USPS OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the Baltimore District

Background The U.S. Postal Service categorizes unscheduled leave as any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance. Unscheduled leave could contribute to increased compensation expenses by requiring management to increase workhours and overtime hours. The OIG developed a Human Resource Risk Model to monitor key Postal Service metrics, including unscheduled leave…

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USPS OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the Los Angeles District

Background The U.S. Postal Service categorizes unscheduled leave as any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance. Unscheduled leave could contribute to increased compensation expenses by requiring management to increase workhours and overtime hours. The OIG developed a Human Resource Risk Model (risk model) to monitor key Postal Service metrics, including…

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USPS OIG Report: Unscheduled Leave in the Triboro District

Background The U.S. Postal Service categorizes unscheduled leave as any absence from work that is not requested or approved in advance. Unscheduled leave could contribute to increased compensation expenses by requiring management to increase workhours and overtime hours. The OIG developed a Human Resource Risk Model (risk model) to monitor key Postal Service metrics, including…

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PWW: Attendance Crack Down Hand in Hand with Realignments

SPECIAL EDITION – AUGUST 2017 WESTERN REGION– Along with the major work floor disruptions caused by management’s realignments and involuntary reassignments the bosses have directed a crack down on leave usage using discipline as a whip. Most computer staffing modules used by management to cut staff factor in a percentage of leave usage. The resulting…

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Second Circuit Lowers Bar for Causation in FMLA Retaliation Claims

By Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. July 27, 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that to advance a viable claim for retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an employee need only demonstrate that exercising his or her rights under the FMLA, such as taking…

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FMLA FAQ: Can a Chiropractor Certify FMLA Leave? And Are There Limits?

By Franczek Radelet P.C. – July 21, 2017 Backs across America must collectively be giving out, as my clients’ questions about medical certification from chiropractors are on the increase. So, I’ll hit this one head on: Is a chiropractor considered a health care provider under the FMLA? And are there any special rules that apply…

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OIG Report: Carrier Leave Without Pay for Union Activities

Background In late November 2016, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin requested the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) review a constituent’s allegation that a select group of postal carriers took leave without pay (LWOP) to participate in union political activities. This report responds to the senator’s request and reviews the use of overtime…

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