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Human Capitol Enterprise System Guideline Services

Welcome to the
 Human Resources Shared Service Center
 (HRSSC)
 Greensboro, NC

HRSSC 1-877-477-3273, option 5
HRSSC (TDD/TTY)1-866-260-7507
PostalEASE1-877-477-3273
LiteBluehttp://liteblue.usps.gov

Please have Employee Identification Number and USPS PIN available.

HRSSC
Benefits/Compensation
PO Box 970400
Greensboro NC
27497-0400
HRSSC
Retirements/Separations
PO Box 970500
Greensboro, NC
27497-0500
HRSSC
EAS Selections
PO BOX 970200
Greensboro, NC
27497-0200
 

Human Resources

2008 Open Season and Other Benefits and Payroll Election Opportunities

Note: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) expire at the end of each year, but they can be renewed during FSA Open Season. Annual Leave Exchange (ALE) for next year’s leave requires an election during this ALE Open Season. Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Catch Up Contributions expire at the end of each year, but elections can be made at any time.

 

Benefit

Program

Note the deadlines…

Find out about

eligibility and options …

Prepare for and

make your elections…

Comments

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)

Program

Opens: 11/10

Closes: 12/09

5:00 p.m. CT

or

Qualifying Life Event (through HRSSC)

Guides to Benefits

Updates coming soon.

Prepare

PostalEASE FEHB

Worksheet

 

Use

PostalEASE

Coming to you in the mail: Guide to Benefits (program summary) with PostalEASE FEHB Worksheet.

Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)

Opens: 11/10

Closes: 12/08

11:59 p.m. ET

or

Qualifying Life Event (through FEDVIP, not HRSSC)

Guide to Dental & Vision Insurance

Update coming soon.

Use

www.benefeds.com

 

877-888-3337

 

TTY 877-889-5680

Coming to you in the mail: FEDVIP Guide.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Opens: 11/10

Closes: 12/28

5:00 p.m. CT

or

Qualified Life Status Change (through HRSSC)

FSA Brochure

Update coming soon.

Prepare

PostalEASE FSA

Worksheet

 

Use

PostalEASE

Coming to you in the mail: Post cards, leaflet, and brochure.

Annual Leave Exchange (ALE)

Opens: 11/15

Closes: 12/15

11:59 p.m. CT

Letter mailed to eligible employees.

Prepare

PostalEASE ALE

Worksheet (mailed

to eligible employees)

 

Use

PostalEASE

  • Most career nonbargaining unit employees from Rate Schedule Codes (RSCs) E, F, S, V, U, and Z may exchange from 8 to 128 hours in whole-hour increments if their annual leave balance is at least 160 hours as of close of business on January 2, 2009.
  • Bargaining unit employees from RSCs C, K, M, N, P, T, and Y may exchange from 8 to 40 hours in whole-hour increments if their annual leave balance is at least 440 hours and if they have used less than 75 hours of sick leave for the leave year as of close of business on January 2, 2009.
  • For bargaining unit employees, the lump sum is calculated on salary as of January 3, 2009, and included in the January 23, 2009, paycheck. For nonbargaining unit employees, the lump sum is cal­culated on salary as of January 17, 2009, and included in the February 6, 2009, paycheck. These lump sum payments are taxable in 2009.

Coming only to eligible employees in the mail: Letter about annual leave exchange.

Allotments/

Net-to-Bank (Direct Deposit)

Any time

Processed at

3:59 a.m. CT,

2nd Wednesday

of pay period

 

Prepare

PostalEASE Net-to-Bank

Worksheet

 

Use

PostalEASE

Thrift Savings Plan Regular Contributions

Any time

Processed at

3:59 a.m. CT,

2nd Wednesday

of pay period

www.tsp.gov/forms/tspbk08.pdf

Prepare

PostalEASE TSP

Worksheet

 

Use

PostalEASE

Coming to you in the mail: TSP enrollment information letter and PostalEASE TSP Worksheet.

