Revised Forms and New Management Instruction: Update of Back Pay Policy

back_pay_money_gavelThe Postal Service™ created a new Management Instruction EL-430-2015-4, Back Pay, and revised PS Form 8038, Employee Statement To Recover Back Pay; PS Form 8039, Back Pay Decision/Settlement Worksheet; and PS Form 8041, Prearbitration or Agency Settlement Worksheet, to do the following:

  • Simplify definitions.
  • Revise wording that is no longer applicable.
  • Clarify instructions.
  • Fix formatting and structure to make the documents easier to use.
  • Consolidate information to make the documents clearer.

The revised forms and new management instruction are now available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website:

  • Go to
  • Under “Essential Links” in the left-hand column, click PolicyNet.
  • Click Forms or Management Instructions.

The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is

Source: Human Resources

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