The American Postal Workers Union has negotiated a retirement incentive agreement with the U.S. Postal Service. The agreement will award eligible full-time career employees a $15,000 payment in two installments if they terminate their service for the USPS through retirement, early retirement or voluntary separation.

According to the agreement, part-time employees will receive a prorated amount.

"Our goal was to achieve an incentive for members who are ready to end their postal careers; to ensure that no groups of employees are excluded, and to lessen the hardships of excessing for those who remain," said APWU President Cliff Guffey. "This agreement accomplishes those objectives."

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