APWU: WARNING! USPS Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects

01/11/2018 – The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU. The Postal Service published a list of 93 questions and answers shared with our members in an earlier Web article. Many are asking, “Should I accept early-out […]

APWU Contract Teleconference Addresses Common Questions

8/01/2016 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein and other members of the union’s negotiating team answered questions posed by union members during two Town Hall teleconferences on July 21. More 1,000 people participated in the calls, which lasted approximately 45 minutes. Among the most common questions about the new contract were inquiries about what Part-Time Flexible […]

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 […]

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: Preparing For Change – What Is A Voluntary Early Retirement Authority

USPS is expected to announce that it will offer Voluntary Early Retirement to select groups of postal employees on March 25, 2011. PREPARING FOR CHANGE  – VERA RULES OF THE ROAD So what’s a VERA? A “voluntary early retirement authority” (VERA) temporarily lowers age and service requirements for retirement. It’s an administrative tool USPS has used […]

USPS Early Out Retirement Information 2011?

Last month PMG Patrick Donahoe mentioned that early out retirements and RIFs were coming by March 2011. The following is unverified information floating around the internet: from a NAPS AVP: OPM approved United States Postal Service VERA and Retirement Processing for 80,000 eligible Civil Service and Federal Employee Retirement Service employees. With roll out of […]

USPS VER Offer Package Is In The Mail

As reported earlier USPS is offering early out retirement to employees in selected offices. Below is a snippet of the VER offer in the mail or received by some employees: The U.S. Postal Service has received approval from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) under its Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) to offer Voluntary […]

Another Postal Early Out On the Way?

From APWU Oakland Local: On March 19,2010, during a meeting with Management,the Oakland Local was informed that the Postal Service is probably going to offer another “early out.” However, Management stated that they do not know when or any of the details.