How the Postal Service handles sexual harassment complaints (audio)

January 25, 2023 The U.S. Postal Service, like many agencies, has to deal with sexual harassment complaints. According to the Postal Inspector General, while USPS handles them fairly well, it lacks data on how extensive the problem might be. To get more details on the matter, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Elizabeth Kowalewski,…

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear religious bias claim against Postal Service

By Andrew Chung – Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by an evangelical Christian former mail carrier in Pennsylvania who accused the U.S. Postal Service of religious bias after being reprimanded for refusing to deliver packages on Sundays. The justices took up Gerald…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Service’s Response to Sexual Harassment Complaints

Background The mission of the U.S. Postal Service is to provide the American public with trusted, affordable, and universal mail service. The Postal Service employs 653,167 career and noncareer employees to carry out its mission. To ensure its employees are working in safe conditions and are compliant with applicable laws and regulations, the Postal Service…

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EEOC’s Phase 2 Adjudication of Class Relief regarding USPS National Reassessment Program (NRP)

Velva B. v. Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service EEOC Hearing No.: 520-2019-00271X/Agency Case No.: 4B-140-0062-06 UNIQUE LOGIN ID: xxxxxx Dear xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, You have been identified as a claimant in the pending class action case against the United States Postal Service regarding its National Reassessment Program (NRP) during the period of May 6, 2006,…

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USPS: Disability self-ID PS Form 2489 can now be completed online

December 5, 2022 The Postal Service has introduced an online version of PS Form 2489, Self-Identification of a Physical or Mental Disability, and is encouraging all employees with disabilities to complete it. The form allows employees to self-identify as an individual with a disability or to update a disability status already on file. For example,…

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EEOC: Resource Document for Military Service Members & Veterans Facing Employment Discrimination

EEOC Press Release – November 10, 2022 WASHINGTON- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a resource document, “Protections Against Employment Discrimination for Service Members and Veterans,” describing federal protections from unlawful employment discrimination against service members and veterans. The document, jointly-authored by the EEOC, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal…

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EEOC: Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal (Poster)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws that protect you from discrimination in employment. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against at work or in applying for a job, the EEOC may be able to help. See EEOC Poster – October 20, 2022 Source: U.S. EEOC

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10th Circuit Says Deaf City Carrier May Not Sue NALC for False Information

By Michael Karlik – August 23, 2022 Even though a Fort Collins letter carrier was unable to sue the U.S. Postal Service for discrimination in time because of false information union leaders allegedly provided her, the federal appeals court based in Denver agreed Lynda Hickey is now barred from suing the union itself for its…

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