USPS Liteblue eRetire
Liteblue eRetire is a self-service web application exclusively for United States Postal Services (USPS) employees. Using the eRetire platform USPS employees can manage several pension and retirement related actions online. This platform can be accessed online through an internet browser. Currently, there is no mobile application for eRetire but you can use an internet browser to access this service through your phone.
Only USPS staff who are close to or have already reached retirement age are eligible to use this service.
USPS Liteblue eRetire Login
Logging into eRetire is a simple process, however only eligible employees can login to eRetire. You can log into the eRetire through Liteblue. Unlike other self-service web applications of USPS, eRetire doesn’t have a separate website. The step by step instructions to login to eRetire are given below:
- First, open a browser on your computer or your mobile device and then go to http://www.liteblue.usps.gov/.
- Once the site is fully loaded, you will find the login form where you will enter your Employee ID and your SSP password on the assigned fields. Once you enter those, click on the ‘Sign In’ button.
- Once you are signed in to your Liteblue account look for a tab labeled ‘My HR’ and click on it. Then, scroll down to reach the bottom of the page where you can find the ‘Employee Apps’ link. Click on that link. Different retirement related apps will then be displayed where you can find eRetire. Click on eRetire to access it.
What can you use Liteblue eRetire for?
You can use Liteblue eRetire for different functions although all of them are related to staff retirement plans. Different retirement plans are available for different employees so they vary and not all eRetire functions are available to every eligible employee which includes the ability to look up and to print annuity estimates.
USPS employees who are getting close to retirement age can order a retirement application form using the eRetire service. The eligible employees can book a retirement counseling session online and also set the date from when they want the retirement process to start. The staff are also able to check different annuity estimates through eRetire.
Who is eligible to use eRetire?
Any USPS employee who meets the given criteria is eligible to use the USPS Liteblue eRetire platform.
- The employee is at most 5 years away from retirement eligibility. They can use said platform to request, view and even print annuity estimates.
- Employees who are 6 months away from retirement eligibility can do all of the above and also are able to book a retirement counseling session and even request a retirement application form.
- Employees who are already eligible for retirement can perform all of the above mentioned functions and are also able to request annuity estimates on a monthly basis.
Part-time and Non-traditional Full-time (NTFT) employees of the USPS as well as Postal Inspectors need to manually request an annuity estimate. For that they must contact the USPS HR Shared Service Center (HRSSC) at 1-877-477-3273 and then choose the menu option 5 to request a manual annuity estimate. A manual annuity estimate will then be mailed to the postal address of the employee, as recorded by the company.
What is my Employee ID?
You must’ve already known by now that your Employee Identification Number or your Employee ID is an unique eight digit number assigned to you by the company. You can find this number on the top of your earnings statements.
What is SSP and how do I set it up?
SSP stands for Self-Service Profile. All USPS employees create this profile to be able to log into different self-service web applications of USPS like Liteblue, ePayroll, PostalEASE, eRetire. Once you are hired by USPS, you will receive a temporary SSP password through mail within 10-12 days. However, you cannot use this SSP to login to these platforms so you will have to create a permanent password yourself. To do that go to https://ssp.usps.gov/ssp-web/welcome.xhtml enter your Employee ID and your temporary SSP password and just follow the instructions provided by the site to create a new one.
Forgot Liteblue eRetire Login Password
If you’ve forgotten your SSP password there’s nothing to worry about, you can easily change your password online. You can reset your password even if you think it has been compromised. To reset go to your login page of liteblue at http://www.liteblue.usps.gov/ and click on the “password recovery” button below the ‘Sign In’ option, a new window will open where you will enter your employee ID and then just follow the instructions to create a new SSP password.
You can also directly go to https://ssp.usps.gov/ssp-web/welcome.xhtml and click on the ‘Forgot/Change Password?’ option to reset your SSP password.
I cannot login to Liteblue, what might be the problem?
If you are unable to login to USPS Liteblue, the first thing you should do is check and recheck to see if you’ve entered the correct login credentials. Make sure you are entering your eight digit Employee ID which you can find at the top of your earning statement and correct SSP. Check if you’ve turned off your CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK since liteblue passwords are case sensitive. If you think you’ve forgotten your SSP, try changing it using the directions explained above.
Check if your device is connected to the internet or not. Try refreshing the web page and updating your browser to the latest version. Use a different internet browser if it doesn’t work, Google Chrome is recommended. You can also try clearing your browser cache and cookies. Consider switching out the device you are using to login, use a different computer or try using your mobile device.
If you still cannot login after troubleshooting, contact the HR Shared Service Center at 1-877-477-3273 and then choose the menu option 5 for assistance.