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Latashan
06-25-2016
11:37 AM ET (US)
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kmkgreen
06-21-2016
02:20 PM ET (US)
@Former USPS inspector, I realize why people come to this forum. I myself was looking for info, of similiar cases etc. I also meant no disrespect to anyone especially disabled vets. I have one in my own family, so don't spout off to me about the audience of people who read these post. It seems you know a lot of the ins and outs of the EEO process, I'll give you that but the women I've witnessed myself are treated far worse than the men in the P.O. I didn't say men were not treated badly, it's my opinion that the union fights more for the men though, if they fight at all. The point I was making is the whole EEO process is a JOKE to whoever maybe the target. It isn't a just way of treatment. Have a good day Mr. Inspector.
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Former USPS InspectorPerson was signed in when posted
06-21-2016
10:29 AM ET (US)
@ kmkgreen, most of the people that come to this forum are just looking for some information that may help them understand and successfully get through their EEO complaints or other issues of a similar nature. Those of us that regularly post replies on this forum are merely attempting to help those that ask through our own personal experiences (don't make the same mistakes we have made). Please reread your post while keeping in mind that many persons here ARE not women but are maybe disabled vets (missing arm, leg, brain damage ect..) that have endured discrimination, abuse, degradation, name calling threats, and illegal actions and fraud by their supervisors also (taken from your below post). How does you being a woman afford you a higher status (as you imply) above others? Please remember as you post on this Forum who your audience is and that we are all here because we are victims. Relating to OIGs, typically an OIG will not get involved unless they can foresee some kind or tangible result from their investigative report. If the Post Office is not likely to take Adverse Action against an individual they receive a complaint about then the OIG wont work the case THUS referring your complaint back to the Post Office to handle internally (of which they rarely do). But this results in the Post Office retaliating against you for complaining to the OIG of which if you are subject to an adverse action because of your complaint its a crime. Now your best bet is to file an EEO if this occurs, because it is my experience that the OSC (Whistleblower enforcement) will not get involved unless they have an OIG report of which the OIG refused you in the first place. When you win your EEO/Fed District court case request an Congressional Inquiry from your local Congressman to order the OSC to take action against those proven wrongdoers in the Agency. Unless the misconduct of the wrongdoers resulted in a LARGE award (or public/political humiliation for the Agency) to the victim then the Post Office is not likely to take harsh (termination) action against them.
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kmkgreen
06-20-2016
07:37 PM ET (US)
Delaying the process...a decade to hear a result, is just more abuse perpetuated by the management. Your right, you need to fight your fight. But I know you have not walked in my shoes, nor are you a woman. It's so out of your realm to have a clue of the discrimination, abuse, degradtion, name calling threats, and illegal actions and fraud my suppervisor committed, and my ADVICE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNION WAS, "don't notify the OIG, they'll blame me". I didn't take the advice of my union President because he was a wimp! I'm still trying to recover from the abuse that management put upon me. They physically were killing me slowly. I am not with the P.O. any more, thank God. I will however receive
what I worked for. I feel I won because they didn't and never could take my dignity or break my will.
I still and nothing you or anyone else will ever convince me that the union/a.g./ are all corrupt.
They are a disgrace to other unions.
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Former USPS InspectorPerson was signed in when posted
06-20-2016
11:05 AM ET (US)
All forum members should be aware that any mention you make in your case that you received medical/professional Psychological treatment (reimbursement of medical and travel costs along with damages) because of the physical/emotional problems you experienced because of your EEO can (and in my case) have been ordered to be released to the Agency to include all reports, tests and doctors notes in the possession of said Doctor. Obviously you provide your Doctor with your past medical history from birth and they request and often receive your previous Doctors records to better treat you of which are now in said Doctors' possession and subject to being released to the Agency. The EEOC Ordered release of your existing medical records is not the only thing but also your future medical records until the Judge issues an Decision. Basically, expect that anything you say to your Doctor can/will be annotated and provided to your Agency (even strategic litigation tactics discussed with your Doctor that cause you undo stress). The Agency will promise via a EEOC protective order (if requested) to safe guard you medical information (not using it for unlawful purposes) but we all know the Agency cares little if at all about employees privacy and is rarely held accountable for violations given the penalties if found liable are not a deterrent. For example, the USPS has and continues to be the only Federal Agency barred from OWCP records access (http://www.apwu.org/news/web-news-article/...ess-electronic-data) for a number of years because it refuses to sign an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the OWCP agreeing not to use OWCP/medical records for purposes unlawfully outside of the processing of OWCP claims. Good luck to all and keep up the fight!
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Former USPS InspectorPerson was signed in when posted
06-19-2016
11:18 AM ET (US)
So victims of EEOC law violations can easier understand why the processing takes upwards of a decade for your case to conclude you must look at the amount of EEOC Federal Sector discrimination, abuse, hostile work environment and retaliation cases ect processed by the EEOC in relationship to each Federal Agency (total of about 2.7 million employees including Postal). The NO FEAR Act mandates that every agency publish its individual complaints of EEO violations and provide those results to the EEOC for them to analyze and publish. You will find that the USPS' 600,000 or so employees constitute 65% to 75%+ of all EEOC case load that is paid for by the general fund (taxpayer monies) and not by the USPS of which is self funded and competes with FedEx, UPS and DHL ect.. of which all bear the burden of litigation costs in Federal/State courts and also are subject to high punitive damages awards that the USPS is immune from per statute. Looking at the USPS "No Fear Act" data posted on its own website we find that Total Final Actions Involving a finding of discrimination without a hearing were 0 out of 22,977 cases since FY 2011 and currently 3,391 cases are awaiting a hearing ((this stat means that the USPS has NEVER issued a Final Agency Decision (FAD) supporting a Judges' finding of discrimination/retaliation absent a hearing)) with 5,097 hearings pending over ALL Government/worldwide. So, over the entire Government the EEOC has 5,097 hearings waiting and of those 3,391 are USPS employees. Statistically the USPS is a massive drain to the taxpayers in relationship to all other Federal Agencies combined (2.1 million employees not including Postal). The USPS is an tax exempt entity that like all other Federal Agencies even though it proudly espouses that it works for self sustainability and denies being a burden.
