Federal Disability Retirement benefits for Postal Employees: 5 Lessons Learned

by Attorney Robert R. McGill, Esquire It is always dangerous for “outsiders” to convey lessons learned to “insiders”, especially when the vicissitudes of deteriorating employment conditions within the U.S. Postal Service over the past decade have accelerated by exponential warp-speed. But when it comes to the specific area of filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits, […]

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement and the Postal Worker: Planning for Tomorrow’s Today

By Attorney Robert R. McGill The golden days of yesteryear are gone. Time was, employment with the U.S. Postal Service was not merely another job, but a career that ensured job satisfaction, income security, and a sense of investment for the future. Then, technology and the promise of innovation arrived; “efficiency” was the word for […]

Federal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS from OPM: An Inherently Adversarial Process

Federal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management by Robert R. McGill, Federal Disability Attorney It is an adversarial process.  One can describe it any way you want:  euphemisms are meant to soften the reality of an issue, and so we fool ourselves (often, with the help of Human […]

OPM Disability Retirement: Securing a Future

By Federal Disability Attorney Robert R. McGill Change is an inevitable feature of life. It is always difficult to accept the vicissitudes which interrupt the security found in the daily routine of work, family and social events, if only to get together with neighbors or sometime-acquaintances for an evening to forget the daily toils of […]

OPM Medical Retirement: The Postal Worker of Today

By Federal Disability Attorney Robert R. McGill Is man today evolving still? Or, has evolution reached its pinnacle? Consider the Angel and the Beast; and wonder how far we seek to have our wings, but wallow in the stench of fear and trembling. Sabishi ningen, by Hotamori Postal employees are beset with a unique set […]

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement for the Federal and Postal Worker: Coordinating the Elements for Success

The common mistake made by Federal and Postal Workers in preparing a Federal disability retirement application, submitted to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is in failing to coordinate the necessary elements in preparing the case, and instead focusing exclusively upon the seriousness of the medical condition itself.  This is a natural course of events, […]

Federal Disability Retirement under FERS and CSRS: The Postal Worker, DRAC, and Accommodations

By Robert R. McGill, Federal Disability Retirement Attorney Change is an inevitable phenomenon. The anomaly of life is that change is the single stability of expectation. From ancient times, beginning with the Pre-Socratic Greek Philosopher, Parmenides, there has always been a recognition that constancy of flux is an inevitability, and beyond the proverbial certainty of […]

The Postal Worker Today & Filing a Federal Disability Retirement Application Based upon Workplace Stress

By Attorney Robert R. McGill What should man fear the most?  Not the tiger whose jaws may cut a man in half; nor another man, whom he may fight hand to hand.  No, it is the insidious application of the Emperor’s edicts as interpreted by his minions, by the slow churning of injustices committed, and […]

The Postal Worker today: FERS Disability Retirement, SSDI, and the doors opened through Stephenson v. OPM

The Postal Worker today:  FERS Disability Retirement, SSDI, and the doors opened through the recent case of Stephenson v. OPM       The one who considers himself wise will always seek 3 pathways:  the shortest; the most fulfilling; and the third way which, while a longer route, may teach others along the way.  The one who […]

Federal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS from OPM: Recognition of the Postal Worker’s value

The value of a thing rests in its essence, not upon an external determination, but for the very thing itself.  That is why the mercantile system of buying and selling, trading and bartering, can never account for the pricelessness of a work of exquisite beauty; unable to be appraised, incapable of being tagged, that which […]