USPS: “Iron Woman” has 3,000 hours of sick leave

Greenville, SC, Custodian Yolanda Habal, who has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of sick leave, receives recognition recently from Greater South Carolina District Manager Darryl Martin.

They call her the “iron woman.”

Yolanda Habal, a custodian at the Greenville, SC, Main Post Office, has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of sick leave.

USPS recently recognized Habal for this achievement.

“The attainment of this award puts Yolanda in an elite group,” said Postmaster Stephanie Banks. “Her reliability, dependability and strong work ethic is commendable and greatly appreciated.”

The Postal Service offers a program to help employees learn about the benefits of banking sick leave.

Other employees with sizable sick leave banks include Bronx, NY, Letter Carrier Anthony Giannone, who has accumulated more than 4,100 hours, and Ronald and Ricky Pentico, brothers and Perry, IA, letter carriers who have saved more than 4,500 hours between them.

Habal, a 33-year USPS veteran, has maintained her impressive record while serving in a variety of roles from coast to coast.

She began her career as a casual employee in California, then transferred to Hawaii, where she spent 25 years as a letter carrier.

In 2009, after her son began college, Habal transferred to Greenville.
“I have truly loved every position I’ve held at the Postal Service,” she said. “I love life and meeting new people [and] I try to uplift everyone I encounter each day.”

Source: USPS News Link

2 thoughts on “USPS: “Iron Woman” has 3,000 hours of sick leave

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Flnt MI Area Local Retiree Chapter
    Office held, if any
    Past FMAL, APWU Sec'y., V.P. (26 yrs.) & Local President. Pres. Michigan State Retiree Chapter, Central Region Retiree Rep.
    Either Yolanda has been healthy as a horse, or came to work sick out of a sense duty, in which case she exposed co-workers. Sick Leave is there to be used when ill, injured, a great Union-won benefit, that if you use it you are subject to discipline by that same smiling boss in the photo. Earned at the rate of 4 hrs. for every 80 hrs. worked, SL will be applied one day SL for one day additional retirement. Comparing what one day of one’s retirement annuity pays vs. one day SL actual cash value when used; I planned some elective surgeries and took SL at every opportunity prior to retiring at true cash value. I regret having to have left 4 hrs unused. To each their own!

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Southern NY
    Office held, if any
    I congratulate you on your good health but don’t waste your sick time, it’s there to be used, sick time is a benefit of your employment.

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