Retiring Soon? Postal Retirees Can 'Keep Posted'

By on June 18, 2012 in Current Events with 3 Comments

Postal Services retirees can stay informed after retirement on KeepingPosted.org. The website provides up to date information on postal products and services as well as information on retiree benefits and legislation that affects the Postal Service.

Retirees are eligible for “Retiree Deals,” the section that offers discounted prices on computers and other products and services.

There is also a section that focuses on health and wellness, giving retirees tips on how to stay healthy and active after retirement.

Another section highlights the benefits of volunteering after retirement. Studies have shown that volunteering is an incredibly fulfilling activity in which many retirees oftentimes find a whole new purpose in life.

In addition, there are links to other government agencies and non-profit organizations that provide products and services retirees might find interesting, such as AARP and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). In fact, you might even find a new hobby, such as stamp collecting, if you check out the section on “Stamp Events.” This section highlights the locations of upcoming stamp events for prospective attendees.

One of the most popular features of Keeping Posted is the “Retiree Spotlight,” which features a different postal retiree each month. This month, 32-year postal veteran Weldon Cook is featured. He retired in 2005 after 32 years of service as Postmaster of Chula Vista, CA. Find out what he’s up to now.

So after retiring, send an email to keepingposted@usps.gov and report the adventures you’ve had, hobbies you’ve started, contributions you’ve made in your community or your volunteer work.

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Meiko S. Patton is a writer for the federal government and the founder of Federal Side Hustle News Magazine. You can find her on twitter @careersavvyfed.

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