Early retirement for Postal Service employees


Q. In light of the recent announcement about getting rid of 220,000 postal employees by 2015, do you still see a new round of early retirement offers any time soon, similar to what was offered on the West Coast and to managers earlier this year? Or will the Postal Service just try to get authorization to lay off all of the 220,000? I am a 25-year rural carrier who would be glad to accept early retirement at this point.

A.  I’ve sent your question to our Office of Currently Unanswerable Questions. What you read was a proposal. Whether anything will come of it remains to be seen.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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