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 […]

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 […]

Postal Workers Sent Home Or Hours Reduced Under USPS NRP Can Apply For Unemployment

Injured employees who undergo the National Reassessment Process (NRP) and are told by the Postal Service either that there is only partial-day work available or that there is no work available, should consider applying for unemployment compensation. This temporary financial assistance can serve as an important monetary bridge during the time that an employee is […]

USPS Seeks Supplier To Conduct All Non-Work Related Medical Exams

From the Federal Business Opportunities website: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is pursuing a National Agreement with a Supplier(s) that has or is capable of developing a comprehensive Medical Provider Organization for conducting all non-work related medical examinations for the USPS. Postal Service offices are located in each of the 50 states plus Puerto […]

Thirteen Charges Dismissed Against Ohio Postal Worker For OWCP Fraud

Last year, PostalReporter reported that Three Ohio Postal Workers Charged With OWCP Fraud. Since the release of this news item at least one Postal Worker has been exonerated of all charges. The news release from the U.S. Attorney, Northern Ohio District last year stated: A thirteen-count indictment was returned against Marlise Y. Taylor, age 43, […]

Federal Disability Retirement and the U.S. Postal Service: Lack of Loyalty & Full of Shortsightedness

The following is an article from Attorney Robert R. McGill written exclusively for PostalReporter: There was a time when the U.S. Postal Service worked in conjunction with the Department of Labor (under FECA/OWCP) to keep hard-working Postal employees who were injured on the job, with offers of modified duties to retain a productive workforce. It […]

Union Urges Affected Postal Workers To Complete NRP Questionnaire

APWU Web News Article 068-2010, July 15, 2010 To strengthen the fight against the Postal Service’s harsh National Reassessment Program (NRP), the APWU is encouraging limited-duty and permanent-rehabilitation employees to complete a questionnaire sponsored by a law firm that has filed a class-action complaint against the USPS. The complaint alleges that the NRP discriminates against […]

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 […]

MSPB: USPS National Reassessment Process Has Procedural Flaws

John P. Sanchez v. U.S. Postal Service Appeal Type: Restoration to Duty Decision Number: 2010 MSPB 121 Issuance Date: June 25, 2010 The appellant is a non-preference eligible Mail Processing Clerk who sustained a work-related injury in 1992, and thereafter worked in a series of limited duty assignments. In 2009, as part of its National […]