USPS: Revised PS Form 2489 is Now Available

Effective May 1, 2018, the Postal Service™ revised PS Form 2489, Self-Identification of a Physical or Mental Disability, to ensure compliance with new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations regarding affirmative action for individuals with disabilities in federal employment. These revisions also ensure that PS Form 2489 is consistent with the Office of Personnel Management’s self-disclosure…

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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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Pub 552 Revision: Mgr’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment

Effective January 19, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising Publication 552, Manager’s Guide to Understanding, Investigating, and Preventing Harassment, to reflect changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Management Directive 110 (MD-110) that broadens the language related to sex discrimination. Guidance was added to ensure supervisors and managers are aware that they may consult…

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EEOC Issues Federal Regulations: Affirmative Action for People with Disabilities

Web News Article #: 2-2017 01/06/2017 – The Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law that prohibits federal agencies, including the United States Postal Service from discriminating against job applicants and employees based on disability. This week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new regulations explaining what federal agencies must do to…

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USPS must revisit possible harassing nature of postal worker’s cap bearing Gadsden Flag

By Sandra Johnson – October 10, 2016 The depiction of overtly racial themes on clothing will generally not pass muster as appropriate workplace attire. But clothing or accessories bearing ambiguous political or racial themes may present a challenge to employers who must address the concerns of employees who feel offended or threatened by the social…

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High Court Ruling Helps Federal Workers File Job Bias Claims

By Sam Hananel – May 23, 2016 The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday that workers who bring so-called “constructive discharge” claims have 45 days from the time they resign to begin the…

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EEOC Launches Online Charge Status System; Continues to Expand Digital Services

PRESS RELEASE 3-23-16 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the launch of key services that improve service to the public. EEOC’s services now include: 1) providing individuals who have filed a charge of discrimination the ability to check the status of their charge online, and 2) providing a portal for businesses…

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