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Attention Retirees:

Applications for Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 11

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09/01/2016 - Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in applying for temporary positions as Holiday Clerk Assistants: Applications are due Sept. 11.

The Peak Season Exception Periods memo signed by President Mark Dimondstein and the USPS Vice President of Labor Relations in September 2015 has been carried forward into the new contract.  Therefore, retirees will have the opportunity to be rehired as temporary Holiday Clerk Assistants again this year – this time in both Mail Processing and Customer Service.

If a retiree takes advantage of this opportunity, it will have no adverse impact on his or her annuity.    

Those interested in working temporarily as a Holiday Clerk Assistant, must apply online at To apply, click on the “Search Now” button, type “Annuitant” in the space next to “Keywords,” and then click “Start.”

  • Applications are being accepted until Sept. 11, 2016. 
  • The pay is set at $16.06 per hour (the same hourly rate as Grade 6 Postal Support Employees).
  • The appointment is limited to a six-week period from Nov. 12 through Dec. 23, 2016, or Nov. 26, 2016, through Jan. 6, 2017.                                                                                       

“This represents an important opportunity for our retired members to put their postal experience to good use while they earn a little extra cash,” Dimondstein said. “I encourage all interested retirees to complete their applications as soon as possible.”