Workers Comp Fraud Investigations

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Special agents of the Postal Service Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are contracted to “safeguard postal revenue” and are supposed to “...

APWU: Don’t Post Health Records Online

The APWU is discouraging union members from participating in a voluntary program established by the Postal Service that creates an online database of their health records, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced. “Last year’s cyber attack on...

Postal Unions Object to Administration Proposal to Reduce Compensation to Injured Workers

In a June 15 letter, the presidents of the four postal unions asked the Department of Labor (DOL) and the White House to withdraw a proposal that would reduce compensation benefits to injured workers and urged the administration instead to work with...

Full Disclosure Required

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Postal employees are hardworking and giving. Many hold down two jobs. Some run a side business or help with a family business, while others volunteer...

How Does Shutdown Affect OWCP Claims?

Many postal employees are wondering how the government shutdown is affecting Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) claims. The adjudication of OWCP claims and the payment of workers’ compensation benefits are considered essential work, so...

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