Retirement Issues


Are you planning on retiring anytime soon? 


If so, you might want to check out some of these helpful websites which deal with retirement planning.

 It is hoped this information will help you in making a decision that will affect the rest of your life.


Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Daily Updated Retiree Information


Social Security Administration (SSA)




Internal Revenue Service (IRS)


Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)


MPWU Retirees Chapter Page


American Postal Workers Union (APWU)


Choose to Save - Financial Tools


***Postal Reporter / LuNewsandViews Retirement Page***


National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)


Federal Employees Group Health Insurance

 (to include Dental and Vision)


Consumer Information Catalog


Postal Retirement Information


USPS Keeping Posted - Retiree's Page


Access to LiteBlue, the Postal Services' employee Web site, has been enhanced to provide detailed retirement information for the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), CSRS Offset, and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Each topic is segmented, so employees can go directly to the issue of interest to them. A workbook including charts and examples for each segment is available for download or review online. This tool offers employees flexibility to access retirement and benefit information on various topics 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, a program to provide "Financial Literacy and Education" has been designed to assist employees with planning future retirement goals.


However, Before you retire, you are entitled to a one-on-one meeting with a Human Resource person to discuss your retirement and answer any questions you may have.  Do NOT allow Personnel/Human Resources to tell you that you can't have this meeting.  You have worked for the Postal Service for many years, not only have you earned this, you are entitled and deserve it.


If you plan to have health insurance through your retirement, you must have been an active participant in any FEHB plans for five (5) years prior to your retirement.


The Consumer Information Catalog is a good place to go to request free and/or low-cost information from the Federal Government to help in your choice(s) that you might have.


Additionally, if you are a Veteran, please check with your local Veterans Organization to see if there are programs out there to assist you in retiring and to ensure that you get everything you are entitled to.