Unemployment Compensation And The National Reassessment Process (NRP)

Injured employees who undergo the National Reassessment Process (NRP) and are told by the Postal Service either that there is only partial day work available or that there is no work available, should consider filing for unemployment compensation....

Unions Discuss Proposed FECA Changes

The APWU hosted a meeting of unions on Feb. 28 to discuss proposed changes to the Federal Employees Compensation Act. Analyzing the Federal Injured Employees Re-Employment Act (FIERA) were labor organizations that represent postal and federal...

EEOC Upholds Class Action

On May 30, 2008, in the case of Sandra McConnell et al v. United States Postal Service, an Administrative Judge (AJ) for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) certified a class action complaint alleging that the USPS had discriminated...

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Some employees who have had their medically suitable job withdrawn by the Postal Service as a result of the National Reassessment Process (NRP) are being denied wage loss compensation by OWCP because of a previous LWEC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

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...

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