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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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: 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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