Postal Employees Relief Fund

The Postal Employees Relief Fund (PERF) is a humanitarian effort administered jointly by the Postal Service and its unions and management associations. PERF is supported financially by employees mainly through payroll deductions from the Combined Federal Campaign. In calendar year 2009, PERF provided more than $1.4 million to 237 employees who experienced losses from fires, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Since it began in 1990, PERF has provided more than 3,000 grants totaling nearly $16 million to active and retired employees impacted by natural disasters and house fires.