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S.316: Postal Service Protection Act of 2013

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Sponsor Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 31 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Postal Service Protection Act of 2013 - Sets forth rules for the recalculation of annuities for employees of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and for the redetermination of surplus or supplemental liabilities under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). Prescribes the "average pay" to be used in calculating annuities and surplus amounts.

Authorizes the transfer of surplus postal retirement contributions in FY2013 to the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, the Postal Service Fund, and the Employees' Compensation Fund under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) and to USPS for payment of its debt obligations.

Eliminates the requirement for pre-funding of the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund.

Sets forth criteria for the closing or consolidation of postal facilities.

Allows USPS to provide any nonpostal service or product in a manner consistent with the public interest.

Provides for the mailing of wine and beer sen...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.