USPS Postmaster Relief Will Now Be PSE Post Office Clerk?

Recently, USPS and APWU signed a new collective bargaining agreement. The agreement included a new position called POSTAL SUPPORT EMPLOYEE (PSE) . The position is considered a noncareer bargaining unit job. Yesterday, NAPUS announced that USPS is terminating  Postmaster Relief positions and encouraging them to re-apply for PSE jobs .  It appears USPS is terminating the “title” of PMR and replacing it with PSE. The following is an example of a job announcement for a PSE Post Office CLERK:  

Position Information

PSE Clerks must be available to work weekends and holidays.
PSE Clerks must be available to work when needed even with short notice.
SALARY RANGE: $12.38 per hour

BENEFIT INFORMATION: Limited benefits include paid vacation days and access to health insurance after the first 360-day term.

Functional Purpose
Performs a variety of supervisory, window, box, general delivery, rural route, highway contract route, or city delivery services to support a small community when the Postmaster is on leave or not available. OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position is to be used for non-career Postal Support Employee positions in Level 15 and 16 Post Offices only. PSE positions may perform a variety of duties in addition to the position described, in one or more of the following craft areas, to support day to day operations of the USPS: mail processing, retail/customer services, maintenance, and motor vehicle.

The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and experience the following requirements:

Current or former postal employees hired via this online system will need to create a new candidate profile with a new email address in order to apply.

Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.


Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting’s closing date. Applicants claiming veterans’ preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans’ preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the
accommodation needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting

6 thoughts on “USPS Postmaster Relief Will Now Be PSE Post Office Clerk?

  1. I am a contract custodian for the Canal Fulton, Oh. Post Office. I have been at this position for 1 1/2 years. Prior to this job, I was a contract custodian for the Ellet Post Office in Akron, Oh. for 4 years. I am trying to find out where to get an application for the PSE test and where to call to schedule a date and time for the test.
    Thank You kindly,
    Janice Kelleher

  2. How wonderful that you have the money to hire! You don’t need any bailouts…oops, I mean help, from taxpayers. Great.

  3. Clerks have always been flunkies . Remember mid 70s Part Time (part paid) Flex and the ?Supreme? Court decision not to hold the USPS feet to fire for retirement monies ? Hasn’t changed , won’t change !

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