I couldn’t climb over the wall back to my job. I had no choice but to trudge up a narrow trail with steep uphills and uneven ground, stumbling over stones underfoot. With no idea of what to do next I limped toward an unknown destination and on the way I came across other walkers who knew where they were going who gave me a pole and written directions to one trail that would lead me to Retirement and another to Compensation.
This blog is dedicated to those people.
While this blog deals with problems postal employees encounter in dealing with receiving compensation and the never ending campaign of some members of congress “working hard” to decrease compensation for injured postal employees ,what applies to them also applies to injured federal employees as both are covered under the Federal Employees Compensation Act.
Comments ,experiences, new information are welcome by postal and federal injured employees and those who represent them When a injured employee shares his experience with his agency and OWCP he is responsible for the accuracy of his post.
Information is freely given if known but legal advice is to be sought from a lawyer. 500 words or less are welcome. Be polite.
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UPDATES ON FEDERAL COMPENSATION POSTED HERE
The trip continues with a November 14th update on the 21st Century Postal Reform Bill S1789 which Senators Lieberman as Chairman, Collins as Ranking Member, Carper and Brown presented to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recommendations on cutting mail services to the public and slashing benefits for postal employees ,working ,injured at work and retired which would also affect federal employee benefits. For dates and comments on S1789 check out websites by going to the search windows of Google or Yahoo and typing in 21st Century Postal Reform Bill S1789This Bill has Cleared the Oversight Committee!
update 12/29/2011 HR 2309 with the same agenda as S1789 has not only cleared in committee but is scheduled to be on the Senate Floor in February or March of 2012.The link below gives information on just what the bill would do if it passes and the opportunity to sign a protest against it .http://www.petition2congress.com/5117/please-oppose-hr-2309/#comment-2984811
S1789 Passed in the Senate on 4-25-12. and is being “held at the Desk” in the House.
HR2309 Hearing in the House not held in August, 2012 but is being planned to be to be heard by June,2013
UPDATE 3-14 2013
S316 and HR630 would not only save the Post Office from privatization but would leave Federal Compensation for injured workers intact. Click on March 2013 in Archives /Post 13 for more information and links to show your support for these two bills.