Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity

Effective July 1, 2021, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-07-01-2021-2, Postal Service’s Policy on Workplace Harassment (see blue.usps.gov/cpim/ftp/policy/hr/hr070120212.pdf). MOP HR-07-01-2021-2 must be posted prominently in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity offices; On the agency’s internal website; and Throughout the workplace. This policy reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment…

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USPS: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 26, 2020, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-26-2020-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement (see below). In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Management Directive 715, the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices; On the…

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Lawyer’s Mistake No Reason to Revive Postal Worker’s Bias Suit

By Patrick Dorrian – April 3, 2019 Letter failed to follow federal employee EEO process Lawyer’s mistake in filing charge with EEOC not excused A Pittsburgh mail carrier was too late to sue the U.S. Postal Service for withdrawing his job accommodation for his stroke-related climbing restrictions, the Eleventh Circuit said. John Komosa had to…

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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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