Senator Collins Introduces Bill To Terminate OWCP Payments

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has sponsored legislation that would lead to reduced benefits for postal and federal employees who receive payments from the Office of Workers Compensation Program (OWCP) due to job-related injuries or illnesses.

Union Urges Affected Workers To Complete NRP Questionnaire

To strengthen the fight against the Postal Service’s harsh National Reassessment Program (NRP), the APWU is encouraging limited-duty and permanent-rehabilitation employees to complete a questionnaire sponsored by a law firm that has filed a class-...

Ruling to Benefit Retirees Who Were Injured on the Job

A recent decision by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) should ensure that employees who work less than eight hours per day as the result of job-related injuries get their full annuity they when they retire.

Rehab Act Expanded

The Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits workplace discrimination against employees with disabilities, has been significantly expanded with the recent passage of amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The amendments set new...

When OWCP Denies Compensation Based On a Previous Lost Wage Earning Capacity (LWEC) Determination

Some employees who have had their medically suitable job withdrawn by the Postal Service as a result of the National Reassessment Process (NRP) are being denied wage loss compensation by OWCP because of a previous LWEC decision. How does this happen...