Postal Uniforms - Your First Allowance | Letter Carriers and MVS USPS Employees

With all the new employee's coming onboard at the USPS these days we are getting a whole bunch of fresh faces in our store, meeting our reps in post offices, and submitting questions via our website. Many are in the same boat and asking questions about the best way to maximize their first full uniform allowance. In fact so many are asking similar questions that we've gone ahead and decided to post our best guidance for how to spend your first year uniform allowance.

For the purpose of this post lets assume that you’re either a letter carrier, MVS worker who has just received your first full uniform allotment. CCA’s, stay tuned as we will publish a similar article just for you.

As of the time of this post first year letter carriers and MVS workers are receiving $517 towards their first uniform allowance.

First off, this isn’t bad, if you are careful with your spend you can make this work and build into a real healthy closet that keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

We are going to assume that your USPS postal uniform's need to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, meaning that your climate will experience all four seasons. The only other assumption is that MVS workers typically are not allowed to wear shorts, and we will address their other options.

With that said, lets get into the best way to maximize your first full postal uniform allowance.

Decision Number 1: Postal Uniform Jacket: Estimated Spend: $155.00