First Installment of Retirement Incentive Due May 24

May 16, 2013

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APWU President Cliff Guffey is congratulating APWU retirees and other former employees who will soon receive the first installment of the $15,000 incentive the APWU negotiated last year. The first payment of $10,000 (minus applicable taxes and withholdings) will be available on May 24, 2013. The second installment of $5,000 will be paid on May 23, 2014.

“We hope our newest retirees are enjoying their new lives,” Guffey said. “We’re sure they will enjoy the incentive.

“But there are many battles still to fight — to strengthen the Postal Service and protect Social Security and Medicare to name a few — and we hope our recent retirees will spend some of their free time helping to win them,” he said.

Beginning May 24, 2013, retirees and other former employees who are eligible for the incentive payment may pick up their checks from the installation where they last worked. As an alternative, former employees may provide a PS Form 3077 to their final employing office requesting to have the check mailed to their address of record or to an address they provide on the form.

Retirees Director Judy Beard is urging local union officers and retiree chapter leaders to reach out to retirees when they pick up their checks on May 24. “Please thank them for their years of service and their support for the APWU, and please encourage them to join the Retirees Department,” she said. Applications are available at

The union is mailing responses to Frequently Asked Questions about distribution of the checks to eligible Retiree Department members.

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