Old 01-19-2012, 08:29 AM
racingdeb racingdeb is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
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can the post office take my retirement if I am fired? I have 28 years in.
Old 01-19-2012, 08:46 AM
DCnDC DCnDC is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Dueling Grounds
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Any money you contributed is yours no matter your employment status. With 28 years I would imagine you are fully vested, but I am not familiar with the rules of your plan. This is something you need to discuss with your union, assuming you're in the union.

So, short answer: no, with an if.
Old 01-19-2012, 09:04 AM
Ferret Herder Ferret Herder is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Suburbs of Chicagoland
Posts: 22,337
My husband is a USPS letter carrier, so I'd ask him, but he's at work right now. I do know that regardless of your craft (I think that's the right word), it's an open shop and unless your craft's union rep is a jerk, he or she should be able to make sure you're informed even if you're not a union member.

As the previous poster said, my guess is that you're fully vested. On the other hand, you're working for the Feds, so if you're fired for something really wild (local or Federal crimes, especially related to handling mail), that may be another matter - this last part is a wild-ass guess, and I have no special knowledge on the subject.
Old 01-19-2012, 09:08 AM
Snnipe 70E Snnipe 70E is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
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I assume that you are getting yearly statements about your retirement account. It probably will tell you if you are fully vested or not.


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