U.S. Must Pay Postal Worker $21,000 for Slip-and-Fall Injury

A postal worker who slipped on a wet stairway at a post office and sustained a torn ligament will be paid $21,000 by the government. Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ordered the United States to compensate James Starry Jr. for past medical expenses arising out of his negligence claim…

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How Effective is USPS in Processing Disability Retirement Applications?

Project Title: Postal Service’s Disability Retirement Application Process Start Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2018 Disability retirement is a benefit intended for Postal Service employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to illness or injury. Postal Service employees must meet statutory and administrative requirements to apply for…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Winter Safety

Winter Safety During winter, the secret to preventing injuries and staying safe is preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. The hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet or icy sidewalks and streets. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can cause your body to lose heat, which puts you at risk…

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USPS offers winter dressing tips to stay warm and dry

The Postal Service is reminding employees to dress warmly when working outside this winter. Here are some tips: Layer up. Each layer provides insulation and acts as a barrier from the cold to help retain body heat. Avoid pure cotton, linen or similar materials because they retain moisture and can cause you to become colder….

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Oregon Letter Carrier robbed at 6:20 pm, $10K reward offered

November 29, 2017 GLADSTONE, OR (KPTV) – The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $10,000 to track down the two men who robbed a letter carrier in Gladstone. The robbery occurred at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of West Dartmouth Street and Beatrice Avenue. The Postal Service did not release…

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As Postal Service Fleet Ages, Reports of Fires Grow

By Ryan Raiche – November 23, 2017 The postal service mail truck that caught fire earlier this week on Highway 12 in Wayzata was the latest to light up the night sky following an alarming trend around the country. In this case, traffic management cameras captured the flames. The carrier escaped the truck with injury,…

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Postal Service paid $84M last year for property damage and injuries

By Susan Campbell – November 2, 2017 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Karen Hart’s front porch is dotted with little holes. “We didn’t know where they were coming from!” Hart said. The thousands of holes have caused the wood to split, according to Hart. Contractors estimate the cost to repair the porch is about $5,000. “It…

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APWU: CSRS, FERS, SS and FECA colas for 2018

For CSRS Retirees: The 2018 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2017 over the 2016 third quarter average. 2018 CSRS COLA increase effective with January 2018 annuity payments will be 2.0%​. For FERS Retirees: The 2018 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third…

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