Voluntary Early Retirement to be offered to some carriers and clerks in Pacific Area

From a Pacific Area Newsbreak posted on 21cpw.com:

In a move to further right-size complement levels to better match workload, the 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 of the impacted sites.

VER offer sites and timelines will be announced when the information becomes available.

These changes are part of the Pacific Area efforts to streamline operations, increase efficiencies and reduce costs in support of the Postal Service’s action plan to ensure a strong, viable organization now and in the future.

For more information, contact your district Human Resources office.

Pacific Area VER Offer

  • Gone Postal

    Hell yah!

  • Ralf

    Ah.. Excuse me but if we had a REAL UNION, the early retirement would apply nationwide , replacing those in the Pacific if and when they are eligible. Worthless Union indeed….

  • brian

    You may be excused. However, unions are not in the business of eliminating their members’ jobs. What “REAL UNION” would help its members by telling management “You know, we don’t actually do anything, so please give us big bonuses so we can retire right now?”

  • dave adk

    well before everyone gets excited,, lets see how little they offer,, maybe like other times,, there will be a penalty..

  • carrier

    God! Plz let this be true and apply to every carrier that wants to go,lets pray together.

  • Lee

    Show us the money & then no penalty & I’ll go. The USPS is in self destruck mode anyway so get me out of here!

  • Gregg

    This is what Mr.Donahoe called a “Targeted VER” on March 28th,the so called “Big Anouncement”.Don’t expect any major VER”S in the near future,either.Just more Post Office closings,more disgruntled customers and no help from our elected officials.As the end of the fiscal year gets closer and closer,so will the insolvency of the USPS.Really tragic that this once proud service to the public has been run into the ground by these bigwigs,who make WAY to much money,and our elected officials that only care about their agenda.Stay tuned for more “Foolishness”!!


    I hope not one single Carrier or Clerk takes the VER. They can give management $20,000 and want carriers and clerks to just leave without any incentive. Screw Them


    Hang in there Carriers. Our hope here in the midwest is that come Sept Congress will finally get its act together and give the PO back some of the funds we have overpaid. Then hopefully all CSRS Carriers will be given a finacial incentive to retire. We have about 16 CSRS Carriers in our office alone that are waiting for a buyout. They see no reason to leave unless there is one. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out you retire those that are costing you the most and hire lower paid, healthier carriers. However be read for the two-tier wage system that the clerks got in their contract.

  • Joe

    I think it is really sad that congressman are so against a bail out for the USPS and yet they had no problems with giving money to the auto manufacturers.

  • j

    “For more information, contact your district Human Resources office.” I have been calling for two days, and their phone is off the hook. I even get a busy signal after hours! And my supervisor has ordered me not to ask any more about it. I am not surprised, but they still don’t know what they are doing.

  • Ed

    Can I bring up one item I haven’t heard anywhere?? The USPS would be solvent and making some money if our upper management weren’t so reactionary instead of being visionary as they should be. They NEVER think 10 yrs ahead like FedEx and UPS. One thing done 10 yrs ago would have us in the black…..HYBRID VEHICLES! Why are we not driving them? Could you imagine the savings of getting 40-50 mpg instead of 6-7??

  • Payola

    Ed the USPS could have and should have led the way in the production and use of hybrid and alternative fuel source vehicles 25 years ago. But back then management was fat, dumb and happy. It would take vision and foresight, characteristics of capable management, to think ahead and steer a company to maintain success into the future. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, so here we are.
    As an example, my office is capable of having 3 pushcart, walkout routes. The last route adjustments eliminated the one walkout route we did have. That’s three unneeded vehicles that need to be filled weekly. Just think how many similar situations exist across the country that could save the cost of fuel. It leads me to believe the USPS could scare less about the price of a gallon of gasoline.