USPS: Reasonable accommodations

The Postal Service wants employees to know about their right to reasonable accommodations. A reasonable accommodation allows a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Accommodations vary widely and can include modifications to equipment, facilities and work schedules. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all federal agencies…

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Postal Retirement Q&A – January 2016 (via PostalMag.com)

Roseanne is a retired USPS employee with an extensive background in USPS retirement, disability retirement, OWCP, EEO, Labor Relations and HR. She conducts individual and group counseling and is able to comprehensively discuss the pros and cons of employees who are on OWCP, disability retirement and regular retirement. Roseanne will be happy to answer your…

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Maine man gets $150,000 after US Postal Service failed to accommodate disability

By Judy Harrison – November 13, 2015 PORTLAND, Maine — A federal jury on Tuesday awarded a former Auburn postal worker $150,000 after it determined that the U.S. Postal Service had failed to accommodate his disability. Steven Heath of Gray suffered from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to court documents. He sued the…

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USPS OIG: Curbing Workers’ Comp Abuses

August 10, 2015 Disability programs are vital for a nation that supports its citizens. In the United States, federal employees, including postal workers, who suffer employment-related injury or illness are entitled to workers’ compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). The U.S. Postal Service funds workers’ compensation benefits for employees who sustain job-related injuries….

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Federal Court Dismisses Appeal to MSPB (based on bipolar disorder) of Postal Supervisor’s 2010 Removal

On appeal, Mr. Vaughan argues that he did not voluntarily execute the settlement agreement because of his disability, and because he was informed by the administrative judge via telephone that a video recording of the incident giving rise to the removal “spoke a thousand words.” Mr. Vaughan failed to present sufficient evidence to establish that…

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USPS OIG: White Paper on Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Reform

White Papers – HR-WP-14-003 08/18/2014 Executive Summary Enacted in 1916, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides medical, compensation, death, and vocational rehabilitation benefits to civilian federal employees who sustain injuries — including occupational disease — because of their employment with the federal government. The U.S. Congress amended FECA in 1974 to provide continuation of…

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Overview Of Federal Sector EEO Complaint Process

If you are a federal employee or job applicant, the law protects you from discrimination because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. The law also protects you from retaliation if you oppose employment discrimination, file a complaint of discrimination, or participate in the…

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