TSP 50+

Catch-Up Contributions

Any time

 

Processed at

3:59 a.m. CT,

2nd Wednesday

of pay period

www.tsp.gov/forms/tspbk08.pdf

Prepare

PostalEASE TSP 50+

Catch Up Worksheet

 

Use

PostalEASE

Coming only to eligible employees in the mail: TSP enrollment information catch-up letter and PostalEASE TSP Catch-Up Worksheet.

TSP Investment Choices

Any time

www.tsp.gov/forms/tspbk08.pdf

Use

www.tsp.gov

 

Have TSP acct. no. or

Custom User ID

 

Have Web password

 

877-968-3778

TDD 877-847-4385

 

Have TSP acct. no.

 

Have TSP PIN

 

Mail form TSP-50

(available from HRSSC)

to TSP

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)

You may apply any time —

underwriting required

www.ltcfeds.com/usps

Choose your correct category of eligibility,

then click your desired files under “Information Kit Materials.”

Use

www.ltcfeds.com/usps

Choose your correct category of eligibility,

then click your desired files under “Application.”

Commuter Program

Any time

 

Processed at 11:59 p.m. ET, 10th day of the month

www.wageworks.com

Use

www.wageworks.com

 

877-924-3967

TTY 866-361-8017

 

M–F 8 a.m.–8 p.m. ET

 

 

 

 

 

 A few months ago all of our Official Personnel Folders (OPFs) were sent to a contracted scanning source and are now available for employees to view from home via LiteBlue - eOPF Employee Self Service.  www.LiteBlue.usps.gov <file://www.LiteBlue.usps.gov/>  They cannot be accessed from a Postal Computer.

You may view and print documents in your electronic Official Personnel Folder. You will need your Employee Identification Number and your USPS Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access this system. If you've forgotten your PIN, dial 877-477-3273. Follow the steps and your USPS PIN number will be mailed to your address of record or request it via PostalEASE.  https://ewss.usps.gov/esymain.htm <https://ewss.usps.gov/esymain.htm>

Linda Jennings, PHR
HR Generalist (Principal)
Hawkeye District

Bargaining Unit Reassignment  
Welcome to eReassign.

Lite Blue is a collection of external websites and internal postal links. Listed below are the different links on Lite Blue and their web address or postal link.

 Employement with the USPS

 E Reassign

Employee Benefits Research Institute http://www.choosetosave.org

Long Term Care Insurance http://www.ltcfeds.com

MyMoney.gov http://www.mymoney.gov

OPM Employment and Benefits http://www.opm.gov

OPM Health & Life Insurance http://www.opm.gov/insure

Social Security http://www.socialsecurity.gov

 

 

Commuter Program http://www.wageworks.com

Credit Union http://www.ncpcu.org/links.htm

Combined Federal Campaign http://www.opm.gov/cfc

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) https://www.myuhc.com

OPM Voluntary Contributions http://www.opm.gov/fers_election/facts/ri83-10.htm

Retirement Plan http://www.opm.gov/retire

 

 

Allotments/Payroll NTB       PostalEASE

Federal W4                          PostalEASE

eTravel Net to Bank             PostalEASE

Savings Bonds                    PostalEASE

 

 

Beneficiary Forms LiteBlue

Employee Labor Relations Manual (ELM) http://www.usps.com

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) LiteBlue

FEHB PostalEASE PostalEASE

Federal Insurance Programs http://www.opm.gov/insure

Life Insurance (FEGLI) http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/booklet/2004/postal

OPM Retirement Guidelines http://www.opm.gov/retire

Retirement Seminar Online

Uniform Program LiteBlue

 

 

 

Account Access http://www.tsp.gov/account/index.html

Check Rates of Return http://www.tsp.gov/rates/index.html

Calculators http://www.tsp.gov/calc/index.html

TSP Forms and Publications http://www.tsp.gov/forms/index.html

TSP Information http://www.tsp.gov

Sign Up/Change TSP                 PostalEASE

TSP Catch-up Contributions      PostalEASE

 

 

Employee Assistance Program http://www.eap4you.com

Postal Employee Relief Fund http://www.postalrelief.com

 

 

Shared Services Newsletter

 

 

Compare Health Plans http://www.opm.gov/insure/08/spmt/plansearch.aspx

Link to plans by state

Postal FEGLI Life Insurance

Postal Resources

 

 

WHO YA GONNA CALL (WITH PERSONNEL QUESTIONS?)

