New Year Save-the-Dates!

Elizabeth Powell

January 8, 2024

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2024 Secretary-Treasurer’s Training

The 2024 Secretary-Treasurer’s Training is scheduled for March 5-7, 2024, at the MGM National Harbor located at 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Registration and additional information can be found in the Events section of the website. The three-day session will cover Fiduciary Responsibility, Beginners QuickBooks, and Refresher QuickBooks. It is required that a member has previously taken Beginners QuickBooks training to be eligible to take the Refresher training. Please note that all classes will be held simultaneously. Therefore, individuals may register for only one class for all three days.

Be sure to register early for the Secretary-Treasurer’s Training as space is limited, especially for the Quick-Books training classes. To assist local presidents and treasurers in timely electronic filing of the required Department of Labor LM reports, representatives from the Department of Labor will be facilitating LM 2, LM 3, and LM 4 training. In addition to the LM report training, Ebert and Harrison, who provides bond coverage for our affiliates, will also provide a presentation. Please ensure your travel days to and from the training include March 4 and March 8. It is strongly recommended that new and current local and state presidents and treasurers attend at least one Secretary-Treasurer’s training a year.

APWU 2024 National Convention Detroit, Michigan

Preparations are ongoing for the APWU National Convention in Detroit, MI July 15-18, 2024. Local and state officers should pay close attention to information in the APWU magazine, email correspondences, and information posted on the APWU webpage. The official Convention Call will be in the March-April issue of The American Postal Worker magazine and will include other important information to assist local and state organizations with budgeting and planning for convention dates.

  • July 12, 2024 – 8:00 a.m. to July 18, 2024 – 5:00 p.m.
  • July 12: Pre-Convention Workshops
  • July 13-14: Division Conferences
  • July 15-18: Convention

IMPORTANT Legal Requirement Dates to Remember!

Organizing and prioritizing your responsibilities and duties for the year is crucial in ensuring all legal requirements are fi led in a timely manner. 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 deadlines:

  • January 31: W-’s 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 fi ling) *File by the fifth month and 15th day after the end of fiscal year*

APWU Scholarships – Deadline to Apply is May 31, 2024

The scholarship application deadline for the E.C Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship, Vocational Scholarship, and Best Essay Award for 2024 is May 31, 2024. Every year, the union selects deserving students to receive scholarships for the 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.

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