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Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) set at $208

Effective March 11, 2023, Pay Period 07-2023 (and retroactively applicable), all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive a cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2019 National Agreement.  This is the first of six possible COLA increases under the terms of the current agreement.  This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the January 2023 Index, using the July 2022 CPI index as a base, and will provide an annual increase of $208 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2.  The remaining Steps in Table 2 will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3 of the National Agreement. As the 2022 National Agreement has now been ratified, this pay will be implemented beginning in Pay Period 09 -2023 which begins on April 8, 2023.

Effective November 19, 2022, Pay Period 25-2022 (and retroactively applicable)— For career mail handlers, the basic annual salary for each grade and step of Table One and Table Two shall be increased by an amount equal to 1.3% of the basic annual salary for the grade and step in effect on September 20, 2022. This is the first of three-scheduled general wage increases as outlined in the 2022 National Agreement. In addition to the general increases provided in Section 9.1, wage schedule RSC M reflects an additional 1% increase for steps AA-A and 1.3% increase effective November 19, 2022 (PP25-2022) for all other steps. Lastly, MHAs will receive a 2.3% general increase and a $0.50 wage adjustment effective November 19, 2022 (PP25-2022).

The date to receive the retroactive pay from Pay Period 25-2022 through Pay Period 08-2023 has not been determined. We will post additional information when known. Please see the wage charts linked below:

General Wage Increase and Wage Chart Effective November 19. 2022 (Pay Period 25-2022) pdf

Cost of Living Increase and Wage Chart Effective March 11. 2023 (Pay Period 07-2023) pdf

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