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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.
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.
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.
Paid every major holiday, I think about 160 vacation hours per year.
After 16 years you get 5 weeks off
the longer you commit to the post office the more hours you can accumulate. Sick leave is a great thing also
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.
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!
Great no place has better
Vacation time is earned by the amount of hours you work.
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.