OIG: Impact of Prescribed Opioids on Postal Employees Under the Federal Workers’ Comp Program

Objective Our objective was to determine the impact of opioids being prescribed to U.S. Postal Service employees through the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, pharmaceutical companies in the 1990s assured the medical community that opioid pain relievers were not addictive. As…

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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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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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USPS OIG Blog: Be Careful What You Assume – Postal Service close to being fully funded, potentially overfunded

February 16, 2015 What if your credit card company told you: “You will charge a million dollars on your credit card during your life; please enclose the million dollars in your next bill payment. It’s the responsible thing to do.” Doesn’t seem quite right, does it? Well, that’s what the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement to…

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OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers

Network intruders compromised health information on current and former U.S. Postal Service employees who filed for workers’ compensation, USPS officials say. The files were accessed during a previously reported September cyber intrusion that netted the Social Security numbers of about 800,000 USPS employees. Details of the health data breach are just now being revealed for the first time….

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