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Questions and Answers on Incentive Program

APWU Web News Article #105-09, Sept. 4, 2009

The APWU and USPS have reached agreement on the answers [PDF] to a series of questions regarding the incentive program for employees who retire or separate in the coming months.

In the weeks since the union and management signed the Memorandum of Understanding [PDF] establishing the incentive program, the USPS Shared Services Department, which is the employees’ point of contact for inquiries on personnel matters, had provided employees with numerous responses that were contrary to the Aug. 24 Memo.

“We created a new, signed document to respond to the questions,” APWU President William Burrus said, “because it is essential that the union and management provide the same information to employees who are faced with a short time period to make important life-altering decisions.”

“In addition, I have prepared responses to some questions from the field [PDF] that do not require management’s concurrence,” Burrus said. “Management has seen my responses,” he noted, “and raised no objections.”

Click here [PDF] to view the Questions and Answers Memo.

Click here [PDF] to read the Interpretations — Incentive Memorandum (updated Sept. 9, 2009).

For more news and updated resources about the incentive program, visit the Retirement, Separation Incentive News page.

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