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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
03:17 PM ET (US)
I think they meant /m4624, to refer to your original message.
Long Timer
02:50 PM ET (US)
m/4624 ? Not sure what that is. Thanks.
08:55 AM ET (US)
m/4624 Everyday it's a whole new low! It will get worse! I'm leaving with over 33 years, can't wait!
82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
06:20 PM ET (US)
There are many things to consider about retirement. First of course is money. Can you afford it? Only you know the answer to that. Second, what are your going to do to fill in the time you would be working or traveling to and from work. You may want to consider taking one of those retirement seminar classes for which ever retirement system you are in. Google retirement for CSRS or FERS. They cost some money but they may be worth it. It was for me. It would be best to take the courses well before retirement so you can take advantage of what you learned before it is too late. Whatever you choose enjoy your retirement. You earned it. I am in my 10th year of retirement. I never looked back. It was a great career. Pay and benefits are nearly unbeatable.
Long Timer
05:42 PM ET (US)
How much worse is it going to get going forward. I can retire now with 34 + years. Any advise.
06:23 PM ET (US)
Question about spot awards. Who gets them and how much. In OHV. Pennies and no recognition. I had to seriously sign my own award today.
postman99Person was signed in when posted
08:53 PM ET (US)
/m4619 They definitely need to be dragged before congress to testify. Hopefully many of us here will be brave enough to step up when Congress asks for testimonies.
brenda corePerson was signed in when posted
07:04 PM ET (US)
i am almost 62 to retire and is unable to because the usdol has not paid me my compensation after they lost the file. Blaming me for not having medical for 21 years. owcp is service time when they pay you. They are destroying our postal workers by allowing usdol to have control of the compensation fund when they are doing claims wrong. The post service needs to petition for the funds to be done by them and that we have a higher courts because they are making many errors that they are not accountable.
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01:59 PM ET (US)
The problem with postal managers and those charged with monitoring them, including inspectors and oig, is that there so many of them living in glass houses. In my district they finally fired a postmaster who was known by 2 "superiors" to be stealing money from the USPS. Well, a supervisor finally ratted them out and too many people knew and they could not cover it up any longer. And that supervisor was rewarded with the money thieving PM's job. Best part? The supervisor was a clerk and pleaded no contest to stealing mail. So they put him directly into a MGMT training program and sent him back to the office from which he stole mail. But now he was supervising his former co-workers who knew they whole story. So, you see, there is no shame among postal managers. And no crime that cannot and has not been tolerated. Personally, as a customer I would have wanted the money thief as postmaster instead of the mail thief. But the honest public doesn't get to choose what type of crook handles their mail. Other immoral, dishonest, and possibly criminal postal managers make those choices.
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01:22 PM ET (US)
What's your wife's name?
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01:08 PM ET (US)
The reason you are not allowed to post names is that someone might, and I mean I will, look that name up on the website that lists all postal employees, their position (job title, I mean), and pay.
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
01:05 PM ET (US)
Well, I finally got to read a post before it got deleted. I'll give it an hour. But I will say if your wife is doing a POOM she isn't very discriminating. They tend to be real lowlifes. Ours has been in the criminal newspaper they sell at the convenience stores. There used to be standards for ALL postal employees. Now there are none for any. Like the ones who would be in jail if they were school teachers. It seems moral and financial misdeeds get you promoted since you have proven you have what it takes.
Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
09:41 AM ET (US)
You may retire any day at any time with no notice. The only effect on your retirement is when you will get your money. If you told them today or 2 months ago that you are retiring the 31st you might get the first check sooner than if you told them on the way out the door on the 31st, but by the time the dust settles you will get the same money. If you don't mind perhaps waiting on the first check, you don't have to give any notice.

Go to liteblue (eRetire?) and research. There is retirement "counseling" available. Call Human Resources Shared Services Center for more information.

The most important questions involve which system you have (CSRS or FERS) and if you are eligible for an unreduced annuity. Under FERS your age and years of service might affect the FERS supplement and the 10% bump in retirement at age 62 with at least 20 years of service (under FERS you might want to retire at age 62 instead of shortly before).

**I don't know if the shutdown is affecting OPM.**
Edited 01-11-2019 09:47 AM
PM tired
08:13 PM ET (US)
I am ready to retire. Today is 1/10/2019. Is it possible to retire effective 1/31/2019 if I submit paperwork immediately?
03:08 PM ET (US)
I have friends that work at memphis post office on 3rd street they say only a few will work the rest will find a hiding spot and sleep till time to leave and will me called in for overtime and go write back to sleep on overtime.
09:09 PM ET (US)
/m4606 I would imagine the honest answer is that most PM's don't "work" a full day. And that supervisors generally do the majority of the daily work. Which is why supervisors generally put in for PM position as soon as they can.
Now with that said, I'd say you burned your bridges with reporting to POOM, HR, Labor, IG and DM.
There are many things that are not fair. In future, pick your battles. Pick them carefully.

/m4607 LOL
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