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Step credit for former TEs to be recalculated

When applying the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Step Credit for Former Transitional Employees, USPS divided the employees’ total days on the rolls as a transitional employee (TE) by 365. This calculation was flawed. For example, this calculation would require a TE to work more than two weeks into their fourth year as a TE to get credit for three years. While this issue was not formally filed at the interpretive step, USPS has agreed to recalculate eligible employees’ TE service by dividing their total TE days by 360. This agreement (M-01896) will result in more than 600 former TEs receiving an additional step advancement retroactive to May 26, 2018.