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Ocean breeze
08:31 PM ET (US)
Curious to know what your experience has been in calling/getting through to the Accounting Help desk? Thank you!
Edited 08-27-2014 08:32 PM
11:41 AM ET (US)
In our district pior post plan 18 work 25 hours clerk work.
Not the 15 hours. Is that happening anywhere else?
I do have a PSE no clerks around want these hours.
I believe she will be converted on the future to PTF clerk.
Does anyone have an idea when? The contract was won by the union awhile back
Level 18 PM
09:22 AM ET (US)
We have to work our PTF 40 hours in order to use a PSE. Unless the PSE is conjointly used and the PTF gets 40 in the week. There is still no requirement to work a PTF beyond the 2 hours per week. But here's where it gets sticky. Level 18 PMs are only allowed to work 15 hours per week clerk work. So unless an office is so well staffed (who's is?) I don't see a PTF ever working just 2 hours.
PSEs have to be hired at a certain level and SSDA trained in order the work the window. Technically, Level 18 offices may not have PSEs. They happen though. They will be converted to PTFs eventually.
03:49 PM ET (US)
When I was first hired long ago, a PTF clerk could have their hours reduced to as little as to 2 hours a pay period (happened to someone I know). Did I hear that that has changed? Is there some kind of 20 hour guarantee now because less than that is filled by a PSE?
Floridabound PM
06:26 PM ET (US)
looking for a mutual swap (or whatever it's called for EAS) for me to leave SW Virginia Roanoke area to go to the eastern-half of Suncoast District Orlando/New Smyrna Beach area EAS-18 Postmaster. My office is currently a solid level 18 and the biggest one within a 20-mile radius, so no current threat of downgrading. One of the easiest level 18's around. I'm just looking to get into the mid-Eastern Florida area.
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
07:10 AM ET (US)
/m4853 They don't usually announce this until after the people are actually gone. In this case, after Sept. 30.
11:13 AM ET (US)
Im still trying to decide if better off to take incentive Sept 30th or get RIF'd on Jan. 9th, Not ready to retire yet though I qualify. I think if I stick it out they might possible announce another extension.
Edited 08-21-2014 11:14 AM
Postal pattyPerson was signed in when posted
05:56 PM ET (US)
So anyone know how many PM took the incentaives and will be out Sept 30?
Edited 08-22-2014 05:31 AM
04:38 PM ET (US)
Doom & Gloom, message 4851: The PostPlan process is set up to employ PMRs in Level 2 & 4 offices. PMRs are not bargaining unit employees. They have no recourse if we use PSE's. It is not financially responsible to use the more expensive PSE's when there's a PMR to work. But there are no prohibitions against it.
Doom and Gloom
06:59 PM ET (US)
Can a PSE818 work in a 2 or 4 hours office in the absence of the PMR? I was under the impression that only PMRs can work the 2 and 4 hour offices.
big daddy
08:02 PM ET (US)
hey former pm Hurley, tells how much your stunt cost the po as you slithered into retirement ?
Newly retired postmaster
08:36 AM ET (US)
I can believe it, duh. Some of the level 13 postmasters have only been in the small offices and it is intimidating to think about becoming a supervisor in an office with more employees and "issues". Yes, if they want jobs, they will have to step out of their element. Some may be hanging on to hope that the "perfect" job will appear. I wish them luck.
I know what job I would have liked but it would have been a detail and not a job. They only train the new employees for a week and the window training is just being done by current employees (not certified trainers) in the offices and in a week, the trainee won't see all transactions such as registered, COD or even an oversized package. They were also being trained on eMoves and e1412 in the normal work hours in these offices. Another week of training on these things in classroom would make much better employees. We've had issues with people who have been doing things the wrong way and training new employees the wrong way. Training should be centralized. My two cents. Yes, it costs more but it would help to have more qualified employees and less frustrated customers.
07:11 AM ET (US)
Believe it or not, locally we had a level 17 Supervisor position in a Rural only level 20 office that did not receive one bid.

I know of at least two PMs that will be out of work in January.
10:27 AM ET (US)
Thanks,I feel the figures come out about even, but wouldn't be working during that period. I'm just not ready to give up my job which I love doing.
Postal pattyPerson was signed in when posted
07:46 AM ET (US)
Tom1: consider everything before you decide. If you are eligible for a rif retirement in Jan. The vsip of $10k might not be your best option. Run all the numbers. Oct 1 to jan 9 you will lose your full salary to be replaced with your annuity/tsp/SSS if applicable. You will also lose 3 months of investing in your tsp if applicable. You will also lose the cheaper health insurance payments if applicable for three months as in retirement you'll pay more out of your pocket for it. Do all the Math or seek guidance from a federal retirement specialist outside of the Po...do not rely on shared services.....they are not there to help you make the best choice for your own personal circumstances.
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