Rehiring after going on disability


Q: I have been on disability retirement for 4 1/2 years. I worked for the USPS for 28.6 years. I am able to work but can’t do the required lifting 70 pounds, pushing and pulling. I can do everything else. How do I apply for a position? I am now 58.

A: There are two ways you can apply for a position. You can go to the personnel office at your former activity or you can go to the Postal Service’s website at


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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

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