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Changing Non-Career Employees to Career Status Added Stability, USPS Says

April 14, 2022
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A Postal Service report on the first anniversary of its 10-year operating plan cites the conversion of non-career employees to career status as having added “stability” to its operations.

The USPS for years had increased the share of what it calls “pre-career” employees within its overall workforce as a cost-saving measure, since those employees do not qualify for the full range of benefits to career employees. However, the report said the postal agency “has experienced years of high workforce turnover in our pre-career workforce, as well as availability issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversion of close to 63,000 pre-career into career positions has contributed to our objective of stabilizing workplace availability nationally.”

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