USPS OIG: White Paper on Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Reform

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White Papers – HR-WP-14-003 08/18/2014 Executive Summary Enacted in 1916, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides medical, compensation, death, and vocational rehabilitation benefits to civilian federal employees who sustain injuries — including occupational disease — because of their employment with the federal government. The U.S. Congress amended FECA in 1974 to provide continuation of…

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Mail carriers have armed federal escorts after Troy, NY shootings

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TROY – Residents have been concerned for more than a year about shooting incidents in the North Central and Lansingburgh neighborhoods and now mail carriers report feeling threatened by the groups, authorities said. Four mail carriers who work in the area have armed escorts from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service accompanying them on their rounds….

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OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injury and illnesses

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WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced it will extend the comment period on the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to Oct. 14, 2014. The proposal, published on Nov. 8, 2013, would amend the agency’s recordkeeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and…

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Interactive ELM 546 Process meeting for employees in Los Angeles today

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This is what’s happening at LAX-ISC in Los Angeles.  It affects all 3 tours and includes both Clerks and Mail Handlers.  Employees had recently been instructed to clock on to  546 / Standby Operation 340 and sit in a room.    

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Postmaster General sued after letter carrier reports alleged discrimination

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A woman is suing over claims she was discriminated against in her position as a letter carrier and her employment was terminated after an injury on the job. Kimberly L. Cox filed a lawsuit Aug. 4 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Patrick R. Donahoe, as Postmaster General, and the…

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