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ArtistewolfPerson was signed in when posted
09:07 AM ET (US)
/m4325 They used me for mail count this year, otherwise I haven't worked.
PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
10:34 AM ET (US)
/m4325 I don't think they will actively purge all the PMRs from the payroll, especially before a new APWU contract is finalized.
10:25 AM ET (US)
I am a PMR, Was an OIC in 6hr office until replaced by clerk March 2015. I continued to work in the same office(still a PMR) when clerk needed day off until March this year-when I closed out my accountability, returned keys. Am wondering what other PMRs are working or doing , if any are still left ? Since I was 62 in March 2015, I was able to collect Social Security and Unemployment. Unemployment does not effect SS. I am really enjoying my retirement. Just wondering why the USPS is keeping me and other PMRs on rolls? What are they getting out of it ???
Edited 04-29-2016 10:26 AM
Mama don'tliePerson was signed in when posted
06:19 AM ET (US)
/m4323 sadly, no.
11:34 PM ET (US)
If I started with the USPS as a PMR for 11 then transferred to a larger office and was a PTF for a few years before becoming full time...Does any of my 11 yrs as a PMR count towards retirement...financially or as a count of years employed?
PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
03:31 PM ET (US)
Not only *can* the PM do this, but if the person off the street had veterans preference, the PM may have had no choice.
Edited 04-18-2016 04:10 PM
MainePMR to PSE
12:54 PM ET (US)
Sadly, Yes
12:39 PM ET (US)
I have been a PMR for 5 months. A position in my PO came open for a PSE. I applied and my postmaster gave it to someone off the street with no experience. Can they do this to me?
06:12 PM ET (US)
Sad the Postal service gives you a raise as a PMR. Tell you you will work 4 hour offices then tell you you have to take a test for PSE then conveniently loose your test score and give to someone else with less years than you. A PSE has a lower wage. Still receive letter as Pmr That we received a raise. Was told I was no longer allowed to work my office of 25 years as PMR Told not to come back the next day called the next office I was ask to work to tell them Couldn't work for them the next week when they needed relieved and guess what A PMR was working office. Funny how they can change rules. Sad we try to do our best work wherever we are told and needed then just told you are no longer wanted. Pray they get honest people to run the Postal service and it goes back to the way it used to be run by responsible intelligent caring personnel that knew what they were doing.
09:05 PM ET (US)
Yes, but depends. Some districts take your badge and remove you right away from rolls. The exam can be taken again in 6 months. Technically they are not to let you work. I have heard of some districts being very slow to remove the PSE.
08:21 PM ET (US)
I have been a PSE at an office that is only open for four hours a day. I just took and failed the 421 exam. What happens now do I loose my job?
05:14 PM ET (US)
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
04:58 PM ET (US)
Are you still on the rolls?
04:46 PM ET (US)
I am filling out job applications and my title is Postmaster Relief. How do I answer the questions: Are you a current Federal employee? If you are a current Federal employee, by what agency and organization are you employed?
08:44 AM ET (US)
/m4311 I agree with everything you said. It doesn't cost me anything either to stay on the rolls. .. I am one of the few in the area that didn't have to seek other employment. I will take their $$ for this mail count, after all I got a raise on form 50 in Jan. LOL. I did hear in Rural Mail count training class that there will be no mail count next year, but didn't hear that was a forever thing. Bye...gotta go count mail... :)
PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
05:43 PM ET (US)
/m4310 Would not be surprised. I've heard that some annuitants (retirees) are also being rehired as temporary PMRs to do mail count. I'm a PTF now but was sent to training to do mail count at the RMPO where I worked as a PMR and PSE. Mail count is causing a clerk shortage in our area. That said, I'm hearing that this will be the last mail count.

It costs the USPS almost *nothing* to keep an idle PMR on the "payroll". They get no benefits, and they don't get paid when they don't work. And they may pay unemployment either way. They are likely willing to keep you on the books until you resign yourself. Makes it cleaner from a legal POV.

Also, they may want to wait until there is a new APWU contract, because there may or may not be an ability to use PMRs again in that contract. If the new contract keeps the status quo on PMRs, there may be some terminations in the future... but again, not sure since it is almost free to keep a PMR on the books.
Edited 03-13-2016 05:53 PM
05:20 PM ET (US)
/m4308 Are they using you for mail count? I figured out that is why we are still on the rolls.
03:43 PM ET (US)
I am still on the rolls as a PMR. Haven't worked since July, been collecting unemployment and now it's running out. Are there any federal extensions for USPS employees?
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