Lawyer’s Mistake No Reason to Revive Postal Worker’s Bias Suit

By Patrick Dorrian – April 3, 2019 Letter failed to follow federal employee EEO process Lawyer’s mistake in filing charge with EEOC not excused A Pittsburgh mail carrier was too late to sue the U.S. Postal Service for withdrawing his job accommodation for his stroke-related climbing restrictions, the Eleventh Circuit said. John Komosa had to…

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USPS defenses against OSHA citation rejected

By Gloria Gonzalez – February 28, 2019 An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has rejected two defenses put forth by the U.S. Postal Service to a citation issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Feb. 26, 2018, OSHA issued a one-item, other-than-serious citation to USPS alleging…

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USPS Reissues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-14-2019-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Management Directive 715, the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices; On the agency’s internal…

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Postal Employee Loses Wage Retaliation Claims in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

“Veronica Danielson (“Danielson”) appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the Postmaster General and the U.S. Postal Services San Mateo Information Center (collectively “USPS”). Danielson filed a retaliation claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), contending that after she had initiated a wage dispute through her union, her supervisors had engaged in…

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Despite finding no discrimination, court holds USPS liable for retaliation

By Lisa Burden – Jan 9, 2019 Brief: The firing of a long-time postal police worker for sleeping on the job was retaliation for her discrimination complaint, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court has ruled (Anderson v. Brennan, Postmaster General, Nos. 17-2162, 17-2170 (1st Cir., Dec. 14, 2018)). Diping Anderson, a postal police officer (PPO) who…

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USPS issues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 29, 2018, the Postal Service™ issued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-29-2018-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement (see below). In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Management Directive 715, the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices; On the…

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APWU: EEOC Decision Is Final – NRP Discriminated Against Injured Workers – File Claims Now

For Your Information: Web News Article #: 34-2018 03/23/2018 – The time is now for all current and former permanent-rehabilitation and limited-duty postal employees who were subjected to the USPS National Reassessment Process (NRP) between May 5, 2006 and July 1, 2011 to file a timely claim with the Postal Service to seek monetary damages…

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Letter Carrier’s Two-Day Suspension Not Enough to Prove Retaliation

By Jeffrey Rhodes – May 17, 2017 A postal employee who was put on unpaid leave for two days but was subsequently paid for the days missed cannot show that he suffered an adverse action necessary to prove retaliation, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Javier Cabral is a letter carrier for the…

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