USPS is upgrading its “Welcome Back” program for employees who have been away from the job for an extended period of time and are returning to a new position.
The program is a component of the overall USPS return to work process. Up to now, USPS has encouraged supervisors to work with returning employees and to help them adjust to their new positions. Now, supervisors and employees will have the added benefit of working with members of the Postal Service’s Occupational Health Services (OHS) program.
The OHS program consists of administrative activities, wellness initiatives, and other medically related subjects designed to address the health and safety of all postal employees. Administered by a staff of medical professionals and headed by National Medical Director Dr. David Reid, the program will be an additional resource for employees and management.
One way the upgraded program will work is to assist employees who have recovered from work-related injuries but who can no longer perform their old duties and have been reassigned. An OHS medical professional will work with these individuals, communicating with them directly or in writing within a month of their return. The OHS professional will follow up with each employee and also can provide supervisors with guidance on how to work with these employees to help make their return to work successful.
via USPS News Link