Postal Worker accuses USPS of wrongful termination under FMLA

6/2/2016 PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing the U.S. Postal Service, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination. Tiffany Alder filed a complaint on April 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against USPS alleging that the former employer allegedly violated the Family […]

Postal News Recap – Postal Reform, PostalProud, USPS BOG, Plant Closures, FMLA

USPS OIG seeking vendor to train agents on tracking social media and Internet footprint – November 25, 2015 Vermont Congressman pledges fight to retain full service at U.S. Postal Service- December 5, 2015 New initiative ‘Postal Proud’ to emphasize USPS principles USPS: Post Offices Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve But Most Will Close At Noon […]

NALC, USPS release joint summary overview of FMLA

December 1, 2015 The national parties have reached agreement on a jointly-developed summary overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  This document (M-01866) provides the mutual understanding of the national parties on issues related to leave covered by the FMLA.  It fully replaces and updates the FMLA language agreed upon and […]

Update: FMLA Claim Postal Worker’s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office

From PostalReporter reader: Here is an update on FMLA Claim Postal Worker‘s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office  TEs, CCAs and PSEs may be separated “for lack of work or for just cause.”  Being over the cap doesn’t qualify as either.  Attached is proof.  24. For the pay periods ending April […]

FMLA Claim – Postal Worker’s 4th Pregnancy was too much for Norwalk Ohio Post Office

A PostalReporter reader questions the decision in this case. The reader also raises an overlooked question about the appointment of rural letter carriers and city carrier assistants. Do you believe the managers and supervisors in this FMLA interference case?  I don’t.  It doesn’t pass the smell test.  Why wasn’t this TE carrier immediately rehired when […]

Staples settle allegations of violating FMLA for $275,000 in South Carolina

May 28, 2015 – Staples, Inc. and Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. Settle Allegations that it violated the Family Medical Leave Act for $275,000 COLUMBIA, South Carolina —-  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, working alongside the United States Department of Labor, […]

Senators bill will amend FMLA to protect grieving parents from job loss

(U.S. Senate) – Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) are introducing legislation to protect grieving parents from losing their jobs in the event of their child’s death. The Parental Bereavement Act would amend the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to give parents up to […]

President Obama Updates Federal Leave Policies for Childbirth, Adoption and Foster care

1.15.2015 – Today, President Barack Obama issued a memo that modernizes ‘Federal Leave Policies for Childbirth, Adoption and Foster Care to Recruit and Retain Talent and Improve Productivity.’ Obama’s Memorandum is “bringing the federal government’s paid leave policies closer in line with those of industry-leading companies” that will ensure that “most federal employees have access […]

Family members of USPS workers comp employees may be affected by data breach

12.18.14 The Mail Handlers Union reported: In a new development on the earlier data breach at the Postal Service, USPS has now sent individual letters to another group of employees who may have had personal information compromised. USPS informed us that a large number of Workers Compensation records were “possibly” compromised, in some cases including […]