USPS OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers

USPS OWCP Medical File Hack Affected Nearly Half a Million Postal Workers. USPS data breach affected bank and/or medical information of postal workers injured on the job. USPS sent out individualized letters to postal employees with specific information about their particular situation. So all letters will not contain the same information. Can USPS Employees Sue […]

Retired Postal Worker Fights To Get Job Back After 20 Years

Charles Johnson worked for the United States Postal Service from 1960 until he accepted an early retirement offer on November 20, 1992, at age 52. The following is from the Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit  and the MSPB. JOHNSON v. MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD CHARLES G. JOHNSON, Petitioner, v. MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD, Respondent. No. […]

USPS Ends National Reassessment Process (NRP) For Injured On Duty Postal Employees

From reader: National Reassessment Process is Dead! Finally!  The attached notice is all we’re going to get?  Note that the phrase “adequate work” has replaced NRP’s “necessary work.”  This is consistent with ELM 546.  The MSPB picked up on that. As reported several months ago, USPS is referring to NRP as ELM 546. […]

MSPB Accepting Amicus Briefs in Postal Workers’ National Reassessment Process Cases

Thanks to a reader for alerting us to this notice. The Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) has announced an opportunity for interested parties to file amicus briefs (Literally, friend of the court. A person with strong interest in or views on the subject matter of an action, but not a party to the action) […]

GAO seeking public help in finding Employees abusing Federal Workers’ Comp Program

GAO issued the following press release: Believe You’ve Seen Evidence of Workers’ Compensation Fraud? Contact GAO Abuse of benefits by federal employees can be reported anonymously WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2011) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is investigating fraud and abuse in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. Specifically, GAO is looking […]

Injured postal worker fights for medical benefits

“Jerome Garrett is fighting for federal medical benefits.Garrett had been working at the Hapeville postal facility for 16 years. Then, in April 2009, a 100-pound box full of mail fell from an overhead conveyor belt and hit him in the head.The incident left Garrett with a broken neck that went unnoticed for some time, he […]

NALC: We Cannot Support Sen. Collins Federal Workers Comp Reform Bill

On Feb. 2, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to reform the federal government’s workers’ compensation program. Her bill, the Federal Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2011, would require a “transition” to regular Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System […]

Senator Collins Introduces Federal Workers’ Comp Reform

Sen. Collins’ Bill Would End Perverse Incentives Keeping People on a More Lucrative System into Retirement Years February 2, 2011 Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today introduced legislation to stop the costly and escalating abuses of the federal workers’ compensation system. The Federal Employment Compensation Act […]

MSPB: USPS National Reassessment Process Must Find Work For Injured Employees In Commuting Area

More MSPB cases filed by Postal Workers were remanded during the month of October. The cases were remanded because the Postal Service’s job search under the National Reassessment Process was limited to installations within a single district and failed to include the entire commuting area as required by 5 C.F.R. § 353.301(d). Each decision cited […]

Oakland: Postal Employees Injured On Job Continue To Be Placed Off-Duty

The Thanksgiving Ambush Oakland Postal management hit injured employees with “shock and awe” tactics better suited to the battlefield. Starting a few days before Thanksgiving of 2009, management started to place injured on duty employees off duty. The expected Phase 2 interviews never took place:   employees were called aside, allowed to clean out their lockers, […]