USPS National Field Maintenance Restructure VER- December 31, 2010

The Postal Service has approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer voluntary early retirement to eligible EAS Field Maintenance employees nationwide.

Automation and technological advances coupled with mail volume reductions has the Postal Service continuing to look for ways to voluntarily reduce its workforce while maintaining excellent customer service.

This offer is open to employees in those positions who meet the OPM conditions, and who are at least 50 years of age with 20 years of creditable federal service or any age with 25 years of creditable federal service.

Please Note: The age and years of service criteria must be met by the effective retirement date of this VER December 31, 2010. If you don’t meet the criteria by December 31, 2010, you are not eligible for voluntary early retirement.

The Postal Service sent a notice back in September 2010. Eligible employees had until November 5, 2010  to send his/her retirement application or withdraw.

6 thoughts on “USPS National Field Maintenance Restructure VER- December 31, 2010

  1. If the Postal Servce really wants to get back on track, an early retirement offer with a 50,000 incentive will surely get rid of clerks under the Civil Service pension reducing the workforce as desired. One way Congress wouldn’t mind returning the overpayment the USPS made in contributions for pension and benefits is to use it for the obove mentioned early out. It’s a win/win solution, the USPS phases out Civil Service and reduces workforce, not to mention that the money is already there….so what’s the problem?

  2. An early out offer with no incentive? Why did the auto workers get a $50,000 incentive offer from General Motors, with our tax money, and the Postal Service offers nothing to it’s employees?
    This will fail just like the three previous offers failed.
    Why does the Postal Service not get congressional supervision? How many empty early retirement offers will they fail at before they do the right thing and offer a retirement incentive?
    When will Congress take over the Postal Service?

  3. _ _ _while maintaining excellent customer service. A new PM and the lies just keep on comin’. Lines out the door and window clerks on stand-by. Trays and tubs of mark up mail on the floor because the supervisor says “they had their chance to get it right.” “Stop giving these people ten dollars worth of service for a 44cent stamp.:” Carriers told to answer any question with “Go to and keep delivering.”

  4. The career path to maintenance supervision is maintenance control clerk. There is very little maintenance or technical experience to be lost in offering a VER to maintenance supervisors/managers who have no maintenance background. Most are overpaid bean counters/desk jockies, time keepers and schedule makers. Electronic Technicians and Mail Processing Equipment Mechanics who do not suffer from CFS, are too valuable to promote to EAS ranks. Cluster folks are more than happy to assume the duties of monitoring P&DC machine performance and statistics over the intranet. It makes them feel like they are nearer to the work and gives them something to justify their paychecks.
    (CFS: can’t fix shit)

  5. Early out offer to EAS (management), due to automation? I thought that with MORE automated mail-processing equipment about to be implemented (FSS) USPS would need all that supervisory experience to ‘manage’ the proper and efficient use of the new equipment? Or maybe just a sweet little deal to EAS buddies? Why not an early out offer for carriers and/or clerks?

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