Postal Service Announces RIF Effective Date Change, Career PTF Assignment Option for Remaining Impacted POStPlan Postmasters.

As a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) negotiated with the APWU, the Reduction in Force (RIF) separation date for all remaining impacted POStPlan Postmasters in 2, 4 and 6 hour offices has been extended until February 6, 2015.

The effective date of RIF demotions and voluntary reassignments is now February 7, 2015. If you already sent in your acceptance form, you do not need to take further action at this time.

The MOU dated December 31, 2014, will allow impacted Postmasters whose offices have been re-evaluated to a 2 or 4 hour per day Remotely Managed Post Office (RMPO) with an opportunity to volunteer to become career PTF clerks.

A letter providing information about the new option for impacted Postmasters, including how to accept the assignment offer, your pay and work schedule if you accept the offer, will be provided to you in the coming days.

All separations, including optional retirement and RIF separations will be effective Friday, February 6, 2015. If you have submitted a retirement action effective January 9th, the Human Resources Shared Services Center (HRSSC) will reach out to you directly.

Questions should be directed to your District Human Resources Manager or Manager, Post Office Operations.


  • Tony

    RIF to Postmasters should be the final straw as an Administrative procedure within the Postal Service. As long as Headquarters, Area Offices and Districts continue to be overstaffed with non essential, over paid and little to no Postal Knowledge…Well you draw your own conclusions from there!

  • Gregg Grubbs

    Tony’s right.Way to many people making way to much money to do way to little!!

  • backmtjayare

    Three of your “to’s” should have two “o’s”.

  • Tom

    Tony, you are a f**king idiot. I was going to write a reply to your blather above, but why? With an IQ as low as you have, you wouldn’t understand anyway…..

  • paul

    I thoght the PTF carrer ladder was eliminated from both the APWU and NALC positions

  • vitameatavegamin

    Tony is right, even if his spelling is off.

  • The boss

    Lv 18 & below offices are allowed PTF employees. Most of the jobs in 6 hr. offices have been filled or will be shortly with NTFT clerks. 4 hr. offices will be filled with PSE’s and 2 hr. offices with PMRs. The postmaster position will only exist in lv 18 & above offices. Postmaster’s will spend very little if any time performing craft work like they did in the past. The Postmaster will now be a Manager instead of a glorified clerk which is a good thing in my opinion. The postal service abused the postmasters for years making them do both.

  • JG4th

    Funny as a former district employee I watched my department go from 12 people down to three so I say up are full of it…

  • What is Your MRA

    “The boss” has it called right. Add the plant closings along with upcoming office realignments and FY 15/16 will be interesting.

  • Tony

    You are nothing but another lazy,overpaid underworked management fool with a low IQ.