jr.

Robertsville
Hasan Dulie
Christina Fanthorpe

St. James Park
Chris North

Saratoga
Candice Wurthmann

Seven Trees
Avtar Singh

Willow Glen
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Welcome, Branch 193 Retirees!

 

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST RETIREES

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WORKPLACE ISSUES

Retirement

Dan Toth

Dan Toth

Director of Retired Members

Dan Toth was elected NALC director of retired members in 2018 through an election conducted by mail. Full bio

NALC’s Retirement Department serves the members, active and retired, with advice and assistance regarding pre-retirement and post-retirement issues. These issues primarily involve the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and its administration of the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS). But the issues also at times intersect with other agencies and programs, including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Medicare, Social Security, Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) and Federal Employees’ Health Benefits (FEHB).

Letter from OPM Director, Jeff Pon to Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan

Designation of beneficiary forms available here

If you want to ensure your beneficiary designation(s) for FEGLI, TSP or retirement death benefits are current because your spouse died, your beneficiary’s address changed or for any other reason or combination of reasons, mail a new Designation of Beneficiary form to the appropriate address provided on each form. The OPM recommends simply updating your beneficiary designation(s), rather than requesting a copy from your file.

2020 Retiree COLAs Projection: 1.6% as of July 2019

The 2020 COLAs for CSRS and FERS benefits are based on the increase in the average CPI-W between the 3rd quarter of 2018 (246.352) and the 3rd quarter of 2019 (TBA).

Based on the July 2019 CPI-W (1982-84=100) of 250.236 the 2020 CSRS and FERS COLAs are currently projected to be 1.6%. The 2020 retiree COLA calculation will be finalized in October 2019 with the release of the CPI-W for September 2019.

CSRS annuities receive full COLAs; COLAs for FERS annuities are payable for retirees 62 and older and may be reduced by up to one percentage point from the increase in the CPI.

For details and a look at recent COLAs and trends, click here.

General contact information

The NALC Retirement Department can be reached by calling 800-424-5186 (toll free)Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, 10 a.m. to Noon or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern time), or by calling the NALC Headquarters switchboard at 202-393-4695 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern time) and asking for the Retirement Department.

COLCPE - Annuity formThe USPS HR Shared Service Center (HRSSC) can be reached by current employees who are planning or applying for retirement by calling 877-477-3273, option 5.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) acts as the personnel office for retired letter carriers, and is the agency responsible for administering retirement, health and life insurance benefits. Before you call or write to OPM, be sure to have your Civil Service Annuity (CSA) number ready. OPM can be reached by retirees who have a CSA number by calling 888-767-6738 or 724-794-2005, 7:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (Eastern time), or 202-606-0500 in the Washington, DC, area. Mail your written inquiries to Office of Personnel Management, Retirement Operations Center, Boyers, PA 16017 (unless OPM has specified a different address for a specific action such as health benefits open season).

PowerPoints

  • Click here to download Director Toth’s workshop PowerPoint presentation, “CSRS and FERS: A Guide for Employees Approaching Retirement.”

Additional information

Click on the “plus” symbol next to each topic below to see more information:

Are you planning to retire?

Are you already retired?

Are you a branch or state director of retirees?

CSRS & FERS annuity estimates

Were you a casual prior to Jan. 1, 1989?

Other useful publications and resources

 
 

 

               CONTACTING   OPM   FOR HELP

 

OPM acts as the personnel office for retired letter carriers, and is the agency responsible for administering retirement,


health and life insurance benefits.
Before you call or write to OPM, be sure to have your Civil Service Annuity (CSA)
number ready.

 

 

888-767-6738

 

 

For general inquiries.

     
202-606-0500
  General inquiry number for retirees in the Washington, D.C. area.
     
800-409-6528
  Special number for making changes in tax withholding and requesting
duplicate tax statements.
 
Write to OPM: 
 

Mail your written inquiries to: Office of Personnel Management, Retirement Operations Center, Boyers, PA 16017
(unless OPM has specified a different address for a specific action such as health benefits open season).

 

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LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE

Letter carriers or retired carriers can apply for coverage under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program at any time. You do not have to wait until the next Open Season, but must submit a "full underwriting" application. "Full underwriting" means that applicants will have to answer numerous health-related questions. It may also include a review of medical records and possibly an interview with a nurse. OPM has stated that this is the same level of underwriting that those who purchase individual policies in the private market undergo.

Letter carriers may obtain additional information about any aspect of the Long-Term Care Program by calling 1-800-582-3337 or visiting the LTC web site at  www.LTCFEDS.com

You can also download application forms or apply on line at that website.

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Brian Renfroe

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Paul Barner

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