Tag: Postal Service

Postal Service Honors American Author

By on April 7, 2009 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Postal Service is honoring a former Postal Service employee and author Richard Wright who is best known for his literary work published in the 1940’s.

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Work Now, Grieve Later–Or Pay the Consequences

By on December 10, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal employee with a record of disciplinary actions refused to obey an order from a supervisor. An administrative judge ordered reinstatement but the MSPB disagreed and upheld the removal. The case then went to federal court for a final decision.

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Court Sends Case Back to MSPB For Penalty Review

By on March 13, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A 19-year postal employee with no prior misconduct worked at a Post Office where she supervised clerks and served as the finance supervisor. She was demoted to a part-time job. The MSPB administrative judge sustained the penalty after finding only a lesser charge had been proved. A federal court returns the case as “The agency has not yet articulated what less severe sentence should be imposed when it proved only a much less severe charge.”

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13 Years and Still Filing Appeals to Recover a Lost Federal Job

By on May 23, 2007 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

How many appeals from a federal employee are too many? When a decision starts out with the sentence such as “This is yet another chapter in the protracted saga of the [petitioner’s] unsuccessful attempt to require the United States Postal Service…to rehire him…” the limit may have been exceeded.

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Involuntary Resignation? Unpleasant Choices Don’t Equal Involuntary Resignation

By on May 21, 2007 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal attorney did not want to move to Arlington, VA from Texas so she resigned.
She then filed an appeal contending that the resignation was involuntary and was a constructive removal.

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An Unusual Request for a Promotion

By on June 20, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Here is a unique way to seek a significant promotion in government service. A federal employee submitted letters from her doctor indicating she could not perform the duties of a lower level job. She argued the agency should therefore give her a promotion to a higher level position.

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Telling Employee to Continue Working Can Be Dangerous

By on April 19, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal supervisor who told an employee to work an extra 30 minutes ended up in a scuffle with the employee and the employee was fired. The employee argued his case all the way to federal court but stays fired.

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Off-Duty Fight Leads to Firing

By on April 12, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Violence among Postal Service workers has been a big problem for the agency. When a fight involving a deadly weapon erupted at a union picnic, the agency took action. The employee who was fired appealed because the incident did not occur at work.

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Knocking Down the Agency's Case

By on September 8, 2005 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A Postal Service employee claimed he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and had trouble filling out forms. The court found this to be plausible and sent the case back to determine the appropriate remedy.

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Postal Service Realignment Plan Lacks Accountability, Employee Buy-In And Performance Measurement

By on May 10, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A U.S. Postal Service plan to realign its mail processing and distribution infrastructure due to increased competition, higher costs and declining mail volumes lacks accountability, stakeholder input and performance measures for results, according to GAO.

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