APWU: Internal USPS NRP Letter No Cause for Celebration

An internal USPS document  indicating that the reassessment of Limited Duty and Rehabilitation employees concluded on Jan. 31, 2011, is not cause for celebration, Human Relations Director Sue Carney says, because the National Reassessment Process (NRP) seems to have been eliminated in name only. (note: As PostalReporter.com reported, USPS calls NRP simply ELM546. Other instructions […]

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

From PostalReporter.com 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 PostalReporter.com 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 PostalReporter.com 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) […]

NALC Branch: 80+ Carriers Under NRP Returned to Work Will Cost USPS Nearly $2 Million

PostalReporter.com Note: The Letter Carriers cited below were sent home under the USPS “National Reassessment Process”  (which has now been renamed “ELM546″ program). Some of the Letters Carriers have been sent home AGAIN by USPS after only two weeks back at work. According to Robert Rutter, President, NALC Branch #1111 in its June 2011 Newsletter. […]

APWU Issues Clarification On Types Of NRP Grievances Held Pending Outcome At National Level

Director of Industrial Relations Mike Morris has clarified the types of local- and regional-level grievances regarding the National Reassessment Process (NRP) that should be held in abeyance pending the outcome of Step 4 disputes at the national level. In a Dec. 16, 2010, memo [PDF] to APWU regional coordinators and national business agents, Morris outlined […]

Injured Postal Worker Loses 40-Hr. Work Guarantee After Voluntary Transfer

DOUGLAS S. MARSHALL, of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, pro se. ELIZABETH A. SPECK, Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, of Washington, DC, for respondent. With her on the brief were TONY WEST, Assistant Attorney General, JEANNE E. DAVIDSON, Director, and KENNETH M. DINTZER, Assistant Director. __________________________ MARSHALL v. USPS 2 […]

Editorial: 10 Tips to Remember When Filing for Postal Disability Retirement Benefits

Article written exclusively for PostalReporter.com by Robert R. McGill,Esq. Whether you call it “Postal Disability Retirement”, “Federal Disability Retirement”, or “OPM Disability Retirement”, the available options under the National Reassessment Program all lead to the same road:  the injured Postal Worker is being squeezed out of the workplace, and it is time to secure one’s […]

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 […]

FYI: National Reassessment Process EEO Class Action Lawsuit Website

 A class action complaint for injured on duty postal employees was certified by an EEOC Administrative Judge (AJ) on May 30,2008. In the case of (Read article from February 17, 2009) Sandra McConnell, et al. v. United States Postal Service an AJ decision certified the following class: All permanent rehabilitation employees and limited duty employees […]