I retired end of Oct, 2015. Am I entitled to vacation & option days earned for the year 2016?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by larryp1644, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. larryp1644

    larryp1644 New Member

    I retired Oct 31, 2015. Am I entitled to vacation and option days earned for the year 2016? My local HR has not been much help in this matter
  2. You will get your 2016 vacation... At least that's the way it is here. But you won't get any of 2016 personal or sick days.
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I don't believe you get anything paid out, here. That is why we get a lot of retirements at the beginning of the year, after they take all their vacations, etc.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We work this year to get next year's vacations so the OP should get his 2016 vacations; however, I am not sure if he would get all of them or just the weeks before his seniority date.

    You have to work at least one day in the year to get your personal and sick days for that year.
  5. It's the opposite here. That's why alot of guys retire in October.
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Had a bunch just retire, but officially they are on vacation right now, never coming back.
  7. The guys here like to gonin October and get that extra lump sum.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Will they hold off on bidding their routes until they clear the system "just in case" they change their minds?

    I don't recall a single retiree, FT or PT, in my center who has ever changed their mind.
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Here, if you don't use them, you lose them. A way to make you work one last peak.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Yes they do. Had a few people who they miscalculated their time, and had to come back for a couple days/weeks after vacation over.
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Here some retire at the beginning of January but take all their vacation then so officially they don't retire until mid Feb. For pension credit you only need to work until about October to get credit for the full year but you need to stick around until after Christmas if you want that extra vacation money too.
  12. hardcharger

    hardcharger Member

    So why choose option 3 then? Can't u just chose the option of the extra week or the pay ? I would think to take all your weeks in October of your last year and you'd still get paid your vacations for the following year. Correct??
  13. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    We credit hours worked from seniority date to retirement date for (pro-rata) vacation. What's your seniority date?
  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    If you are still being paid for vacation/personal/sick days, you are still technically an employee, and your route can't be put up for bid.
  15. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    Here, you have to have 156 reports to qualify for the next years vacation. No opt unless you work a day in Jan..
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    This is something most retirees know before retiring.
  17. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Here you have to work thru the end of Nov to get all of the following year's vacation weeks paid out. I left in April and got my 25th year extra week. They also paid out all my sick bank and optionals, and paid all my health/vision/dental bennies through June. I took all my weeks in April and May plus got retirement checks for both months, since I was not technically working.
    You really want to plan ahead.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You should not have received pension checks while technically on vacation.
  19. I don't know if we can do that here. That's an excellent plan if you can do it. They will pay us for next year's vacation but you must use up all of you optional time or it will be deducted from your pension check.
  20. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    And now you know the rules of every pension plan? Astounding.
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