Questions and Answers about United States Postal Service Benefits
157 questions about Benefits at United States Postal Service
How long do you have to work at United States Postal Service before you can go on maternity leave?10 years
Asked October 9, 2020
Answered October 9, 2020
What is covered by the health insurance at United States Postal Service?Federal Blue Cross & Blue Shield.Many options to choose from.
Asked December 15, 2020
Answered December 15, 2020
What is covered by the life insurance at United States Postal Service?There is none unless you're a federal (non contract) worker
Asked January 3, 2021
Answered January 3, 2021
How much vacation do you get the first year?None if you're an Rca the only time you will get time off is if your a full time employee which varies from post office to post office. Generally it can take any where from 5-20 years to go full time. The average I hear is around 10 years but again varies.
Asked July 14, 2016
Answered July 14, 2016
What is United States Postal Service sick leave policy? How many sick days do you get per year?If you run into hardship they don't give a *hit
Asked January 16, 2017
Answered January 16, 2017
What is the vacation policy like at United States Postal Service? How many vacation days do you get per year?1 week per year for full time employees
Asked January 26, 2017
Answered January 26, 2017
What benefits does United States Postal Service offer?I heard they provide insurance
Asked January 20, 2018
Answered January 20, 2018
I'm 22, but at age 18, I had a surgery which triggered some Auto-Immune and other health issues suddenly. I was only able to do nannying, cleaning jobs with friends who do cleaning for businesses, and some volunteer work. I was able to get trained as an Optometric Technician when I interned at an Optometrists office. I have been putting in applications and resumes in like crazy. I have friends that work for the United States Postal Service. They all love it. I saw a job opening for a Seasonal Office Clerk Assistant. With not having a real job history, I get the feeling that I shouldn't apply. I would love to apply, but I'm not sure if I would even get a chance with not having a true job history. Any suggestions or ideas?To start ,have a bit of faith in yourself ,everyone there started somewhere . Most by asking if they could fill out an application.
Asked October 27, 2016
Answered October 27, 2016
What kind of benefits does a City Carrier Assistant have?You do not become a regular after a year as a CCA. If a regular retires you can apply for their position.
Asked May 26, 2016
Answered May 26, 2016
Can an assistant rural carrier get 40 hours a week and can they be available for benefits?Yes, you can expect to be worked 40+ hours at your home office unless it has few routes and is fully staffed of RCAs. Failing that, you can opt to substitute at other offices but don't expect proper route training or assistance....oftentimes you are thrown to the wolves. As an RCA, you have a limited time (90 days maybe?) to sign up for health and dental benefits once hired. I was not told this in training, so I thought I would not be eligible until after a year of service. As a result, the "system" electronically signed for me, that I had opted out which I had to fight for reinstatement. USPS contribution is a decent amount which makes these benefits way more affordable than the open market. My husband and I have current medical and dental coverage thru United Healthcare. $100 monthly for me as employee and $450 a month for my husband as a dependent. The premium is automatically deducted from your biweekly paycheck. Vision insurance is not included. You need to make sure you get enough work as an RCA to cover these costs, otherwise the coverage will be canceled after so many months of insufficient funds and any and all medical treatment costs will become due for you to pay out of pocket.
Asked May 18, 2017
Answered May 18, 2017
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