USPS Offering Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) to Postal Clerks and Maintenance

(November 28, 2014) There is probably one Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) offer for each area.  This special VERA appears to be for the mail processing plants scheduled to close in 2015.  There is no incentive. As a matter of general interest, HRSSC is sending special Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) opportunity letters to eligible employees USPS […]

Deadline Approaches For Mail Handlers Early Retirement Incentive

Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service on May 22, 2012, eligible Mail Handlers have until July 2, 2012 to choose to leave employment with the USPS (on or before August 31, 2012) and thus receive incentive payments totaling up to fifteen thousand dollars (for full-time […]

Video: State of the Postal Service: Targeted Incentives and VER Will Be Offered

In the video Postmaster General says,”Targeted incentives and VER will be offered. Information now being finalized.” State of the Postal Service Postmaster General Pat Donahoe will have an update on network consolidation plans. And, he will recap plans for Post Offices in rural areas. “As the PMG explained, with the May 15 moratorium now past, […]

PMG Requests OIG Audit on Postal Employees Retirement Options

USPS OIG: Employee Retirement Options -Management Advisory Report WHY THE OIG DID THE AUDIT: This report responds to a request from the postmaster general. The Postal Service is analyzing the options available for early retirement as it looks to reduce the size of its workforce. Our objective was to evaluate and describe information on retirement […]

Postmasters Continue Discussions with USPS on VER and Incentives for Retirement Eligible Employees

  On December 6, 2011, NAPUS President Bob Rapoza and League President Mark Strong met with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and agreed to re-open Postmaster pay talks. This agreement was reached in the midst of the selection of a fact-finding panel from a list of panelist received from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. If […]

USPS Wants to Offer Eligible Postal Workers Early Retirement?

As Don Cheney pointed out: With all the other commotion going on, most eligible postal employees have overlooked this. I’m amazed anyone would retire right now without waiting to see what comes out of Congress by November 18th, the new deadline for USPS to make its $5.5 billion payment. 

Voluntary Early Retirement Opportunity For Clerks and Carriers in Selected Offices

Bay Valley District – No Retirement Incentive – Shared Services will be mailing VERA offer letters and annuity estimates from July 19-22, 2011 to VER eligible employees. The VER retirement application deadline and irrevocable date is August 26, 2011. Alameda, Alamo, Antioch, Aptos, Benciia, Brentwood, Byron, Carmel, Clayton, Campbell, Capitola, Concord, Crockett, Cupertino, Danville, El […]

USPS Pacific Area to offer VER to carriers and clerks

USPS Newsbreak: Voluntary Early Retirement to be offered to carriers and clerks in select locations In a move to further right-size complement levels to better match workload, the USPS Pacific Area is offering a voluntary early retirement (VER) to carriers and clerks working at select impacted sites and at non-impacted offices within a 50-mile radius […]

General Notices sent to Postal Employees affected by Possible Reduction in Force

Last week marked two critical milestones in the 2011 Organizational Redesign process. Monday, April 25, was the deadline for employees who accepted the Postal Service’s 2011 Special Incentive Offer. And Thursday, April 28, General Reduction in Force (RIF) Notices were sent to employees who could be affected by a potential RIF in their competitive area.