EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

Rules Address Incentives; Protect Confidentiality 5/16/16 WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their […]

McConnell EEO Class Action case challenging USPS NRP still in limbo

Don’t expect for McConnell…et al  vs USPS to be settled anytime soon In 2006, rural carrier Sandra McConnell was reviewed under the National Reassessment Program (NRP) in the USPS Western New York District.  McConnell had been working in a rehabilitation modified carrier position for over eight years. However, after the NRP review,  McConnell was stripped […]

EEOC Awards Disabled Vet Postal Employee $120,000

3/28/16 MIAMI  EEOC Administrative Judge Awards $120,000 to Veteran Postal Employee in PTSD Discrimination Case U.S. Postal Service Discriminated against Disabled Veteran Letter Carrier, EEOC Judge Rules Administrative Judge Kimberly A. Greenleaf of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) Miami District Office has ordered the United States Postal Service to pay $120,000 in monetary damages […]

USPS reissues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement Effective March 3, 2016, the Postal Service™ reissued its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Management Directive 715 (MD 715), the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in all personnel offices, EEO offices, and on the agency’s internal website. This […]

EEOC issues New ‘Digest Of EEO Law’

Latest Quarterly Edition Includes Selected Notable 2015 Decisions Press Release – January 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online. The Digest now includes hyperlinks so that stakeholders can easily access the full decisions […]

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

by PostalReporter.com (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” […]

EEOC Issues Updated Federal Sector Guidance

Revised Management Directive 110 Provides Needed Clarity to Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Process WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued an update of its Management Directive 110 (MD-110). The revised MD-110 is available on the EEOC’s website at www.eeoc.gov/federal/directives/md110.cfm. The new MD-110 provides federal agencies with updated Commission policies, procedures, and […]

New EEOC ACT Digital pilot program allows online interaction with employers, unions

EEOC Takes First Steps in Digital Charge System ACT Digital Pilot Program Allows Online Interaction With Employers May 6, 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that 11 of its 53 offices will begin a pilot program called ACT Digital to digitally transmit documents between the EEOC and employers regarding […]

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims after Young v. UPS

This is an update to earlier posts on the UPS EEO pregnancy case that cited USPS policy: UPS throws USPS, APWU under the bus in pregnancy bias case before U.S. Supreme Court – Don Cheney Pregnancy Discrimination Claims after Young v. UPS 4/14/2015 by Brandon Johnson | McBrayier, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC It was […]

EEOC to Study Workplace Harassment

Select Task Force of Academics, Practitioners and Stakeholders To Study How To Address And Prevent All Types of Workplace Harassment WASHINGTON–Jenny R. Yang, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced the membership of the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. At a public meeting on […]