USPS OIG Report: Payments to Injured Employees

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service is properly paying its injured employees. Postal Service employees are covered by the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers FECA, determines injured employees’ eligibility for benefits, and pays direct compensation to claimants or…

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New PM Change list; Intentional delay of mail?

Meet the new boss… better than the old boss? By PostalTimes.com – July 11, 2020 This was shared online and it is from what I assume must be a DM (District manager) or MPOO (Manager Post Office Operations).. I do not know the original source. PMGs expectations and plan POT (Penalty Overtime?) will be eliminated….

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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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OIG: Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes in the Southern and Pacific Areas

Objective Our objective was to assess whether the U.S. Postal Service effectively managed its Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs to ensure that injured employees in the Southern and Pacific areas who were deemed fit returned to work timely. The Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs help the agency meet its legal obligation to injured-on-duty…

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How Effective is USPS in Processing Disability Retirement Applications?

Project Title: Postal Service’s Disability Retirement Application Process Start Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2018 Disability retirement is a benefit intended for Postal Service employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to illness or injury. Postal Service employees must meet statutory and administrative requirements to apply for…

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OIG: What actions should USPS take to return injured employees back to work in limited duty assignments?

Project Title: Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes Start Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: December 2017 The OIG is conducting an audit to assess whether the Postal Service is effectively managing the Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs to facilitate returning injured employees that are deemed fit…

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USPS: New system tracking workers’ comp costs reduces Philadelphia District expenses

The Philadelphia Post Office has slashed its operating expenses by adopting a new system to track workers’ compensation costs. The office had more than 275 employees who were injured and not available for duty. “We were paying for worker compensation benefits for these employees out of work as well as for their replacements to cover…

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Police back at N.J. postal facility to probe crash that killed worker; OSHA notified

By Caitlin Mota – March 24, 2016 KEARNY — Police were at the Dominick V. Daniels Processing and Distribution Center this morning, continuing their investigation into Tuesday’s motor vehicle accident in which a postal worker was struck and killed. Nadia Assad, 54, a clerk from Jersey City, died after being hit by a 2012 Nissan NV van early Tuesday morning as…

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