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6597
MetooPerson was signed in when posted
05-28-2016
11:35 AM ET (US)
I hope to get fast relief to a lot of us the AJudge issues a lump sum times the number of years you were out... example $30,000 X 5 yrs = $150,000 or we could appeal and continue to fight for more... simple???
6596
Chatty KatPerson was signed in when posted
05-27-2016
08:36 PM ET (US)
Gordon6595 & Snowed6593 :: Yes, its unfortunate and it is prevalent and appalling that we have to "fight" for everything! Yes, it should come as an automatic as it states in all their manuals, but the work has to be done by each of us on our own cases, at least that is what I feel on a personal level. I did work with my congressman's office, which even with his office, it was back and forth with letters. They attempted to lie about all the processes and why I was not due anything. I cut and pasted all the rules of how "OWCP/OPM" was to handle our cases, retirements and annuity!! The last letter that was stated was the fact that with all the erroneous mismanagement at OPM, they could look into a 5-million dollar lawsuit! That very well caught their attention as the next month when the congressman's office got tired of the BS, I got a personal phone call from OPM, and the first thing from the rep's mouth, "Well, we don't normally make calls regarding this but we had gotten the 5-million dollar lawsuit that may be coming and we want to satisfy the issue. What was the amount you was looking to get back paid?" Boom.... the funds were placed electronically into the bank account. It just takes the right verbal power from the right offices or representatives. As we all know, "nothing" comes automatically, especially for a NRP'd disabled employee. On top of that, we all need to write to our congress representatives and senators of each of our issues. Maybe the outgoing president and candidates!! This is too crazy, and with this class action, we were all under the impression that "we" signed documents to be a part of this claim and which it allowed them to go through our files to seek what damages were placed upon us by USPS, DOL, and now OPM for our disabilities. We all need to seek "all" the media entities that do investigations and blow this up for further investigation(s): 20/20, Nightline, ABC World News, Primetime Live, Dr Phil.... and to have them do a full investigation of our files themselves!! This is all too crazy and so many have lost their homes, families, denied medical and disrupted work relations, although the manuals all states they are to accommodate an injured employee!! That is all we wanted was to be repaired and placed back to where we could work!! It wasn't that hard!! So, as much as it is painful to fight for what is deserved, don't give up, keep taking the steps forward to extract those documents and submit what you are totally entitled!! God Bless You and may our God give each of you the will, strength, and knowledge to getting it done!! My heart goes out to each of you for your strength to be on this communication, as it allows us to speak of what most don't even know, but encourages each of us to keep moving forward!!
6595
Gordon'Person was signed in when posted
05-27-2016
07:12 PM ET (US)
I've got like a year from now and then I will absolutely loose the last of everything I have left. I worked my butt off for as we all did. How many of us that were NRP'd had over 20 years in that crap hole. They got rid of us real fast. It's a travesty of justice that 10 years has gone by and there is no end in sight. Doesn't the Judge know that we are people ? That we are flesh and blood. That many of us gave the BEST years of our lives to this federal agency. Many of us 20 year or more. So a clear case of discrimination takes 10 years. Then we are going to have to start the whole process over again individually to reach any kind of financial compensation??????????? What was the whole point of this massive class action ???????????????? If I sound discouraged or dumfounded by this process that has taken over 10 years then I am. What good did it do ??? After 10 years we will have to argue our cases on an individual basis. How long will that take ? Where will we find the money to hire a lawyer ? I understand the network administrator demands no vulgarity or inference of vulgarity. And I respect that. But for lack of a better words we are all up the creek without a paddle. We are all totally 130,000 nobodies with NO CHANCE OF EVER SEEING A DIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Period end of story.
6594
Gordon'Person was signed in when posted
05-27-2016
09:57 AM ET (US)
I've got one due from OPM and I assumed they would automatically do it. This isn't the case I guess!
