Are You Ready for 2022?

Elizabeth Powell

January 6, 2022

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(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Knowledge, staying organized and prioritizing responsibilities all play an important role for local and state officers, specifically presidents and treasurers maintaining financial accountability and viability. Attending the various training opportunities offered by the Secretary-Treasurer’s Department ensures officers have the ability to properly execute their duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge is the key to success, whether you are a newly elected officer, an officer who has been performing the duties for some time. Attending training, whether for the first time, or as a refresher, has proven beneficial. Organizing and prioritizing your responsibilities and duties for the year is crucial in ensuring all legal requirements are timely filed. Writing down and keeping track of important monthly deadlines assist in keeping officers organized. The following dates should be included in prioritizing your monthly schedule of important dates:

January 31: W-2s and 1099s

March 30: DOL – LM2, LM 3 or LM 4 (Mandatory Electronic filing)

File within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year

May 15: IRS – 990, 990-EX, 990-N (Electronic filing)

File by the 5th month and 15th day after the end of fiscal year

The Secretary-Treasurer’s Department’s virtual trainings will continue to be scheduled until in-person conferences can safely resume.

Deadline to Apply for APWU Scholarships is March 31, 2022

The scholarship deadline for the E.C Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship, Vocational Scholarship, and Best Essay Award for 2022 is March 31, 2022. Every year the Union selects deserving students to receive scholarships for college or vocational institution of their choosing. The APWU Scholarship Program is one of the great benefits of being a member of the Union. The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards 10 recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program. Five Vocational Scholarship winners receive up to $3,000 to be used for three years of study in a specific trade, technical, industrial, or vocational school. One "Best Essay” winner is selected from the applicant pool to receive a one-time $2,000 award to his or her four-year college tuition.

2021-2024 Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the APWU and USPS Ratification Vote.

The 2021-2024 Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and USPS and the ratification ballot will be mailed to each member. Please make sure you vote as your future is in your hands. Non-members will also receive a copy of the tentative agreement with a membership 1187 form, required to be completed in order to participate in the ratification vote. The summary of the 2021-2024 Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement can be reviewed here.

National Convention: August 15-18, 2022

Preparations are ongoing for the August 15-18, 2022 APWU National Convention. Local and State officers should pay close attention to information in the American Postal Worker, email correspondence and information posted on the APWU webpage. The official Convention Call will be in the March-April magazine, as well as other important information to assist local and state organizations with budgeting and planning for convention dates. The deadline for submission of resolutions printed in the convention book is June 6, 2022. Resolutions from local or state affiliates and local and state retiree chapters must be submitted electronically through the email address.

Additional Benefits for APWU Members and Retirees: AFL-CIO Employees Federal Credit Union!

The American Postal Workers Union has secured an additional benefit for our members and retirees, who are now eligible to access the variety of products and services offered by the AFL-CIO Employees Federal Credit Union. APWU members and retirees can conduct business through an AFL-CIO EFCU branch office, at 5000+ shared branches throughout the country, via internet and mobile banking.

Services that the AFL-CIO EFCU offer to members include ATMs, Mobicint Internet Banking, Direct Deposit, Visa Check/Debit Card, Savings and Checking Accounts. Members and Retirees will also have access to Auto Loans, Mortgage Loans and Personal Signature Loans and more. All services offered by the AFL-CIO EFCU are available at, as well as

January 25 - APWU Live with the President

Join APWU Live with the President Livestream on January 25 at 7:00pm ET! During the event, President Dimondstein will discuss and answer questions on the Tentative Agreement, and provide updates on the ratification process. Register and submit questions for the event at The recording of the APWU Live will be available to view at and following the event.

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