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

US Postal Service Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Oct 18, 2017

667 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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  • Dec 26, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Clerk in Atlanta, Georgia

    Accused paid time off for career employees

  • Nov 03, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Manager in Seattle, Washington State

    There is a ridiculous amount of earned leave that will get you discipline if you use.

  • Oct 26, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current CITY LETTER CARRIER in Huntsville, Alabama

    Of course you build time off so it’s not like your getting something for nothing.

  • Oct 01, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    During your first year (which is purposely not disclosed during the orientation), you are not allowed to be absent more than five days out of 365.

  • Aug 19, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former USPS CCA in Plymouth, Massachusetts

    you accumulate time off with hours worked. problem is there is a form to fill out to use it. there are forms for everything!

  • Jul 25, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Sales, Service and Distribution Clerk in Mamaroneck, New York State

    Time off goes by seniority! Depending on office size determines how many employees can take the same week off when applicable!

  • Jul 24, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Palatka, Florida

    When you become regular, the beginning leave benefit is 12 vacation and 12 sick leave and all the Major Federal Holidays with pay.

  • Jul 11, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Transitional Employee - Letter Carrier in La Crosse, Wisconsin

    4 hours a check, bare minimum

  • Jul 09, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current SSDA in Chicago, Illinois

    If you decide that you don’t want to be paid for a day you requested off you can be penalized and have time taken away if you have a numerous amount of those days.

  • May 25, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Norfolk, Virginia

    Varied, depending on length of time at USPS. The minimum was usually 2 weeks of PTO.

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