I work for the postal service ad have been accepted and utilized in a "Supervisory Developemental Program" since March 98. I have been detailed as Supervisor in this program for over 2170 hours, have applied for Supervisor, Maintenance Operations on six different occasions, HAVE NOT been accepted for an interview, and the persons promoted have not been entered into the above program. The persons selected for the interview were: 30 year black lady who has "3" degrees so we need to promotte her first, (who was selected for an interview even before she had the one year requirement of employment on a previous occasion), a male employee who was a Navy Officer so he must be a great selection, and a male who was not entered into the program but "a likeable person", so he'll be a good one; just to name a few incidents. My Maintenance Manager of Operations was overheard by myself telling other Maintenace Managers who was enquiring about my ability that "He's not a very good manager and I wouldn't hire him", but they continue to utilize me in that capacity when the present supervisors take vacations, wants a day off, or attend meetings. Whether than use me in other supervisory positions in the maintenace area, they continue to use other "selected" personnel who hasn't been selected to participate in the 204B Developemental Program, as they are younger or have been a Sergeant Major in the Army and "we feel they can do a beter job," and they just happen to be Black. Should I pursue this as I feel I have DEFINITELY been discriminated against due to my age, I turned 60, November 1.