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Some employees who have had their medically suitable job withdrawn by the Postal Service as a result of the National Reassessment Process (NRP) are being denied wage loss compensation by OWCP because of a previous LWEC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

The Postal Service’s New National Reassessment Process-Limited Duty

Subsequently, the APWU was notified that on July 27, 2009, the Postal Service had finalized their protocols and would begin implementing this limited duty National Reassessment Program (NRP) nationwide, District by District, on a staggered basis. We...

OWCP Refresher

Postal employees who sustain a workplace injury have the right to seek prompt medical treatment from the physician of their choice. Examination by a USPS contract-physician should not interfere with this treatment. In fact, injured workers have the...

USPS Withdrawal of a Limited Duty/ Permanent Rehabilitation Assignment

As the Postal Service’s National Reassessment Process (NRP) expands across the country, a growing number of limited duty and/or rehabilitation jobs are being withdrawn. At the national level the APWU will continue to monitor each phase of the...

OWCP Updates

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs has made several important changes in recent months. Below is a summary.

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