Postal Worker Test Preparation: Testing Procedures and Rules for Test 473
After You Apply for the Exam—the Scheduling Notice
About two weeks after you apply to take the exam (using one of the two methods just described), a scheduling notice will be mailed to you at the address you provided in your application. The notice will indicate your scheduled testing date, time, and location (the address of the exam office where you are to report for the test). The notice indicates the time by which you must report to the test site, not the time that testing actually begins. Your testing date will probably be about six weeks from when you receive the notice (eight weeks after you applied for the test), but the time might be even longer. The packet that you’ll receive will actually contain two separate items:
- Your admission pass, which tells you when and where to report for the test
- A 15-page booklet about the exam that contains the following information:
Some sample questions similar to the ones on each part of the exam
Instructions about what to bring with you to the exam office on the day of your exam
The same two-tier survey that the USPS Web site provides during the online application process
A brief description of each part of the test, along with some basic test-taking suggestions
Exam Accommodations for Persons with Qualifying Disabilities
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Postal Service must find ways to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities, where appropriate, during the examination process (as well as on the job). Under the act, a disability is defined as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity,” which includes functions such as hearing, seeing, walking, speaking, caring for self, performing manual tasks, and breathing.
If you are a Postal Service applicant and you believe that you are a qualified individual with a disability who requires accommodation during the application process (including a Postal Service exam), you are responsible for making your needs known as early as possible. Request accommodation in advance by contacting the official, or local, manager of human resources of the examination administration office in the city or region where you plan to take the exam. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation you need. (This request can also be made by someone else on your behalf.)
If your disability is not obvious, you may be required to provide documentation from an appropriate professional to clearly explain the nature and/or impact of the disability and your need for reasonable accommodation during the application process, including the test.
For more information, see USPS Publication 316, “Reasonable Accommodation in the U.S. Postal Service: A Guide for Employees and Applicants.”
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