2018 VERA “Steps At-a-Glance” provided by USPS

The VER process requires very careful thinking on the part of eligible employees. To help you make an informed decision, please review the following quick steps and important dates. Use this summary of the instructions spelled out in the VER Offer Letter in conjunction with the annuity estimate and any other forms in the VER…

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APWU: Arbitrator Denies Severance Pay Grievance

APWU Web News Article #: 3-2017 01/06/2017 – From 2003 to 2009 the Postal Service offered a series of Voluntary Early Retirements (VER) with the approval of the Office of Personnel Management. Employees involved in these offers were not paid any severance pay. In 2008 the APWU filed a grievance concerning the failure to pay…

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Postal Retirement Q&A July 2014

Please take the time to recognize our VETERANS on this 4th of July…to them we OWE SO MUCH!! June was a REALLY CRAZY month….busy, did a Rural Carrier State Convention on retirement…..So many questions….so little time, but one great group of employees. So I get a phone call this week and a postmaster is just…

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USPS: Post Plan completion date extended – Program keeps Post Offices open by reducing hours

The Post Plan timeline has been extended — with the program now being finalized in early January 2015. Since the program was announced more than two years ago, 9166 Post Offices have had retail operating hours adjusted based on customer use: 3,009 offices are now 6-hour a day offices 4,900 offices are now 4-hour a…

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POStPlan postponed: 3,200 postmasters get a reprieve

The Postal Service has announced that the timeline for implementing POStPlan is going to be extended. Initially, all 13,000 post offices included in the plan were to have their hours reduced by the end of September 2014, and any full-time postmasters still working at those offices would have lost their full-time jobs on October 1…

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