UPS and the OJT training with the VA

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Spcmiddleton, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    I was reaching out hoping to catch someone else that does the OJT through the VA. I had no problem getting my hours submitted up until about 8 months ago. The lady who was doing it moved to another job and the guy in charge of it retired out of the blue. Since then my hours have been submitted sporadically and now they haven't been submitted for three months. I'm wondering if anyone else is having this same issue or I'm the only one. I don't expect a lot of replies as UPS and the VA (Veterans Administration) do not advertise this and keep it a secret it seems. Local HR has been worthless on the topic as I had to explain what the program was to them. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Wow---never heard of UPS working with the VA.
     
  3. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    Just file a grievance on the pay you're owed since it's not being sent in. I'd imagine that may get someone's attention.
     
  4. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    Trust me neither has 99% of the company. I found it by accident one day. They started it in 2015. Everyone you bring it up to looks at you like you're stupid.
     
  5. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    I wish I could. The way it works is my hours are verified and signed off by UPS then submitted to the VA so I can be paid for my OJT (on the job training) the only place I'm caught up is getting it verified and submitted.
     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    No wonder I've never heard of it. I've been retired since 2001
     
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    You've been training since 2015?
     
  8. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    Long story short I didn't start the program my first peak season. Started it after I came back from the post office. So since 2016. All it boils down to is my education benefits. Same as a plumber would get paid while he was an apprentice. If that makes any sense at all.
     
  9. Poop Head

    Poop Head Troll

    It does not.


    What is your job at ups?
     
  10. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    Package car driver. I'm
    I drive the nice brown trucks same as everyone else. I use my education benefits that I get from my military service to get paid by the VA while I work at Ups for the same 36 months as any other service member would get. So it would be the same as a plumber, electrician, carpenter etc. Using their education benefits while apprenticing.
     
  11. Poop Head

    Poop Head Troll

    Ahhhhhhh, now I understand. That's pretty cool.
     
  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    How much does it pay
     
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Not very well, judging by the 1st post.
     
  14. Misthios

    Misthios I love my job. Don't you?

    It pays around $800 a month. I'm simply asking if anyone had any insight as to what's going on. My wife is considering starting college and if this things has gone all sixes and sevens then I can back out of it and transfer my remaining months of eligibility to her.