US Postal Service Benefits

2.8 out of 5 (31 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Health Insurance

    "GEHA, but you have many choices of health insurance companies via the FEHBP." (8 comments)

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "The Max amt earned after about 15 years of service is 26 days/per year and you can carry over up to 11 weeks (440 hrs) of paid vacation time." (5 comments)

  • Mobile Phone Discount

    "20% off of most places is pretty cool i guess" (4 comments)

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Sep 14, 2014
    Current CITY LETTER CARRIER in Syosset, New York State

    Best benefits--Health Insurance, TSP which is like a 401(K), paid sick and annual leave, pension. union representation

  • Sep 12, 2014
    Former Employee in Trenton, New Jersey

    The best thing it is a good package. there is nothing to dislike about it.

  • Sep 5, 2014
    Current PSE Clerk in Edmond, Oklahoma

    5 days vacation a year. not the best vacation pkg

  • Sep 2, 2014
    Current Career Custodial Laborer in Brooklyn, New York State

    Annual and sick leave, discounts on computers, phone service and other things, life insurance and flexible spending accounts are pluses. There is insurance but it's taken out of your check. you have to work 30 yrs before retirement benefits are available.

  • Sep 1, 2014
    Former Postal Support Employee in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Was not initially offered a benefits package, but knew that upon longer-term employment, a comprehensive package would be available.

  • Aug 31, 2014
    Current Employee in Detroit, Michigan

    Plenty of variety of providers but can get confusing.

  • Aug 29, 2014
    Current Mail Carrier in San Jose, California

    Best: Sick Leave/FMLA
    Worst: Inflexible work hours & no dental or vision

  • Aug 28, 2014
    Former Employee in New Orleans, Louisiana

    Increase cost of Health insurance

  • Aug 25, 2014
    Current Mail Carrier in Miami, Florida

    Thrift Savings Plan, Health benefits, Employee matching contribution, and paid time off

  • Aug 25, 2014
    Current Sales Service Associaate in White River Junction, Vermont

    Matching funds in TSP accounts up to 3% is good, but most benefit packages are paid by the employee.

    No disability insurance is offered except by the unions.

    If an employee has used up any accumulated sick or vacation leave (which they are penalized for) he/she has no income available whatsoever.

    Employees receive warnings and suspensions for using sick leave (unless they've been able to get coverage under the FMLA) even if they have the accumulated leave to cover the time.

    Management continuously attempts to circumvent rules of the FMLA. USPS's management of the FMLA program consistently attempts to alter interpretation of FMLA guidelines and rules in order to minimize its coverage and availability to eligible employees.

    Job training in many areas is minimal to almost non existent. If training is provided it's often provided by employees who have held the position previously. If this trainer/employee doesn't have an amicable relationship with the trainee, the trainee often doesn't receive correct instruction and can be penalized in the future for this. I personally experienced in one of the positions I held.

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