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07:24 PM ET (US)
Again each District is different. You have to have completed PS Form 1010 to get you into eTravel and it also allows you to set up direct deposit for travel. Not all Districts allow employees to enter their own eTravel. If your District does, then you all have to request eTravel through e access. If it does not, then find out how they want your travel handled.
06:38 PM ET (US)
/3721 or you can request access to eTravel, and submit everything there. All of mine have been submitted via eTravel, and if I submit on Friday, it's in my bank by the next Wednesday. That's only if you're signed up for direct deposit, including travel, but that's easy to do on liteblue.

Oh, and when I received the email stating when and where to report for training, it also gave the hotel the USPS has negotiated the best rate with, and their number, to make the reservation. A $120 room was $45 for the USPS.

Enjoy your training. I was a PMR,then a PSE, for about 3 1/2 years - and I learned quite a lot at SSA Academy.
Edited 02-27-2015 06:39 PM
02:43 PM ET (US)
The district has training techs and managers. Ask them for a list of recommended hotels. Yes, you make your own reservation. You can download the 1012e from forms page. Keep your hotel receipt and make sure it says 0 balance. You'll include your hotel receipt with your voucher. Per Diem you get 3 quarters for the arrival day, 3 quarters for the departure day and 4 quarters for days in between. Per diem rate is different depending on your area, some places are high cost areas and some low cost areas. Don't worry about meals on voucher. That is if the post office brings in meals. When you complete the 1012e, it asks how many days and the computer program will calculate your per diem. You complete the voucher, sign it and submit to your Postmaster who signs it and sends it in.
12:01 PM ET (US)
attirty - So does the employee go ahead and make their own hotel reservation once they know the dates of the training - and then request reimbursement on form 1012e? Also, are there some guidelines as to what price range the lodging should stay within? How does the per diem work?
11:49 AM ET (US)
atthirty - Thank you for the great information. Sure appreciate it.
10:01 PM ET (US)
They will pay you out after March 7 at your PMR rate for the AL. You'll start over earning AL as PSE, although you won't see it or get to use it for 90 days.
09:03 PM ET (US)
I have 51-52 hours in my accrued time off and my break in service to become a PSE is on March 7th. Will I lose my money or do they pay me out?
08:52 PM ET (US)
Yes, as soon as you are not getting any hours apply for unemployment. Do not resign? Even if you are told you have to sign a letter of resignation. Let them RIF you.
08:10 PM ET (US)
/3709 As a PMR that has opted not to accept the PSE position in a 4 hour RMPO, can I apply for unemployment once PSE is in place at RMPO?
PMR2PSEPerson was signed in when posted
04:07 PM ET (US)
/m3712 /m3711 Yes, but passed in October? If a PMR passed the 473 (I assume you meant 473, not 471) in October, presumably the vacancy was already posted by then in order to have a chance to take the test. How can it take four months to be offered the position? "Late meeting the deadline", I get. But they had the job opening out in October (mine didn't post until mid-November and I passed the 473 in late November, and got my PS50 on January 10). That's not just being slow. They were fast to post the position.... why so long to fill it?

That said, yeah, you still need to work with the PMR and area HR first. If you are still a PMR, you're not yet represented by the union, so I doubt they'd be able to help.
Edited 02-26-2015 04:08 PM
03:31 PM ET (US)
Travel. If travel from your current duty station and the training site is over 50 miles, the post office will pay for lodging, per diem and mileage to and from your residence (less local commute) and training site. You can also claim travel to and from lodging and training site each day. If less than 50 miles, you will be paid mileage to and from each day. You have to complete PS Form 1010 first to be put into the postal travel system. You complete a PS From 1012e for travel that includes lodging and PS 1184 if it is only mileage.
03:23 PM ET (US)
Some districts are late meeting the deadline. Don't notify the union yet. When your form 50 is cut by HR, your pay will go up. Call or email the PM and/or District HR and ask when they are making you effective.
01:13 PM ET (US)
I have passed the 471 test (in October 2014!), been interviewed and been accepted for the PSE position at my small local post office, I am still working as a PMR at said local post office, making 12.12/hour and have not had a time set to attend classes, had no notification for drug test. Am I being impatient or do I need to notify the Union? I thought all this had to be in place by the end of February. What gives? Thanks for all your help folks!
12:28 PM ET (US)
Would someone please be able to clarify a question concerning what compensation is due a new PSE traveling 50+ miles for their 4 day training/testing. Is mileage, travel/training time, lodging, etc., paid?
05:57 PM ET (US)
Hopefully, the PMRs who have their hours cut have filed for unemployment.
12:56 PM ET (US)
One thing you left out is what is your current Des Act code... dual, RCA, PMR, PSE etc..
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