ELM Revision: acceptable reasons and instructions for LWOP

Effective April 26, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 514.4, to update acceptable reasons and instructions for leave without pay (LWOP). Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) * * * * * 5 Employee Benefits 510 Leave * * * * * 514 Leave Without Pay *…

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DOL issues Opinion Letter on FMLA-protected rest breaks

A new DOL Opinion Letter on FMLA-protected rest breaks was issued today (see below). It should be included in the next JCIM. Extra rest breaks is an option that could benefit some workers with disabilities. The employee must take unpaid leave or may use their paid leave if available. The DOL ruling states that “employees…

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Do you still get a detail’s higher level pay if you call out sick

We have an Automotive Technician Level 7 who has been detailed to an Automotive Technician Level 10 for about a year due to the Level 10 being off. The question is, when the detailed tech calls out sick should he be paid Level 10 or Level 7 pay? Where can I find? Thanks. First Name:…

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OIG: Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes in the Southern and Pacific Areas

Objective Our objective was to assess whether the U.S. Postal Service effectively managed its Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs to ensure that injured employees in the Southern and Pacific areas who were deemed fit returned to work timely. The Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs help the agency meet its legal obligation to injured-on-duty…

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USPS: Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11. Here are five things to know about the practice of turning back clocks for a few months each year. 1. Benjamin Franklin suggested the concept — as a kind of joke. In 1784, about a decade after Franklin’s tenure as Postmaster General ended, he penned a satirical letter…

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Next Time You Want to Conduct FMLA Surveillance, Be Sure to Have a Good Reason Why

Franczek Radelet P.C. – March 1, 2018 Porn and the FMLA. This has all the makings of one big, fat men’s soap opera. Johnnie Walker was a longtime police officer with the Pocatello Police Department, and he was tasked with investigating Scott and several other members of the police department’s administrative team because these jokers…

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