USPS Offering Voluntary Early Outs to Clerks and Maintenance?


networkconsolidationPostalMag.com has received reports the USPS will be offering Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) to career employees represented by the APWU at mail processing plants that will be closed or consolidated in 2015. There will be no incentive, according to reports. The VER will reportedly be offered to clerks and maintenance employees. These reports are not confirmed, and should not be treated as fact at this point. As of November 29th, no information has been posted on the USPS liteblue Human Resources website or APWU website about this VER.

The VER is apparently due to the USPS Network Rationalization Plan Phase Two that will see 82 mail processing plants closed or consolidated starting in January 2015 and ending by the fall 2015 mailing season. Earlier this year, the USPS said up to 15,000 employees could be impacted by the Phase 2 consolidation plan.

To be eligible for early retirement, employees must meet the following requirements:

1. At least 50 years of age with at least 20 years of service, or any age with at least 25 years of service, and
2. At least five years MUST be creditable civilian service, not military service. Employees may use military service to meet the balance of service required for eligibility.

PostalMag.com will keep you posted with related information as it becomes available.