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Memo: USPSí position when light and/or limited duty employees are subject to excessing (pdf)


CFR Regulations: Postal Employees Representing other Employees in EEO Cases-A complainant who is an employee of an agency shall have a reasonable amount of official time, if otherwise on duty, to prepare an EEO complaint and to respond to agency and EEOC requests for information. If the complainant has designated another agency employee as a representative, that employee shall have a reasonable amount of official time, if otherwise on duty, to prepare the complaint and respond to agency and EEOC requests for information. 29 CFR 1614.605 (b).


Reasonable Accommodation And Undue Hardship Under ADA by  EEOC -This Enforcement Guidance clarifies the rights and responsibilities of employers and individuals with disabilities regarding reasonable accommodation and undue hardship. Title I of the ADA requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. This Guidance sets forth an employer's legal obligations regarding reasonable accommodation; however, employers may provide more than the law requires.


Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program -The OPM administers the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program. The FEGLI law, policies, and regulations issued by OPM, including those governing eligibility and benefits, are controlling in the event of conflict with these instructions. All postal employees, except those specifically excluded in ELM 531.3, or those who waive coverage, receive Basic Life Insurance coverage. Entitlement to basic life coverage qualifies them to elect optional life insurance coverage.


Court Rules in 2001 Postal Employee Can Sue Under FMLA


Light Duty v. Reasonable Accommodation by J.R. Pritchett of Utah Employee Advocates


EEOC Releases Q & A  About Diabetes in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-The fact sheet covers such topics as: when diabetes is considered to be a disability under the ADA; when an employer is permitted to ask an applicant or employee questions about his or her diabetes; types of reasonable accommodations employees with diabetes may need on the job; and how an employer should handle safety concerns about people with diabetes in the workplace. EEOC 10/30 Discuss EEOC Issues


"Going Postal" and Beyond: Part I -Dynamics Triggering Workplace Violence -Mark Gorkin, LICSW, a psychotherapist and nationally recognized speaker, trainer, consultant and author, reflects on his experience as a stress and violence prevention consultant for the US Postal Service (according to the website) and other organizations. Gorkin also highlights key pressure points -- policies, procedures and personalities -- that contribute to a dangerously dysfunctional work environment.


Enforcement Guidance: Vicarious Employer Liability for Unlawful Harassment by Supervisors


Relationship Between Retirement Annuity and Compensation for Work-Related Injuries and Diseases

FEHB Handbook for Enrollees and Employing Offices

For more information about your health benefits please Click here for the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM 17.3) at



Retirement and Early Out information

Compute the Tax-Free Portion of Your Federal Retirement Benefit

Application for Immediate Retirement Under the Civil Service Retirement SystemYou will need acrobat reader to view this file.

CSRS and FERS Handbook for Personnel and Payroll Offices

Disability Benefits Under CSRS and FERS

A Pension From Work Not Covered By Social Security
How It Affects Your Social Security Retirement Or Disability Benefits.


Union Steward Resources

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), also known as the†Landrum-Griffin Act, is the federal law that provides rights for most private sector union members, including postal workers and those covered by the Railway Labor Act. The Members' Bill Rights is a must read for all union members. Click here for Overview of Members' Bill of Rights.

†Members have rights even in General Membership meetings. In most local unions† meetings are conducted using "Robert Rules of Order." Although the book "Robert's Rules of Order, 10th edition" is not† in electronic form--you can view its contents at† Bartleby Books Online or view some quick charts.


Association for Union Democracy Labor-Management Reports Dept. of Labor
Local Union Officer Elections Membership Dues Fair Representation
Labor Mgmt Reports Online New Union Officers Guide Conducting Audits in Unions
Request for Information APWU Grievance Forms "Just Cause" TrainingYou will need acrobat reader to view this file.
Glossary of Labor Terms Labor News Weingarten Rights
 eSteward for APWU, NALC, NRLCA,  NPMHU Postal Unions
The Douglas Factors: Disciplining employees is a fact of life

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