USPS Updates Guidance for Return to Work of Employees after COVID-19 related absence

NPMHU – September 24, 2020 Please find linked here, a copy of the above reference document from the Postal Service regarding the Criteria for Return to Work for Employees after an absence related to COVID-19. Updated Guidance on Criteria for Return to Work after an Absence Related to COVID-19, as of 8-27-2020 CDC – When…

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USPS: Criteria for Return to Work for Employees with Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:24 AM Subject: Return to Work Criteria Attached is the Criteria for Return to Work for Employees with Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 that the Postal Service has put out and is supposed to be following. It was updated on April 16, 2020. The previous criteria was…

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USPS: Criteria for Return to Work for Employees with Confirmed Case of COVID-19 (updated)

Updated Guidance as of 03/30/2020 The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors when an employee has indicated their intent to return to work following a confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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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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Mail Carrier Found Not Guilty on All Counts in OWCP Fraud Trial

By Vickie Sandlin – July 27, 2017 The prosecution failed to convince a jury of 12 people that Kristi Rae Ness, 54 of Julesburg, was guilty on 12 felony counts of insurance fraud, offering a false instrument for recording, attempt to influence a public servant and forgery of a public record. In May 2015 Ness…

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Retired postal worker loses disability bias case

By Sheena Harrison – June 2, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service did not violate the federal Rehabilitation Act when it prevented an injured employee from returning to work until she could pass a series of physical examinations, a federal court has ruled. Dorothea Washington worked as a bulk mail technician at a postal service office…

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Examining Return-To-Work Issues Under The FMLA

I frequently receive calls from clients involving an employee who is about to use up all of his medical leave, but who has little chance of returning to work — either at the end of his 12-week Family and Medical Leave Act leave period or anytime soon thereafter. Many times these calls involve an employee…

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