Below is a link from Federal Times.Com explaining early outs and buyouts.
Union Wins Huge Case for Clerks in Small Offices new!
(03/30/13) The union won a major arbitration victory on March 29, when Arbitrator Shyam Das issued a long-awaited decision that will affect Clerk Craft jobs in small post offices. The ruling settles a long-simmering dispute about the amount of bargaining unit work postmasters and supervisors may perform in Level 18-and-below offices. “This decision will mean more hours for the clerks who work in small offices and more Clerk Craft jobs,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey. [full story] | Enforcing the Award