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

US Postal Service Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Oct 18, 2017

535 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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  • Jun 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current PSE Mail Processing Clerk in Columbus, Ohio

    As a PSE you get 5 days off after your 360 appointment. And you can always request time off with your supervisor. You can use your Annual. Or Leave without pay.

  • Jun 09, 2018

    OMG, where do you guys get this stuff? 4 hours of annual leave for each day they work! That is crazy! I only wish it were true. As a USPS Letter Carrier and 27 yrs of service I should know. Read the description above! It is correct. For regular employee we do a leave draw once every year. The number of days earned each year is based on your time of service. Prior military and federal time will be added to your time in service. Once you are on the the leave draw list management can't deny your leave. The rest of the year you can request leave, but it will be denied if the leave draw for that week is full. CCA's and other non career employees have a different option to long to go into. For Letter Carriers you can carry over 440 hrs of annual leave once you earn it. Sick leave has no limit.

  • May 26, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current USPS CCA in Detroit, Michigan

    will get a vacation but may not be the days your requesting

  • Apr 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current automation clerk in Henrietta, New York State

    Man don't use it they have a fit!!

  • Apr 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former CCA in Gary, Indiana

    Only offered to regulars not cca

  • Apr 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former CCA in Fairlawn, Ohio

    Build up paid time off, but it is hard to take because they always need you to work.

  • Mar 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current City Carrier Assistant in Carrollton, Texas

    Vacation and time off must be accrued. Then these are permissible by seniority

  • Mar 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Marketing Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia

    10 holidays, 10 annual leave and 10 sck leave

  • Mar 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current USPS CCA in Dewitt, Arkansas

    A temporary employee does receive earned p.t.o., unfortunately after one year they are "fired" with usps taking 5 days to decide on reinstatement of the employee. I used all my p.t.o. for my mandatory "week off". Love the major holiday, this was a big step up.

  • Feb 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sales Associate in Lansing, Illinois

    Full time employees earn 4 hours of annual leave each day they work

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