COLA Increase

August 25, 2014

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Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of $686 per year in September 2014, in accordance with the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The raise is the result of an increase in the consumer price index (CPI-W). The effective date is Sept. 6, 2014 (Pay Period 20-2014, Pay Date Sept. 26, 2014).

The 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement provides for COLA adjustments based on the January 2012, July 2012, January 2013, July 2013, January 2014, July 2014, and January 2015 the CPI-W.

So far, employees have received cost-of-living adjustments totaling $1,830. The next COLA increase will be based on the January 2015 CPI-W and will be effective in March 2015.

Career employees will also receive a 1 percent increase in their annual salaries effective Nov. 15, which will be reflected in paychecks dated Dec. 5. The increase will apply to employees covered by the APWU-USPS 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Postal Support Employees (PSEs), who are not eligible for COLAs, will receive a raise of 2.5 percent effective Nov. 15, 2014.

Updated pay scales are available at Printed copies, showing the September COLA will be included in the September-October edition of The American Postal Worker magazine.

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