Q. I am 57, have worked for the Postal Service for 26 years, qualified for minimum retirement age last July. What circumstances for retirement would entitle me to the special retirement supplement to be paid until I am age 62? In September 2014, my office hours will be reduced to six per day and my wages will be cut. Will I be offered a reduction in force so I can retire with a supplement at that time? Or will I just have to take a cut in pay and a cut in hours and not be considered a postmaster anymore?
A. I don’t know if the reduction in your hours of work and pay will have any effect of your position or result in a reduction in force. What I can tell you is that unless you are offered an opportunity to retire early and take it, you wouldn’t be entitled to the special retirement supplement.