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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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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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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NRP Class Action Lawsuit Updates (February – May 2022)

May 2022 – Status Update In advance of the May 12, 2022 status conference, the EEOC Administrative Judge circulated a new spreadsheet with additional information requested. In particular, the revised spreadsheet now provides an opportunity for Phase 1 Class Counsel, our offices, to review and comment on the Agency’s designation of claims for each claimant….

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Black Postal Worker to Get Trial Over Bosses’ Alleged Harassment

By Patrick Dorrian – April 4, 2022 Allegedly falsely accused of document, time theft Also needed permission to leave area, use bathroom The U.S. Postal Service must face trial on whether White supervisors at its Mandeville, La., location harassed a Black letter carrier because of her race, a New Orleans federal judge ruled. Paula Watson…

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How Effectively Does the USPS Respond to Sexual Harassment Complaints?

Project Title: USPS Response to Sexual Harassment Complaints Start Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 Estimated Report Release Date: August 2022 The U.S. Postal Service must maintain a work environment free of sexual harassment for its employees. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual…

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