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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at United States Postal Service? What are the steps along the way?


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It took about 3-4 weeks to complete your hiring process

Answered - Package Handler (Former Employee) - Shreveport, LA

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2 months waiting, background checks and more waiting.

Answered - Sub Mail Carrier (Current Employee) - Oxford, ME

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You can start when they call you,but you are on a probation period and you have to take a driving test.

Answered - Rural Route Carrier (Former Employee) - Clayton, NC

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3 months you must pass a post office exam

Answered - Mail Processor (Current Employee) - Tacoma, WA

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2-3 months, a lot of test to take whether it's urine or mental tests

Answered - Rural Carrier Associate (Current Employee) - Altamont, NY

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Be prepared for hotel stays if you live in smaller or rural areas. In the process now and about to go on 2nd. 3 day hotel stay. They reimburse you but it takes a while


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Long process! About 4 months.

Answered - Mail Carrier (Current Employee) - Phillipsburg, NJ

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About 3months.

Answered - Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) (Current Employee) - Snellville, GA

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