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11:29 PM ET (US)
Keep trying to justify your existence lameboy!
2yrs to go
07:30 PM ET (US)
Pittbull....400 k is what the average FERS employee has after 28 yrs. A FERS employee can retire with the special supplement at age 56 with 30 yrs of postal service. Military time does not count towards the supplement. The supplement is about 1275 dollars. retirement is about 1300 and the Thrift...(which you can draw from if retired from the postal service) at age 56 is about 1600 a month based on a balance of 400k. 4175 a month. The FERS employee 4175...until age 62 when he may opt for social security at age 62 value which is around 1700 a month. or he may defer it.
goin postal
09:36 PM ET (US)
crystal ball--is your mother still able to write? Have her write you an note to your supervisor stating that you had to drive her to a medical appointment.
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
12:12 PM ET (US)
Try writing them a letter. It's so crazy, it just might work.
crystal ball
11:46 AM ET (US)
We have a policy in our dept that any time we ask for scheduled S/L we need to provide medical documentation. I had an appointment for a blood draw last fri 9/27 but I forgot to get documentation. the clinic is one where when you call their phone, all you get are prompts and recordings, you cannot reach a live person let alone the person who was at the front desk. if need be and my manager needs documentation and I can't provide it what should I do? This appointment was FMLA for my mom and I accompanied her. She is in a wheelchair.
Edited 09-28-2014 11:48 AM
01:33 AM ET (US)
2YRSTOGO -- Congratulations on saving that much in the TSP, but how do you know you will have 800K in 7.2years, or is that what you are wishing for? I think CSRS is a better retirement system for someone that joins the Post office when they are young and retires in 30 years. I see little or no difference retiring in the mid 50 range, and it seems to be an advantage to be FERS if you retire in your late 50's or later since you will be able to collect Social Security at the age of 62. Your coworker is jealous of that massive amount of cash you seemed to save, so I would not take it personal as some people are just jealous by nature.
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
07:30 AM ET (US)
We didn't encourage or tell them to try, and everyone's entitled to make their own path. Maybe later they'll see the error of their ways---we can always hope.
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
03:33 PM ET (US)
surprising help is given to those who want to go to the dark side.
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
11:59 AM ET (US)
/m5733 Have her re-read the letter for the words 'no gain, no loss' It's like training, on the clock unless it's outside your bid schedule. Then it's unpaid and you're not entitled to OT.

She will be guided by her boss who'll have to have someone cover her for that afternoon. Say you're leaving like an hour prior to interview time [or more than an hour because you can't be late to those things], and you'll try to get back afterwards. If he insists you do it on leave, or says don't bother coming back, you'll know what to do. After all, if he doesn't want you to get the job, you probably won't get it, and if he does, he'll make it easy on you.

Could be a month or 4. Sometimes they promote no one and put out an invitation for new 991s, so she shouldn't get her hopes up at all. If she gets a job, next letter will spell out the details like report to training here on this date. Good luck to your friend.
Edited 09-21-2014 12:00 PM
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
11:24 AM ET (US)
/m5733 Disclaimer: I have been retired a few months now, so it could have changed; BUT, in the past, interviews for PO jobs were on the clock.

How long will it take after the interview? There is no way to tell. Could happen within a week, could take months, could never happen. Going on my past experience, no longer a USPS employee.

Good luck to your friend.
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
11:19 AM ET (US)
/m5733 you might want to ask this on a manager forum.
sandy beach
10:58 AM ET (US)
My friend is scheduled for an interview for a supervisor position located at another PO. The appointment is for 2:30 pm. Her schedule is from 8 am to 5 pm. Does she have to use her own personal leave for this interview?
Also, how soon after the interview is she notified she has the position and leave her current position?
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
07:46 AM ET (US)
CSRS is only better than FERS because it's a no-brainer. FERS requires thinking. Aggressive FERS investors can beat CSRS returns, but because the amounts are voluntary, too many don't do it.
11:27 PM ET (US)
And my grandmother could beat up your dad!
egarkPerson was signed in when posted
08:35 PM ET (US)
2yrstogo /m5727 - if 500,000 in TSP is worth $1545 a month, then my CSRS it is worth about a million three. How much of your pay did you put in to have 400K?
08:10 PM ET (US)
paybac.....I listened to mr csrs for 17 yrs bragging about how bad my retirement is and how we (FERS) got screwed. Everyday all day long,lunch, breaks etc. I will be happy if I retire with 1 dollar more than Mr CSRS. MR CSRS has been very quiet the last few days.
PabaK... I bet you are a CSRS employee.
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