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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Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) information

The Jane Doe VER Kit is an example of what eligible employees will receive this week. The NALC VER Retirement Counseling Settlement in 2013 is important because VER retirement counseling before the irrevocable date is difficult to get. Retirement counseling hasn’t improved since then. In normal times it takes 45 days to get an appointment….

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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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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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