Lately my office has been receiving a lot of questions/complaints that postal officials are telling employees that the fund is exhausted and EFEL can no longer be used.
That is inaccurate. As of 9/1/2021, the fund has over $363 million available (see attachment). Anyone can look up the fund balance anytime by going to this website:
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (opm.gov) I have also attached the excel spreadsheet for your reference.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and download/open the file under the "Status of the Federal ARPA Funds" line.
Also, as a reminder, under current law the EFEL will expire on September 30, 2021.
Industrial Relations Director
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
1300 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4128
Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992