From National Association of Letter Carriers: President Young addresses early out rumors
There are many rumors on the internet about a pending early out for letter carriers. I have been advised that the USPS has requested permission to have a VERA for letter carriers and expects an answer at the end of this month. Until the Office of Personnel Management has acted upon that request it is premature to discuss any early out options. We will continue to monitor the situation and will alert our members as soon as OPM has acted on the USPS request.