July 13, 2017
The IG at the Postal Service is working to assess the effectiveness of a return to work program for postal employees put on injury compensation, an issue of particular interest to USPS but that is common across agencies.
USPS traditionally has had higher than average rates of employees becoming eligible for–and staying on–FECA status because of the physical demands of many of its jobs. During that time the associated costs are charged back to the employee’s work unit.
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