Sleeping on the Job Didn’t Justify Termination of PPO

By Bryant S. Banes – February 5, 2019 The U.S. Postal Service was liable for retaliation in a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, even though the employer said the plaintiff was found sleeping on the job. The Boston general mail facility employed the plaintiff, a U.S.-born woman of Chinese descent, for 18 years,…

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Pub. 553 Revision: Employee’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Reporting Harassment

Effective November 2018, the Postal Service™ revised Publication 553, Employee’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Reporting Harassment, to reflect the termination of support from the current vendor of the Centralized Intake System for initiating requests for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counseling. This service has been replaced by an online efile application. The revision to Publication…

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EEOC Online Charge Status System Tip Sheet

Find out about the status of your charge of discrimination any time, day or night, using the EEOC Online Charge Status System. The system is available for charges that were filed on or after September 2, 2015. Access the Online Charge Status System via this link https://publicportal.eeoc.gov/portal/ or select the “How to Check the Status…

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EEOC: McConnell v. USPS – Final Agency Decision Vacated

“In accordance with remedial compliance action item I contained in the November 7, 2018 decision of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of Federal Operations (EEOC) in Sandra M. McConnell et al. v. Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General, EEOC Appeal No. 012082505, Agency Case No. 48-1 40-0062-06, the final agency decision (FAD) issued in connection…

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USPS Supervisor Transferred, Not Fired, After Harassment Claims, Worker Says

By Regina Waldroup – October 1, 2018 It’s hard work, but Courtney Ferguson says she loves her job with the post office. She’s been at a facility in Schiller Park for four years now. “The post office is a great job to have,” she told NBC 5 Monday. What Ferguson said she didn’t expect in…

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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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NRP Class Action Victory – Class Member Claims DUE NOW

The McConnell EEO class action lawsuit involves 135,000 postal workers from 2006 to 2011. The USPS will probably get a small number of claims at this late date. People have given up, retired and moved in this twelve-year period. Many claim notices will be undeliverable. This class action EEO lawsuit far exceeds the largest previous…

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