• Federal and Postal Disability Retirement: Suburban Sketches
    Within the past 2 weeks: a rabbit’s nest is discovered in the back yard; then, in the early morning dawn of the next morning, that same discovery is met with a predator whose presence is feared only in the limited universe of suburbia — the neighborhood cat. Laying with […]
  • Federal Employee Medical Retirement: Cartesian Bifurcation
    Modern philosophy is often considered to have begun with the French philosopher, Descartes; this is perhaps unfortunate, for the resulting inward navel gazing which was precipitated and the subsequent conceptual bifurcation between mind and body, […]
  • Medical Retirement for Federal Workers: Achieving the Objective
    We often hear of people striving to achieve "the good life", or perhaps, sometimes it is characterized as the "easy life"; one of leisure, pleasure, lack of worries (financial or otherwise), and at least in evocative pictorial representations, surrounded […]
  • Federal Gov. and USPS Disability Retirement: The Rise
    It is attributed to objects and people; the sun does it in the morning and the moon at night; tides rise and fall; employment rates, statistical variables; the careers of people; and for this coming week, the anticipation of religious significance and theological arguments […]
  • Postal and Federal Disability Retirement: Fault Lines
    In Geology, fault lines involve plate tectonic forces and planar fractures which reveal significant evidence for causes of earthquakes and help in determining and predicting areas of subduction zones and active faults which likely will result in future […]
  • OPM FERS/CSRS Disability Retirement: Decorative Bookends
    Such a niche industry, whether by individual craftsmen or in factory output, must have recognized years ago that trouble lay ahead. For, with the transfer of the reading public (which in itself is shrinking daily) from paper to electronic medium in the form of ebooks, […]
  • Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: Substantive Reorganization
    It used to be that social conventions, customs, values and mores were deemed inviolable and unchangeable; then, when Western Philosophy realized that complex problems and conundrums could be solved by merely tinkering with language, and that the elasticity […]
  • Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: The Trifecta
    It is a type of betting where the order is important, and where all three must finish as declared, and if any one of the sequence is different, it matters not whether the one correctly deemed to be first, in fact places first. We often view our lives as if we are engaged […]
  • Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: Loss of Empathy
    Does it establish the existence of empathy if a person asks after someone's health or wellbeing? If, in the next moment, the querying individual does something which would constitute "backstabbing", does it negate the previous sincerity of the asking? […]
  • OPM FERS/CSRS Disability Retirement: To Be a Squirrel, for a Day
    Watching them is an exercise of fascination; with nimble flight, to jump from a rooftop to the tip of a branch 10 feet away; scurry up and down trees with little thought (or is that merely a human projection without justification?) and no hesitation between the […]

Federal Disability Retirement benefits for Postal Employees: The OWCP Option versus OPM

     The National Reassessment Program’s (NRP) primary option for Postal employees who are not “fully productive” (interpretation:  anyone who cannot perform the full panoply of all of the essential elements of one’s job) is for the Postal employee to file for OWCP benefits.  A letter from the NRP will allegedly state that they have searched [...]

The OWCP Danger of Complacency for the Ill or Injured Postal Worker

I have had far too many calls by individuals who were complacent with being on OWCP/DOL temporary total disability compensation. The old adage, “Ignorance of the law is not an excuse”, is still generally true. It is the responsibility of the Postal employee to file for USPS Disability retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS in [...]

The Initial USPS Disability Process

Many people get confused when they first consult with an attorney about disability retirement benefits for Postal Workers.  Indeed, before consulting with an attorney, an individual who is faced with a medical condition which (1) is beginning to impact one’s ability to perform one or more of the essential elements of one’s position and (2) [...]