APWU HR Director Carney: OWCP-USPS Issues, Training

Human Relations Director Sue Carney

Human Relations Director Sue Carney

From: Sue Carney
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:52 AM
To: Regional Coordinators; NBAs; Resident Officers
Subject: Misleading USPS Letters; Training Seminar Info; cyberFEDS; Have OWCP claims reviewed at Nat’l Conv

National Officers – For your information.
Please feel free to forward this information with attachments to your APWU email distribution lists. Your continued support is appreciated. Sue

  1. It has recently come to my attention that the USPS is sending what I consider to be misleading letters (attached) to injured members in an effort to obtain ‘additional’ OWCP claim information.   I hope the attached APWU tutorial helps inform members and impedes Postal Service attempts to obtain information through deceptive campaigns.
  1. Organizing Director Anna Smith and I are both hosting a training seminar in Atlantic City, NJ, October 5th – 9th.  Seminar options include Human Relations/OWCP Injury Compensation (Carney) and Effective Organizing (Smith). Individuals must book a package through APWU to participate. Space is limited so book early. A copy of the “Register Now” postcard is attached. Interested representatives should visit the APWU Calendar of Events for more detailed information and to register.
  1. Delegates who have questions about specific claims or OWCP processes are invited to stop by the Human Relations Booth during National Convention to speak with Mr. Ed Duncan, APWU Federal Injury Compensation Human Relations Specialist. Ed has 28 years of experience with the Department of Labor – 24 specifically with the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation. Ed has been a Claims Examiner, an Assistant District Director, the Assistant Branch Chief for the Branch of Hearings and Review, and he was the Assistant Deputy Director of Federal Employees’ Compensation for  eight years before retiring and becoming a valued part-time resource to the APWU. Delegates are encouraged to bring copies of medical narratives if applicable and OWCP letters, including decisions for review. Delegates should ensure they have the claim number, date of injury and claimant’s date of birth for us to access DOL query systems during convention.
  1. I have received a few calls from locals reporting a Mr. Dan Organ, Consultant, LRP Publications has been innocuously  referencing me while attempting to sell subscriptions to cyberFEDS. To clarify my interactions with Mr. Organ, I received a free one week trial to cyberFEDS which I never used, and participated in a one hour demonstration. This officer neither endorses nor rejects cyberFEDS as a useful resource. A local should make its purchase decision based on its needs. My limited interaction should not influence a local’s decision one way or the other. Mr. Organ has been contacted and advised not to use APWU or its officers as a reference without our express consent.

Susan M. “Sue” Carney
National Human Relations Director
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
1300 L Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

(202) 842-4270 office
(202) 216-2634 fax

2 thoughts on “APWU HR Director Carney: OWCP-USPS Issues, Training

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Kaw Valley Local 238
    Office held, if any
    Union steward and Trustee
    Our plant manager Les Carpenter and the NDC/BMC in KCK states that they only have to provide medical transportation to the hospital. Its the employee responsibility to get back to work even though they are still on the clock. We have a labor/management meeting Thursday and I will bring this up. We had an employee who went to the hospital in the ambulance because management did not want to take him because of some insodent that happen along time ago. 2 member of management followed him there in postal transportation and stayed there for 5 1/2 hours. the length of the time he was there. When was released they stated that they could not bring him back and told him that he had to find his own way back even though that they knew he was on pain medicine. I need supporting documents to back this up. Please help!

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Philadelphia Area Local #89
    Office held, if any
    Clerk Craft Director
    Looking for an attorney to represent APWU employees at EEOC. The attorney needs to be in the Philadelphia area.

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