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 Solicitation: People to Write EEO Final Agency Decisions

The Postal Service is looking for individuals willing to write its Final Agency Decisions on EEO complaints. Attached are their instructions. Most FADs are boilerplate denials, much like letters of discipline these days. “A FAD writer is paid on a “per case” basis, generally $450, on successful completion of the case. FAD writer performance will…

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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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‘Worst to First’: How the USPS Cleaned Up Employee Discrimination Complaints

By Frank Konkel – March 7, 2017 The 1980s and 1990s were a tough time for the U.S. Postal Service. A series of workplace-related homicides involving postal workers embroiled the largest civilian agency in federal government and its more than 600,000 employees, sinking morale and even coining the slang expression “going postal” to describe someone…

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EEOC report: Almost half of all complaints are allegations of reprisal/retaliation

EEOC report paints an Uncle Sam all too human It would be nice to think of Uncle Sam as an employer above reproach, one who does not stoop to common human frailties such as revenge and retribution. Retaliation is one of those weaknesses. It’s not unusual for federal whistleblowers to feel the retaliatory sting of…

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USPS: Team improves EEO and generates revenue

Celebrating 10 years of success Team improves EEO and generates revenue for USPS The team at the Postal Service’s National Equal Employment Opportunity Investigative Services Office (NEEOISO) is observing a decade of success. NEEOISO was established in 2004 to centralize and standardize the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) investigation process for USPS. The team handles all…

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