EEOC: USPS must provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ to postal employees with diabetes

by (August 19, 2015)  In 2011,  the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new regulations governing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The regulations “greatly broaden the definition of “disability” under the ADAAA, making clear that to “substantially” limit a major life activity, an impairment need not be “significantly” […]

Video: South Carolina Rural Letter Carrier Saves Woman’s Life

IRMO, SC– Kendra Miller is a US Postal worker in Lexington County. She says she’s never noticed anything abnormal on her route, until last Friday when she drove up on a woman slumped over in her car. “I was kind of nervous because she was on the wrong side of the road parked and she […]

APWU, Management Clarify Diabetes Policy

The Joint Labor Management Safety and Health Committee (JLMSHC) has agreed that the Postal Service must accommodate diabetic employees, including, if necessary, with “a private area to test blood-sugar levels or to take insulin.” The issue arose in August 2012, when the APWU received an inquiry from a union member who was dissatisfied with local […]