• Attorney Representation Federal Disability Retirement: Form and Content
    The complexity of the administrative procedure generally identified as "OPM Disability Retirement" is one replete with complicated forms to complete, sequence of procedures which are often confusing, and content of conundrums, followed by wait times which are frustrating, at best. The spectrum of problems and concerns which arise throughout the process can be daunting and […]
  • The Genotype-phenotype Distinction and Disability Benefits for Federal and Postal Employees
    The distinction is important in the study of genetics, where the genotype represents the entirety of one's hereditary information contained in one's DNA, whereas the phenotype represents the manifestation of that genetic heredity received and retained by any given individual. In simple terms, it is the inner/outer distinction, or in Aristotelian terms, the substance/accident representation, […]
  • Federal Disability Retirement Law: Leaving behind the Corybantic Dance Hall
    Employment which fails to accommodate one's disabling conditions is inherently and obviously detrimental to one's health; when it exacerbates and further deteriorates, it is all the more time to consider parting ways. Dancing is a medium of enjoyment and entertainment which is a passing cultural phenomena. The rhythm of two people in a constancy of […]
  • The Social Security Factor on the FERS Disability Retirement Claim
    For the FERS employee, whether as a Federal, non-Postal employee, or as a Postal worker, who intends to file for Federal Disability Retirements benefits through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the administrative process of filing for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) is a bureaucratic involvement and, by some accounts from Human Resource Offices of […]
  • The “Other” Civil Service System
    Information concerning Federal Disability Retirement benefits will often refer to the universe of "FERS" employees (acronym for Federal Employees Retirement System, which was enacted by Congress in 1986 and became effective the following year), with little to no information concerning its replacement system, the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). There are, additionally, some hybrid systems, […]
  • Hostile Work Environment in Federal Employment & OPM Medical Retirement
    Perhaps it is an inevitability. When a Federal employee or a U.S. Postal worker suffers from a medical condition, such that the medical condition begins to impact one or more of the essential elements of one's job, the reaction of the agency for whom he or she works (or the U.S. Postal Service), is often […]
  • OPM Disability Retirement Wait Processing Time
    What is the time it takes to process an OPM Disability Retirement application? Most of it depends upon the delays naturally encountered throughout the process itself: the length of time doctors take in compiling the medical information requested; preparation and formulation of one's Federal Disability Retirement forms, including the Statement of Disability; how long the […]
  • Federal Medical Retirement: Pros and Cons
    Federal employees and Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition, where the seriousness of the medical condition begins to impact the ability and capacity to perform one or more of the essential elements of one's job, must take a pragmatic, blunt assessment of one's future -- taking into account all of the factors necessary […]
  • Physical and Mental Conditions in Federal OPM Disability Retirement Claims: Ahead of the Proverbial Curve
    Trends are often characterized by the actions of a few. Whether in cultural expectancies via movie moguls, fashion designers, technology innovators and convention-busters, the known so-called leaders who stay ahead of the proverbial "curve" which maintains the continuum of linear stability in a given society, often dictate the direction of an otherwise directionless future. The […]
  • Federal Disability Retirement Representation: Substance and Process
    In any bureaucratic, lengthy administrative process, one can become embroiled in the procedural aspects of an endeavor, and overlook the substantive elements which form the foundation of any case. Conversely, one can make the mistake of approaching a case and declare to one's self, "This is so obviously a good case," and take shortcuts in […]

Why Is the Postal Worker Being Removed From Service?

While a compromise position on certain issues in the U.S. Postal Service Disability Retirement for FERS & CSRS may be the best that one may hope for, obviously, clarity over question is the better course to have.  Thus, for instance, in a removal action, where a Postal employee is being removed for his or [...]