The Postal Service is made up of teams that work together to collect, transport, process, and deliver the mail. All team members must count on each other to get the job done. When an employee is out on sick leave, the rest of the team works a little harder to make sure our service standards are met.
Sick leave is
an important benefit to be used if you are incapacitated for duty. The
Postal Service sick leave benefit accumulates every pay period, which allows an
employee to build up a bank of hours that is available when needed for illness
or injury, or for long term leave due to an extended illness, accident or
leave benefit pays your salary when you can’t work. That is how the sick leave
benefit protects your future. It is like money in the bank – to be saved, and
used when needed. And few investments grow at the rate of saved sick
leave – if you use an hour of sick leave tomorrow that you earned fifteen years
ago, that hour is paid at your current wage – not your wage when that sick
leave time was earned.
can’t predict the future – when you will get sick, or injured, or need extended
time for a long recuperation period – it is prudent to bank your sick leave
hours. This will offer you a safety net for those times when you are physically
unable to work.
illness can strike anyone, at any age, at any time. Protect your future and
bank your sick leave.