Tag: Disability

Disability Hiring, Discrimination Complaints Up in Federal Government

on August 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Since President Donald Trump took office, the federal government has continued to add disabled federal workers to the payroll. The number of disability discrimination complaints filed by federal employees has increased as well.

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Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?

By on June 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?

Determining whether or not a federal employee is considered disabled under federal law can be complex. The author explains the basic considerations.

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The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

By on November 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

A recent court case illustrates how an obscure law can help protect federal employees from disability discrimination.

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VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

By on October 31, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

The VA has announced changes to its pension regulations to help ensure that only veterans with a genuine need receive the benefits.

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What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

By on October 22, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

In order to be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, you need to be a qualified disabled employee, but what does it mean to be “qualified?”

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Are You Covered for a Disability as a Federal Employee Outside of Work?

By on October 10, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Are You Covered for a Disability as a Federal Employee Outside of Work?

Federal employees have various options for protecting their incomes in the event of a disability.

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Did You Know that Federal Employees Can Request Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation?

By on October 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Did You Know that Federal Employees Can Request Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation?

Federal employees can request different types of leave as a reasonable accommodation. These are some of the scenarios and how they can protect your job.

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Postal Employee Charged with Racking Up Over $160k in False Disability Claims

By on September 2, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Employee Charged with Racking Up Over $160k in False Disability Claims

A Postal employee has been arrested on allegations that he claimed to be totally disabled, yet spent five days a week running flea markets.

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Strong Protections Still Exist for Disabled Employees in the Federal Workplace

By on August 28, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Strong Protections Still Exist for Disabled Employees in the Federal Workplace

The federal government strives to be a model employer for disabled employees. The author says Reasonable Accommodation is one area where it excels.

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Legislation Would Provide Disability Insurance Benefit to Federal Employees

By on January 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide Disability Insurance Benefit to Federal Employees

Legislation has been introduced that would give federal employees the option of buying short-term disability insurance.

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