U.S. Must Pay Postal Worker $21,000 for Slip-and-Fall Injury

A postal worker who slipped on a wet stairway at a post office and sustained a torn ligament will be paid $21,000 by the government. Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ordered the United States to compensate James Starry Jr. for past medical expenses arising out of his negligence claim…

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USPS Handbook EL-505 Revision: Proper Completion of OWCP Claim Forms

Effective February 2, 2017, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation, to clarify how to make changes to Forms CA-1, CA-2, CA-7, and CA-2a, when appropriate. Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation * * * * * 2 Injury Compensation Office Setup * * * * * 2-3 Supplying Office Equipment — district HR manager…

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USPS OIG Report: The Postal Service’s Handling of OWCP Claim Forms

Background In fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provided over $1 billion in annual workers’ compensation benefits to U.S. Postal Service workers for personal injury, disease, or death sustained while working. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP) administers the FECA for the Postal…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

Someone dies in a motor vehicle crash every twelve minutes, an injury occurs every ten seconds, and a crash occurs every five seconds in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (2014). Many of these incidents occur during the workday or during the commute to and from work. When a Postal Service™ employee…

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NALC: An injury to one is an injury to all – March 2015

A guide to NALC’s hands-on help for navigating the workers’ compensation labyrinth; NALC’s Regional Workers’ Compensation Assistants   via March 2015 | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO.

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Handbook EL-505 – Injury Compensation, Revision: Rehabilitation Program

Effective January 22, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation, to reflect the more current Snow Arbitration Decision, H94N-4H-C 96090200, dated November 4, 1998, that renders the Snow Arbitration Decision currently cited in Exhibit 11.7c (H0C-3N-C 418), incorrect. Handbook EL-505, Injury Compensation 11. Rehabilitation Program Exhibits Exhibit 11.7c Contractual Obligations for Rehabilitation…

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APWU HR/OWCP Injury Compensation Specialist Training & Effective Organizing Training (Oct. 5-9)

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 6:00 pm EDT – Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:00 pm EDT Caesars Hotel and Casino 2100 Pacific Ave Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Click Here for More Information via Human Relations/OWCP Injury Compensation Specialist Training and Effective Organizing Training | APWU.

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APWU COLA Update: FECA

For FECA employees: (05/21/14) The percentage increase in the December CPI-W index from year to year determines the FECA COLA increase. The 2014 FECA COLA will be 1.5% effective March 2014.  After the third month of the twelve-month adjustment period for the 2015 FECA COLA, the CPI-W index has risen 1.477%. via Pay | APWU.

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