CSRS & FERS Medical Disability Retirement: Verbosity

The word itself has an effective resonance — similar in tone and texture to “grandiloquence”, which implies a flourish of rhetorical verbosity; and if one were to combine the two, as in the sentence, “He spoke with verbose grandiloquence,” one need not say anything more about the subject, but the statement says it all. Verbosity does not necessarily carry a negative connotation, for excessive use of words does not logically entail ineffectiveness. For instance, if one is attempting to kill time for a greater purpose (e.g., a lecture to the entire police department personnel while one’s co-conspirators are robbing a bank), […] Read More …

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement for Federal and USPS Workers: Communication

The ability to communicate involves a complex process: the capacity to identify and understand what needs to be communicated and for what purpose; retrieval of information and tools of communication from one’s storehouse and warehouse of knowledge; […] Read More …

Federal and Postal Disability Retirement: Responding to Stupidity

Sometimes, one’s initial reaction in a situation — professional setting, social discourse, event gathering, etc. — requires a momentary pause; and it is precisely that couple of seconds of gathering one’s thoughts which saves one from further putting fuel upon […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: The Divide between Words and Reality

The problem with the linguistic universe is that they create a parallel universe which can be completely devoid of any connection or correspondence to the reality of the world which we occupy; thus the span of genres of imaginary creations, including fiction, […] Read More …

Federal Disability Retirement: Question and Answer

A question presumably is a tool of communication seeking a satisfactory answer; and, conversely, an answer will satisfy the query only upon addressing the specific information sought. Thus, the question is not merely a general request for irrelevant information, […] Read More …

Medical Retirement Benefits for US Government Employees: The World of Language Games

Wittgenstein’s identification of context-appropriate language games is instructive in this linguistic-focused society. With the explosion of information through the internet, via twitter, Facebook, […] Read More …

Federal Disability Retirement: Speaking with the Doctor

Communication is the key to a successful outcome: such a trite truism is certainly applicable in a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS & CSRS. The primary focus […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: The Flexibility of Language

Language is inherently a flexible tool; it is meant to communicate, and while precision in communication is the defining purpose in the use of the tool, often the essence of language […] Read More …

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement for Federal and USPS Workers: Communication

As in all areas of law, a truism which may be applicable to a particular kind of practice of law applies both generally, as well as specifically to the process spoken of. That is the nature […] Read More …