Because of the USPS, the EEOCs Average Processing Time for Hearings is now at an all time high of 462 days in FY 2015 shown in the EEOCs website when 180 days is the limit per the Code of Federal Regulations thus is evidence that the EEOC has NEVER issued a decision after hearing even close to regulation time due to the USPS case load burden. Currently the EEOC FY 2016 $364,500 million budget, is one of the largest ever employing the largest ever amount of 106 Federal Sector Administrative Judges that rule on EEOC cases. If the USPS would even come to par with other Federal Agencies number of complaints the EEOC would be able to Adjudicate cases within the 180 days or at least much closer than they are now.
Edited 06-19-2016 11:21 AM
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TW
06-19-2016
10:12 AM ET (US)
@kmkgreen; one reason I post is to encourage others to begin the process. Knowing a little about the process by personal experiences, I share what. I have learned. You can file a grievance and EEO together. However, it is not likely you will win if you do. Stick with the EEOC. Know that it is normal to take a long time (case loads for AJ's are huge). You will need to increase your "quality of faith, your patience, and most importantly walk your talk by doing the next right thing while "helping others." You will win in time if discrimination and or retaliation has happened. The arrogance of the abuser, and the unwillingness of management to police the conduct of the FEW abusers guarantees a win. Liars, cheats, and criminals keep breaking the laws. That is why you win. Unabated behavior by poor leaders above the violators. By winning you hit the Agency in the pocket book. That is what will eventually will create the change of a better workplace. I am all in, here to stay and create the change. It is my purpose. The hurt of discrimination and retaliation can't normally be seen by others. But the people on the receiving end have nearly been vitally harmed. Only their right actions to correct it will bring them the healing we seek. Pain, is while I filed and walked through their living hell on a job. If I can do it, anybody else can do it. Create the change you want to see in the workplace.
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kmkgreen
06-18-2016
12:39 AM ET (US)
I'M SORRY TW & MAGGIE, BUT 6YRS. IS A VERY LONG TIME TO FIGHT, A FIGHT THAT IS SET UP TO FAIL BECAUSE OF THE TIME AND B.S. FROM THE A.J. AND THE P.O. MANAGEMENT1 Shame on the UNion for allowing this to occur over and over and where is the Union when you are mistreated??? What the heck are you paying dues for??? Then you need to hire a lawyer are you F/N crazy?
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maggie2010Person was signed in when posted
06-16-2016
04:03 PM ET (US)
Says: technically speaking, your attorney is supposed to address all of these issues in a settlement agreement according to California CLE information.???? Call me 510 913 2875...according to most of the govt employees I have talked with, the out come of their settlements is the attorney will keep whatever the money is for attorney fees and does not inform you that you may be awarded attorney fees separately as provided by the md110 chapter 11. Which leaves the door open for the attorney to bill the agency without your knowledge. In effect the attorney bills twice.
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Former USPS InspectorPerson was signed in when posted
06-15-2016
06:26 PM ET (US)
With regards to TSP withdrawals to cover your attorneys fees/legal costs and medical costs associated with your EEO case(s). The TSP withdrawal is taxed as income BUT when you file your taxes the attorney fees/legal costs are tax deductible. When you win your case the Agency will be ordered to repay your attorney fees/costs and they will usually do that as 1099 reported income of which is taxed since you probably had reported it as a deduction when you withdrawal the TSP funds year(s) before. Now when the Agency loses and they are advised to pay they usually appeal of which takes about 2+ years for the OFO to order the agency to pay you in the 120 days after they issue the Order against the Agency. You also don't get interest on what they cost you to pay for an attorney. If you don't claim the tax deduction then you are paying income tax 2 times on the same thing.
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maggie2010Person was signed in when posted
06-15-2016
03:35 PM ET (US)
Says: want a quick education, call me, 510-913-2875 or text.
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Management & Union Abuse
06-15-2016
01:23 PM ET (US)
Wow that's insane. I'm not up for murder or nothing just illegal act of my work. I guess I will be looking for one on Craigslist. Hope you got all your TSP back. Thanks for the info.
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Former USPS InspectorPerson was signed in when posted
06-15-2016
10:07 AM ET (US)
Most Bay Area lawyers charge $500-$600 per hour and/or an 33 1/3% return in your Judgement/Settlement. Of course they will for the most part count your fees paid to them out of their part of the Judgement/settlement. I had to cash out part of my TSP for $150,000 (I also paid the large tax penalty for early withdrawal). Be very careful because I am aware of a complaint about Bay Area Attorney Elaine Wallace taking an forum members part of the settlement money instead of charging an hourly rate.
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Management & Union Abuse
06-15-2016
01:03 AM ET (US)
Do you know of any cheap lawyers. I filed right to complaint but told them I'm looking for a lawyer to represent me ? Bay Area lawyer ?
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TW
06-14-2016
11:08 PM ET (US)
I started as a custodian, I am a retired Marine. I don't suck anything. This is site to help people being discriminated against. And how to work through EEOC laws to be made whole. Of course you are allow to believe whatever you want. The EEOC decided it was retaliation and discrimination.
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TW
06-14-2016
10:59 PM ET (US)
@Former USPS Inspector: absolutely spot on comments. Only you by trusting God can champion your case. You know the facts, you get more information through Discover and Interrogatories. Do the work!
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