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mulligan2Person was signed in when posted
05-24-2016
10:15 AM ET (US)
cali...I didn't know anything about contract delivery routes until my carrier wanted to hire me for relief days. Might want to google about them, I did. Might be something a retiree would want to look into. I didn't look it up but the PO has a form P.S.form 5436. Look up Contract Delivery Service with USPS.
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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2016
08:32 AM ET (US)
Mulligan, you probably know this, but contracted routes for some of us (until we know about them) are so odd - some of us only know city and rural carriers. The in-depth and competitive (in the past) hiring process and the big postal inspectors emphasis on mail security/sanctity - this contract carrying seems so "informal" to those of us who are not aware of that delivery situation.
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mulligan2Person was signed in when posted
05-22-2016
02:47 PM ET (US)
Let me explain more about "deliver routes". My mail carrier contracted to deliver where I live. Uses his POV. Stated that he has to rebid every 5 years. Has a couple that works when he needs them. He pays them, not the post office. She drives and he puts mail in boxes and delivers packages to front door. Complains that if mail is late he don't get paid extra for being late.
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Davi19Person was signed in when posted
05-22-2016
02:23 PM ET (US)
/m42959 I remember a discussion I had with one of the custodians and he said he would work 7 days a week. He doesn't work there anymore but I wouldn't be surprised if that is still the case.
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Will MunnyPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2016
01:33 PM ET (US)
/m42962: curious about that "deliver routes" comment. Meaning...what? RCA's? What do you mean?
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mulligan2Person was signed in when posted
05-22-2016
08:55 AM ET (US)
The USPS has been using contractors to transport mail and deliver routes also. PSEs CCAs and MHAs could be considered contract employees also because of their 360 day contracts.
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FrestressPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2016
08:31 AM ET (US)
Thank you last rec standing. Seems like a mission to become one.
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Will MunnyPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2016
08:10 AM ET (US)
Hello, Mack. USPS been using contract cleaners in offices for a minimum 25 years! Never saw one in a plant (2) but everywhere in stations.
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MACKPerson was signed in when posted
05-22-2016
01:02 AM ET (US)
Disappointed to learn that our custodians at the REC are not PSEs or Careers. They aren't even USPS employees at all, just subcontracted out with low pay and little to no benefits. From what I understand, this is not the case at the plants or other USPS facilities.
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Last REC StandingPerson was signed in when posted
05-21-2016
10:10 AM ET (US)
Are you career Frestress? If you are you'll need to switch to maintenance craft, start as a custodian, and start taking exams to move up. I'd guess you'd spend some years as a maintenance mechanic before the chance for an ET position came up. But as a maintenance mechanic you'd still be making more than you are at the REC, and it's more interesting for sure.

Looks to me like as an ET it takes some seniority to bid to the REC. We just had an ET position open up, and it was an ET from the plant who got the job, instead of a mechanic being moved up.

If you're a PSE I *think* you apply for any open maintenance jobs at usps.com/careers, and then they schedule you for any required exam. I don't see any maintenance mechanics or ET jobs open right now, but there are a couple PSE custodian jobs for Utah.

No doubt I got some facts wrong, hopefully someone like X-stew will jump in & correct me. There's a postal mag forum for maintenance craft, you could post some questions there too.

Edit to add this: the maintenance test is the 955, if you want to google it to see what it's like.
Edited 05-21-2016 12:14 PM
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FrestressPerson was signed in when posted
05-21-2016
08:20 AM ET (US)
Hi guys, just wondering how can you become an elec technician(E.T.) in usps especially at the rec? I know that you have to take an exam but where do you apply? Thanks
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Will MunnyPerson was signed in when posted
05-20-2016
02:05 AM ET (US)
/m42955: retirement contributions, TSP: not the same.
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YoPerson was signed in when posted
05-19-2016
09:26 AM ET (US)
IF you leave your career job before putting in 3 years I do believe they take back all the TSP money they matched if I am not mistaken. They could of changed it, not sure.
Edited 05-19-2016 09:27 AM
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X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2016
04:12 PM ET (US)
They get back what they paid into it.
42953
gripePerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2016
09:19 AM ET (US)
what happens to "retirement" monies if a career quits?
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Last REC StandingPerson was signed in when posted
05-15-2016
10:56 AM ET (US)
Talk to your supervisor before you resign, there's a chance at least that they'd still want you as a PSE. It'll help if you have great keying stats and attendance. Good luck.
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