 

 

PERSONNEL TEAMS                      AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

PLACEMENTS TEAM              

LEADCAROLINE ROMORE (515) 251-2217

ADRIAN BOWLEY                     (515) 251-2211

 

Caroline & Adrian – APWU issues & bidding; MVS and Maintenance bidding; Maximizations; Complement ratios; PTF to FT Conversions; Limited duty placements; Mail Handler issues & bidding; probationary evaluations; NALC & Rural Carrier issues & bidding; career placements.

 

EAS VACANCIES TEAM      

LEADCYNTHIA SMITH         (515) 251-2224

 

150s, SWCs and WSCs, PS 8020s and OIC breaks, EAS vacancy announcements

BENEFITS, COMPENSATION, RETIREMENTS & SEPARATIONS – CALL HUMAN RESOURCES SHARED SERVICE CENTER –   1-877-477-3273 OPTION 5

Benefits; Compensation; Retirements; Separations & EAS placement 50s; Uniforms

HIRING & TESTING TEAM      

NON-CAREER LEAD

Val McElvain                   (515) 251-2217

GREG CHAMBERLIN                (515) 251-2212

DRENA MORRIS                       (515) 251-2213

MARY JO KASPER                    (515) 251-2178

SANDRA ELLIS                         (515) 251-2430

SALLY LEONARD                      (515) 251-2138

CAREER LEAD

BECKY STREETER        (515) 251-2223

KELLY HUTCHINSON              (515) 251-2214

MARY BERARDI                       (515) 251-2218

THERESA EDWARDS              (515) 251-2247

 

 

Val - supervise & coordinate non-career actions

Greg and Drena - TRCs and RCAs

Mary Jo – district casuals

SandyDes Moines & Cedar Rapids Casuals

Sally – Fingerprints & PMRs

 

 

Becky - supervise & coordinate career actions

Kelly - career hiring, eReassign

Mary - career Hiring, eReassign

Theresa – examinations & MSS

 

 

PERSONNEL FAX: (515) 251-2239                                  DISTRICT: (800) 877-7364

HR OFFICE GENERAL: (515) 251-2200                           PostalEASE: (877) 477-3273

EMPLOYMENT VERIF: (800) 276-9850                           IVR JOB BIDDING: (800) 222-2415

TSP TOLL-FREE (877) 968-3778                                     IT Support - RALEIGH: (800) 877-7435

TSP THRIFTLINE (504) 255-8777                         HUMAN RESOURCES SHARED SERVICES

JOB LINE: (515) 251-2061 or (800) 877-7364 ext 2061       (877) 477-3273 OPTION 5

UNIFORMS: (800) 790-7206        (Option 4, ext. 69888)                                                    

 

GovBenefits 

 

 

LiteBlue 

 

You can visit LiteBlue 24/7 on any computer with internet connections. LiteBlue is the next generation in employee communications. Helping you to communicate faster and stay connected.


It's packed with the information you want about career development, revenue and service performance, products, recognition — you name it. There's even a place where you can give feedback. Did you know you may now view your OPF (Official Personnel Folder) online, request unscheduled leave online, and soon view your pay statements online? You also can access PostalEASE through LiteBlue and change your benefits selections during open season.

You can access information about your benefits, beneficiary forms, Uniform Program information, money management information, and a retirement seminar, all on-line. Also available is e:reassign, the method used to request reassignment to another office or craft. Current employee deals can be found, as well as postal publications such as the Postal Bulletin and NewsLink.

You will want to view LiteBlue often because it will continue to evolve — to transform — and deliver results that serve you better. It's the postal way!

How do you log onto LiteBlue?

You'll need your Employee ID and USPS PIN to log on to LiteBlue.

Your Employee ID is easy to find — just look at the top of your earnings statement. It's the 8-digit number printed just above the words "Employee ID."

