• OPM FERS/CSRS Disability Retirement: The Declination of Laughter
    Does lack of laughter signify anything? If a person was known to laugh a lot, then one day comes in with nary a chuckle, is it significant at all? Is it the reverberation from the throat, or the eyes which reveal sadness, which tells the true tale of a person's state of mind? […]
  • Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: The Danger of Forecasting
    The accuracy of forecasting a future event is based upon the validity of present facts and information, and generated within a program of patterns relying upon past mesodels. But as present circumstances can change at any given moment, and unforeseen […]
  • Federal Worker Disability Retirement: The Noise of our Lives
    Is noisiness determined solely by the physical vibrations and reverberations impacting upon the mechanism of our ears? Can one be overwhelmed by internal noises, shouting and clamor despite sitting in the quietude of a noiseless room? […]
  • 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 […]

To Resign or Not To Resign From the US Postal Service

I am often asked whether or not it is okay to resign from the Post Office prior to either (1) filing for disability retirement or (2) receiving a decision from the Office of Personnel Management. A decision to resign from the Agency must be weighed very carefully, for there are multiple factors which must [...]

OWCP, the Postal Service and the National Reassessment Program

For many years, being on Worker’s Comp when injured while working for the Postal Service, worked fairly well. The Postal Service, in conjunction with, and in coordination, would offer an acceptable “light duty position”, delineating the physical restrictions and medical limitations based upon the treating doctor’s clinical assessment, or in accordance with the OWCP-appointed [...]