NPMHU: All VER-Eligible Postal Employees May Not Be Approved

 “On August 18, 2008, an annuity estimate will be mailed to all VER-eligible employees from Eagan, MN.  However, there is no guarantee that everyone who applies will be approved.  In other words, just because a mail handler gets a VER offer in the mail will not – we repeat, NOT – guarantee a VER.  The extent of this VER is still undetermined, according to what we have been told by management.  Management claims that it still needs to consult with Areas and Districts to determine if there are any locations not to be covered.  We have also been told that the numbers of VERs in any Plant may be limited if operations dictate, and that if they are so limited, those mail handlers having the earliest retirement computation dates will be allowed to go.  The Union is demanding that this be VER be available to all Mail Handlers.”

source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union