US Postal Service Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

US Postal Service Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Oct 18, 2017

591 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Full-time and regular part time employees of the USPS get different amounts of vacation time depending on seniority: Employes with Less than 3 years USPS service get 13 days per year Those with 3-15 years USPS service get 20 days per year. Those with 15 or more years service get 26 days of paid time off per year.

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Employee Comments

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  • Jan 02, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Mail Handler in Brockton, Massachusetts

    The longer you stayed with the P.O. the more vacation time you get. Only so many people can take a vacation at the same time.

  • Dec 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Contractor in Gary, Indiana

    They fully pay for your health insurance at Bronze level, but it takes forever to get any more than 2 weeks of vacation in a year. Additionally, there are NO paid days off other than vacation days.

  • Dec 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New Orleans, Louisiana

    Paid every major holiday, I think about 160 vacation hours per year.

  • Nov 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current CITY LETTER CARRIER in Paterson, New Jersey

    After 16 years you get 5 weeks off

  • Nov 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Albuquerque, New Mexico

    the longer you commit to the post office the more hours you can accumulate. Sick leave is a great thing also

  • Oct 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Tucson, Arizona

    After you get about 10 years you earn 18 hours of vacation a month and 8 hours of sick time a month. But don’t use it, they require doctors notes for unscheduled leave.

  • Sep 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former City Carrier Assistant in Princeton, New Jersey

    Best thing is that you will have numerous of vacation time. The worst thing is that you have to request for those time off in advanced- months advanced!

  • Sep 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Clerk in Kansas City, Kansas

    Great no place has better

  • Jul 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Maintenance Supervisor in Greensboro, North Carolina

    Vacation time is earned by the amount of hours you work.

  • Jul 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in York, Maine

    You do get a certain amount of paid time off, but not much. By the same token, you can take as much time off as you need on an unpaid basis. This has created some really poor situations where a veteran carrier who wants to retain benefits can claim illness and take months off. The substitute, meanwhile, works for far less, so management is happy looking the other way. Some times the veterans only show up for the holiday work, when overtime is available.

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