SUBSEQUENT EVENT (Notes)
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Subsequent Events [Abstract]|
On April 25, 2018, we announced that a select group of non-operations, retirement-eligible U.S. management employees were informed of their eligibility for participation in a special Voluntary Retirement Plan (VRP). Under the VRP, eligible employees will be offered a financial buyout to retire. The voluntary retirement program is designed to occur in phases to help maintain an orderly transition among those eligible to retire. The special VRP offer does not change the design, nor eligibility for, UPS retirement plans. This initiative will reduce headcount and lower on-going operating expense.
The entire disclosure for significant events or transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date through the date the financial statements were issued or the date the financial statements were available to be issued. Examples include: the sale of a capital stock issue, purchase of a business, settlement of litigation, catastrophic loss, significant foreign exchange rate changes, loans to insiders or affiliates, and transactions not in the ordinary course of business.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef