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(This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Postal employees are hardworking and giving. Many hold down two jobs. Some run a side business or help with a family business, while others volunteer...

How Does Shutdown Affect OWCP Claims?

Many postal employees are wondering how the government shutdown is affecting Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) claims. The adjudication of OWCP claims and the payment of workers’ compensation benefits are considered essential work, so...

OWCP Suspends USPS Access to Electronic Data

In a bold step to protect the privacy rights of injured workers, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has indefinitely suspended the Postal Service’s ability to review, receive, and transfer Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA)...

Senate Postal Bill Jeopardizes Healthcare, Retirement Benefits

A bill introduced by Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Aug. 1 would jeopardize the healthcare and retirement benefits of postal employees by giving arbitrators the authority to remove them from the Federal Employees Health...

House Panel Approves Rep. Issa’s Postal Bill

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved a postal bill introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) by a vote of 22 to 17 on July 24. ALSO: Take Action Now!

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