OSC Wins Decision for National Guardsman Denied Reinstatement by Postal Service

WASHINGTON, D.C./April 25, 2019 – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today announced that it won a legal ruling forcing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to reinstate a National Guardsman in his civilian job following his post-9/11 military service. Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) , employers must restore service…

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USPS Electronics Technician benefits from military training

Before Todd Farnham was an electronics technician with the Postal Service, he was acquiring the skills to succeed in the Marine Corps. After his four-year enlistment ended in 1984, Farnham transferred to the Marine Corps Reserve and got a job with USPS — joining the organization’s long tradition of hiring veterans. The skills that Farnham…

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Reminder: USPS Facilities must fly POW-MIA flag Nov. 11

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. Because Veterans Day is a designated Postal Service holiday, the POW-MIA flag should be raised Nov. 10. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of…

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OPM: New Leave Policy Gives Disabled Vets More Time to Address Medical Issues

Thursday, August 04, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be issuing final regulations on August 5th to implement the newly created disabled veteran leave category. Established under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 (Wounded Warriors Act), disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired…

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USPS NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES: CSRS / FERS Civilian Service Deposits and Redeposits  

CSRS CIVILIAN SERVICE DEPOSITS AND REDEPOSITS Did you perform Federal civilian service for which retirement deductions were not paid? Did you perform Federal civilian service and receive a lump sum refund of your retirement contributions? Did you have civilian service under another Federal Retirement System? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, this…

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APWU: Protect Your FMLA and USERRA Rights

(This article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Tony D. McKinnon Sr., Industrial Relations Director The APWU has received complaints from union members recently of instances where the Postal Service is violating their rights under federal law, most notably the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the…

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