You have to be kidding. The freeze on hiring also prevents transfers and promotions. I've tried to transfer from IL to DC area via E-reassign, by writing letters to Post Masters (who really want and need me), by involving my Post Master and by involving the Local Union Presidents to no avail. It is impossible, no matter how good of an employee you are to transfer. I've been a PTF for nine years and I'm next in line to get my own route but I'd give it up and start all the way at the bottom if I could just transfer. Its not going to happen, so I'm going to have to quit a job that I've had for ten years... that I love and that I'm great at, just so I can move to DC to be with my wife!
Jacksonville was accepting transfers as of last month. They don't have anything posted but I'm sure they may accept some unless they got an over abundance. There was also a post of someone who says he was contacted by 3 or 4 cities in Florida but he didn't specify which one.