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Information on this page is provided by Roseanne Jefferson. Roseanne is a retired USPS employee with an extensive background in USPS retirement, disability retirement, OWCP, EEO, Labor Relations and HR. She conducts individual and group counseling and is able to comprehensively discuss the pros and cons of employees who are on OWCP, disability retirement and regular retirement. Roseanne will be happy to answer your postal retirement questions. Contact Roseanne at
Postal Retirement Q&A October 2010


Good day postal employees! This has been a busy couple of weeks for me, being so close to the end of year & the early out for Maintenance Supervision it has been hectic. I do one-on-one individual retirement sessions that include filling out all the paperwork, analysis of your life insurance (including telling you the REAL DEAL (because that annuity statement as it relates to life insurance is MISLEADING!!!)); health benefits, TSP. My client's walked away knowing what their net monthly annuity would be. Last year before I retired, I did over 40 group counseling seminars throughout the state, (the PO had the get every ounce because they knew once I left, no one had the retirement knowledge I had) and now most of my clients have been those who attended one of my seminars. I have been busy with that, and answering questions that have been generated from you, the readers of The questions are real, and my responses to them are real.

INFORMATION: Payment Date for VERA EARLY OUT 2ND PAYMENT of $5000.00 - October 29, 2010

Q On July 31 2009 I took the early retirement offer from the Postal Service. As you know, the Postal Service offered an in incentive of $15,000 to clerks and mail handlers to retire after stating in May 2009 that there was no money for incentives. My question is; Is there any class action law suit out there concerning this matter or is this a dead issue? Thank you in advance for your response.

A You and I both!! I too retired July 31, 2009. I have not heard that the NAPS or NAPUS or the League of Postmasters have filed any class action on this issue. I was led to believe that NAPS was going to initiate some type of legal action regarding this matter. As of to date, I have not seen any activity on this issue. If it does, I will post that information in PostalMag.

Q If I retire and have 11 weeks of annual leave accrued, I know that I should get paid for that. What I am wondering if any holidays fall during that time do I get paid for them also. Such as if I retired in October 1, would I get also get paid for Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving. Do they get added to my 11 weeks of leave?

A The technical answer is you are only paid for leave while you are ACTIVE on the postal rolls. So if your retirement date is October 1st, then on any holiday that falls after your retirement date, you are no longer active and could not be paid for leave when you are no longer an employee. To follow up, no they are not added to your AL, again because those holidays are after you are no longer employed.

Q Looking forward to your articles. I have a question on unused A/L. If I retire Dec 31, will I get paid for my use or lose annual leave over the carry over limit?

A Great question. All "earned annual" should be paid to you, should you retire on Dec. 31 even if it's over the carry over for EAS or Craft. WHY, because you are NOT carrying it have earned it. You only lose it when you carry over the maximum to the next year.


Till we talk again in November.....Roseanne

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