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 […]

Federal Disability Retirement Benefits for the Postal Worker: The Decision is Always a Personal One to Make

The following is an editorial written for PostalReporter.com by Federal Disability Attorney Robert R. McGill The distinction between a principle and a personal choice is tantamount to a starving man eyeing a delicious red apple; the apple itself may represent the perfection of all apples, and the very beauty of the fruit may be one […]

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 […]

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 […]

Federal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS: Understanding the Different Perspectives and Differing Interests

by Attorney Robert R. McGill As with most things in life, attempting to secure a Federal Disability Retirement annuity under FERS or CSRS requires an extraordinary amount of time, effort, planning, and the collection, formulation and coordination of a compendium of information. Multiple questions arise at the early stages of planning: Can I live on […]