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.