To Do For All That Which No One Can Do For Oneself

A complete and comprehensive estate plan includes properly filled out beneficiary designation forms. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses what federal employees need to consider in avoiding the biggest mistakes in making their beneficiary designations.

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Re-posted from My Federal Retirement

Over two million union members and retirees are veterans — the heart and the backbone of America.


Union Plus now offers the new Union Plus Mortgage Veterans Grant to provide qualified union member veterans with a $1,000 grant that never needs to be repaid to help offset the costs of a down payment.

To be eligible for a grant, members must meet the following qualifications:

Finance their mortgage of their primary residence through the Union Plus Mortgage program on or after November 1, 2014

Be an active or retired union member of a participating union

Be a veteran of the United States Armed Services

Voter Registration Info

September 24th, 2014 | Posted by admin in News | Vote - (0 Comments)

October 7, 2014 is the deadline to register to vote or update your registration in time to vote at the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election.

Methods of Registration

City of Chicago residents can get voter registration info at

Cook County

DuPage county

Lake county

Will county

Kane county

In Memory…

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Happy Labor Day!

September 1st, 2014 | Posted by admin in Holidays | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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The Social Security Administration has closed 80 field offices in the past few years, and it has big plans for closing even more. Click to download a shocking graph of closures: Graph of Office Closings FY-10-14

In-person service is critical to ensuring complex questions are answered and that customers receive the benefits they earned. That’s why over 43 million Americans visited SSA field offices last year. Do your part to stop office closures – write your members of Congress today!

Click here for the AFGE Petition.

TEN (10) $500 Scholarships will be awarded
to eligible dependents of employees of: CMS, SSA & SSA Field Offices.
Hurry! Deadline is June 6, 2014
Click on link for application

net-neutrality-tombstone-620x372The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in the process of creating new rules that may determine how open the Internet will be, who will profit most from it and whether start-ups will face new barriers that will make it harder for ideas to flourish.


Stamp Out Hunger

May 8th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events - (0 Comments)
Join the National Association of Letter Carriers as they “Stamp Out Hunger.”
Letter Carriers’ 22nd Annual Food Drive
Saturday, May 10, 2014
There are two ways to participate:
·         Leave non-perishable food at any Post Office location now through Saturday, May 10
·         Leave a bag of food in front of your mailbox on Saturday, May 10
All food donations will go to a local food pantry in your neighborhood.

Hey AFGE Local 1395 members, let’s MOBILIZE! Representatives Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran of Virginia recently introduced an AFGE-backed bill that would give federal employees a 3.3% raise in 2015. The increase would apply both to General Schedule employees and hourly workers. Call your U.S. Rep and ask him/her to sponsor The Fair Act – H.R. 4306. We need sponsors from Illinois!