OPM Disability Retirement: The Reality of Accommodations

Medical conditions test the value of a worker; for, while people may engage in theoretical discussions of “cost-benefits analysis”, where the cost of X is compared and contrasted to the benefit of Y, such that the hypothetical analysis results in a business decision […] Read More …

Federal and Postal Medical Retirement: Reassignment Considerations

In considering filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, whether under FERS or CSRS, the issue of possible reassignment will arise — normally as a rather secondary and unimportant facet of the process — as an obligatory […] Read More …

Federal Disability Retirement: Accommodation Revisited

There is nothing inherently wrong with an Agency, or the U.S. Postal Service, from providing light duty, limited duty, or “special assignments” to an injured individual, or a Federal or Postal […] Read More …

Federal Worker Disability Retirement: Agency Accommodation Reiterated

In most cases, the agency is unable to accommodate the individual. By “accommodation” is often meant lessening the workload, or temporarily allowing for the medical conditions […] Read More …

Federal Disability Retirement: Agency Overstepping

The Office of Personnel Management is the Federal Agency which reviews, evaluates and determines the eligibility of an applicant for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS. […] Read More …

Federal and Postal Disability Retirement: Coherence

A Federal Disability Retirement packet must be coherent. This may appear to be “self-evident”, but there have been many disability retirement packets which, upon a denial […] Read More …

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement for Federal and USPS Workers: Preempting OPM’s Arguments

It is important at all stages of a Federal Disability Retirement application for FERS & CSRS employees to predict, anticipate, and preempt the arguments which the Office of Personnel […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Disability Retirement: Don’t Confuse the Standards

People who call me for advice, who are potential candidates as clients for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS, often interchangeably use terms which apply to different standards: standards of total disability as […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: The Administrative “Process”

I have previously written about how a Federal Disability Retirement application should be prepared: that it should be looked upon as an administrative “process”, and as such, it is not like taking a test for a driver’s license, or […] Read More …