South Carolina Postal Employee has accumulated over 3,000 hours of sick leave

11/27/17 They call her the “iron woman.”

Yolanda Habal, a custodian at the Greenville, SC, Main Post Office, has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of sick leave.

USPS recently recognized Habal for this achievement.

Greenville, SC, Custodian Yolanda Habal, who has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of sick leave, receives recognition recently from Greater South Carolina District Manager Darryl Martin.

Greenville, SC, Custodian Yolanda Habal, who has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of sick leave, receives recognition recently from Greater South Carolina District Manager Darryl Martin.

“The attainment of this award puts Yolanda in an elite group,” said Postmaster Stephanie Banks. “Her reliability, dependability and strong work ethic is commendable and greatly appreciated.”

The Postal Service offers a program to help employees learn about the benefits of banking sick leave.

Other employees with sizable sick leave banks include Bronx, NY, Letter Carrier Anthony Giannone, who has accumulated more than 4,100 hours, and Ronald and Ricky Pentico, brothers and Perry, IA, letter carriers who have saved more than 4,500 hours between them.

Habal, a 33-year USPS veteran, has maintained her impressive record while serving in a variety of roles from coast to coast.

She began her career as a casual employee in California, then transferred to Hawaii, where she spent 25 years as a letter carrier.

In 2009, after her son began college, Habal transferred to Greenville.

“I have truly loved every position I’ve held at the Postal Service,” she said. “I love life and meeting new people [and] I try to uplift everyone I encounter each day.”

source: Employee has 3,000 hours of sick leave

10 thoughts on “South Carolina Postal Employee has accumulated over 3,000 hours of sick leave

  1. lol the Plant is so dirty….these clowns sleep in the locker room during winter and cars in summer……no wonder she has all that sick leave. didn’t mention if she was a military veteran who are supposed to get those custodian jobs………file a grievance vets. you know how the low IQ, uneducated po mismanagers follow rules!

  2. 32 years and 27 hours sick….what do I get? (440 AL banked) now you can see why we only get a 1% yearly raise……postal workers dumb as dirt and MISMGT/Union take full advantage of these morons.

  3. we had a custodian retire with that much sick leave.
    He used to sleep in the back office and turn off the lights.
    Everyone knew, except our PM.
    Come out and delivery mail for a day.
    You’ll live to call in sick on a Monday in Dec.

  4. Congratulations Ms. Habel! I applaud your accomplishment. I too was that dedicated employee. Coming to work faithfully even when I should have been out . I retired with 37 yrs of service. Left with over 2900 hrs on the book! Should have used it when my Mom was ill. If you’re planning on retiring soon I suggest you start using it or donate some to someone who is gravely ill, because you don’t get compensated for it. You do the math. Once again, congrats.

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