TO HELP EMPLOYEES MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS
DPMG OUTLINES EARLY OUT INCENTIVE OPTION
In this week’s Field Updates, DPMG and COO Pat Donahoe outlines the 2009 Early Out Incentive Option and discusses the issues employees should consider before accepting the offer.
The incentive — extended to employees represented by either the American Postal Workers Union or the National Postal Mail Handlers Union — provides $15,000 to be paid out over two years and will be available to the first 30,000 employees who accept the offer to retire or resign.
Interested employees must take action to let USPS know they want to be part of this incentive. Most employees must opt in by Sept. 25, 2009. For full details, including timelines, employees should access the 2009 Early Out Incentive Option website on blue.usps.gov or liteblue.usps.gov.
Donahoe explains that eligible employees should pay close attention to the materials mailed to their home address, review retirement information available online, and follow the processes outlined in the instructions.
“The decision to retire is one of the most difficult decisions any of us can make,” says Donahoe, who encourages employees to consider their financial security and life beyond the Postal Service, and to consult with their family and friends to make an informed decision.
Click here to view the latest Field Updates video.
To read the PMG’s Aug. 25 letter to employees explaining the incentive, click here.
source: USPS News Link