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 […]

USPS to consolidate over 30 postal plants in April – Offering Voluntary Early Retirement?

Updated: April will be a very busy month for USPS consolidating and/or closing facilities as part of its Network Rationalization Phase 2. USPS will allow employees at the CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO mail center to opt for retirement. Here is a sample of facilities scheduled to close or consolidate from April 1 through April 18: Cape […]

USPS Phase 2 Network Rationalization FAQs includes some answers to service standards, VER, RIFs

As previously reported USPS is moving ahead with Phase 2 Network Rationalization starting in January 2015. USPS quietly made this announcement last week. USPS estimates that approximately 20% of First Class Mail volumes will be delivered overnight and  80% in 2 or 3 days. In August, Megan J. Brennan, USPS Chief  Operating Officer (COO) and […]

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 […]