USPS OIG Report: Accident Reporting

Objective Our objective was to review and assess the effectiveness of management’s controls over reporting accidents. Postal Service management is responsible and accountable for the prevention of accidents and responsible for controlling losses, such as ensuring quality of performance and operating within cost and budget guidelines. Management’s role is to share responsibility for the safety…

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USPS: New guide, videos available to management for investigating accidents

The Postal Service has introduced two resources to help managers, supervisors and others whose jobs involve investigating workplace accidents. The USPS Accident Investigation Guide is an online publication that explains how to respond to an accident, collect data at the scene and analyze the information to prevent future accidents. Posters, checklists and an analysis template…

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ELM Revision: Update to Accident Reporting

Effective October 12, 2017, the Postal Service is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 821.123, to remove the damage amounts to ensure all accidents are reported correctly in the Employee Health and Safety (EHS) system. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 8 Safety, Health, and Environment 821 Actions in the Event of…

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Supervisor’s removal upheld for failure to report an accident, multiple failures to perform assigned duties

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Montgomery v. USPS JEAN A. MONTGOMERY, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, Respondent. 14-3049 (Fed. Cir. Jun. 12, 2014) Decided June 12, 2014 Before PROST, Chief Judge, DYK and WALLACH, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM The United States Postal Service (“agency”) removed Petitioner Jean A. Montgomery for failure to…

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