Federal Employee Medical Retirement: Cartesian Bifurcation

Modern philosophy is often considered to have begun with the French philosopher, Descartes; this is perhaps unfortunate, for the resulting inward navel gazing which was precipitated and the subsequent conceptual bifurcation between mind and body, […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Medical Disability Retirement: Bureaucracy and the Objective Algorithm

On the one hand, objectivity can be viewed as a positive thing; for, with it, one is assured that all applications are treated equally, by the implementation of identical criteria across the board. “Gut feelings”, personal beliefs, and that “sixth sense” is eliminated; and […] Read More …

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement for Federal and USPS Workers: New Faces

Old timers will often smirk cynically and observe: Time will cure them of such a naive perspective. Or, to paraphrase a famous line from a well-know Christmas movie, Youth is wasted on the young (hint: the scene were Jimmy Stewart is throwing a rock at the old […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal & Postal Workers: New OPM Case Workers

In a perfect world, any administrative determination — or any judicial, quasi-judicial or official analysis and evaluation of a “case” of any nature — should be governed by precepts and criteria […] Read More …