Your USPS PIN number is the same one you use to access PostalEASE. If you've forgotten it, there is a Self Service Pin Reset feature on LiteBlue. Just click on "forget your Pin?" after entering your Employee ID.

 

 

 

Please Post

Services Avail Through

PostalEASE and

Lightblue

 

Telephone 1-877-477-3273

Talk to an operator - option 5

TDD/TTY 1-866-620-7507

Hours of operation 6 AM - 7:30 PM (Central Standard Time)

Monday through Friday

 

Internet www.liteblue.usps.gov

Human Resources Shared Service Center

Greensboror, NC

 

Lite Blue

Lite Blue is a collection of external websites and internal postal links. Listed below are the different links on Lite Blue and their web address or postal link.

Financial Education

Employee Benefits Research Institute

Long Term Care Insurance

MyMoney.gov

OPM Employment and Benefits

OPM Health & Life Insurance

Social Security

Money Management

Commuter Program

Credit Union

Combined Federal Campaign

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

OPM Voluntary Contributions

Retirement Plan

Payroll

Allotments/Payroll NTB PostalEASE

Federal W4 PostalEASE

eTravel Net to Bank PostalEASE

Savings Bonds PostalEASE

Benefits Management

Beneficiary Forms LiteBlue

Employee Labor Relations Manual (ELM)

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) LiteBlue

FEHB PostalEASE PostalEASE

Federal Insurance Programs

Life Insurance (FEGLI)

OPM Retirement Guidelines

Retirement Seminar Online

Uniform Program LiteBlue

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Account Access

Check Rates of Return

Calculators

TSP Forms and Publications

TSP Information

Sign Up/Change TSP PostalEASE

TSP Catch-up Contributions PostalEASE

Employee Resources

Employee Assistance Program

Postal Employee Relief Fund

Postal People Shared Services Newsletter

Health Care Providers

Compare Health Plans Link to plans by state

 

To access PostalEASE you need your Employee Identification Number (it can be found on your earning statement) and you USPS Personal Identification Number (PIN)

 

The Following benefits are accessible through Liteblue and PostalEASE:

Benefits and Compensation

* Health Benefits (FHEBA)

* Life Insurance (FEGLI)

* Beneficiary Forms

* Death Benefits

* Leave Policies

* Annual Leave Exchange

* Savings Bonds

* Uniform Allowance

* Civilian/Military Buybacks

* Donated Leave

* Flexible Savings Accounts (FSA)

* Thrift Savings Accounts (TSP) Enrollment and catch-up

* Allotments/Net to Bank

* Federal W4 Forms

* W2 forms Reprints

 

Retirement/Separations

* General Information on Retirement

* Requests to File Retirement Applications (Options and Disability)

* Individual Retirement Counseling

* Annuity Estimates

* Creditable Service History

* All Separation Requests

* Hard-copy informational material mailed to your home.

Retirement Seminar information will soon be available to all Postal Service employees through LiteBlue. The retirement presentation includes various segments representing the A to Z information you need to know for retirement planning - whether you are covered by CSRS, CSRS offsett or FERS retirement. All this will be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week via LiteBlue. This information will also be available in a DVD format in the near future.

 

Important Phone Numbers

 

Flexible Spending Account

1-800-842-2026

 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

1-800-EAP4YOU

 

Thrift Savings Plan 

1-877-968-3778

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

1-888-EEOUSPS

 

Uniform Allowance

1-800-287-5003

 

National Emergency Hotline

1-888-363-7462

 

Telephone Job Bidding*

1-800-222-2415

TDD/TTY 1-800-520-0625

*Computer and Telephone Job Bidding Hours are: Monday-Friday, 3AM to Midnight, Central Time, including holidays. Saturday 3 AM to 6 PM Central Time, including holidays

No bidding on Sundays!

 

 

LiteBlue Service Talk

 

 

Health Care Providers

 

Postal People

 

 

 

Employee Resources

 

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

 

 

 

Benefits Management

 

Payroll

 

Money Management

 

Financial Education

 

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Form 3 - Certificate by Employee of Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave.

Form 4 - Certification by Service member's Health Care Provider for Caregiver Military Family Leave.

 

 

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