6593
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2016
10:40 PM ET (US)
I have been waiting for an annuity correction from OPM for over 2 years now.
6592
Chatty KatPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2016
10:10 AM ET (US)
Gordon : 6591 :: Yes, i agree. Postal Mgmt and OPM alike!! USPS separated me without any notification while i was being paid by OWCP (NRP recipient that probably was added to their numbers of removal!). It was by the Grace of God that had me contact USPS Disbursing in Minneapolis, trying to find out something, where i was informed i was nolonger on the rolls, like already 7-months from the 1st date of removal!! Mind you, Disbursing had two different dates of separation (we are only allwed 12-months to file any retirement or lose our benefits!), making it look like a break in service! Then, i contacted OPM, as i was trying to confirm what was on record for me, "if" i was to retire!! Well, there was two additional separation dates, that was not either one that Minneapolis had!!! With it looking as "if" i had a break in service, OPM had difficulty determining my retirement, as they "tried" to cut my medical (as employee MUST have 5-years continued coverage before retirement) and with a break in service, retirement annuity was faltered nearly $600/month less!! Yes, i had to fight it as OPM now owed me back and it took nearly 3-years to get it paid, but i perservered!! I believe it made my case easier as i had my copies of the periodic retirement doc that personnel use to send employees with infornation on projected retirement figures and dates. So yes, as a NRP employee, weve all had our shares of harassmemt and YES, management was "always" getting bonuses on bogus achievements towards injured employees, which also included faltered to cheat us of our retirement packages. Disability Retirement packages!! OPM even told me that, "I had no rights to question the figures that was generated as my disability retirement package!! How many others could have or should have questioned their retirement annuity to ensure we are getting what we are entitled? We "must" all stay and move forward together!!!! God Bless all of you!! Don't Give Up!!
Edited 05-27-2016 10:16 AM
6591
Gordon'Person was signed in when posted
05-26-2016
09:37 AM ET (US)
I for one would love to see Sandy's lawyers call Postal Management out on their bonus system! Let them explain to the American taxpayer how an agency the was loosing x amount of dollars a year could pay it's management BONUSES from top bottom. Tell the American public what their salary's are. What they do to EARN those numbers. And worst of all how they received their BONUSES after they got their NUMBERS !!!!! And getting their NUMBERS is what NRP was al about! If this is going to turn into a war of public opinion then we have evidence to turn their defense around very quickly against them. How is giving BONUSES to managers with already inflated salaries and a money loosing agency SAVING TAX PAYERS MONEY !!!!!!!!!
6589
yesitsmePerson was signed in when posted
05-14-2016
09:32 PM ET (US)
Thanks, guys. Of course the reporter called our lawyers, but they could not comment. I feel really bad for Frank, he's going thru now what most of us have already been thru. I can't even offer him any comfort. I think he'll have to wait like the rest of us.
6588
MetooPerson was signed in when posted
05-14-2016
07:08 PM ET (US)
yesitsme, also thanks for the update and yes it's nice to see anything in the news even though it's not right.. glad the union did something... surprise that the news station takes the word of the PO as right but wants the union to have proof... LOL...
I guess they watch to much seinfield and are afraid of the PO... :)
6587
NC520Person was signed in when posted
05-14-2016
03:16 PM ET (US)
Yesitsme,

Thank you for the update. Went to PEN and watched the Rochester TV news segment again a few minutes ago. While the "taxpayers money" remarks strike a nerve, the majority of the report IMHO makes the PO look like the sociopathic criminals that they are. Additionally, we at least got some publicity.

You have done an outstanding job of standing up for yourself and have gone Above and Beyond the Call of Duty for your fellow NRP'd employees.

Thank you for all your effort ... hope you will rest well ... may God Bless You and Yours !!!
6586
wondering1Person was signed in when posted
05-14-2016
12:11 AM ET (US)
Yesitsme
It is sooo nice to hear from you again. This case has drug on for so long. It is sad that it will probably drag on for years to come because of the PO. Thank you so much for the info.
Edited 05-14-2016 11:48 AM
6585
TommiPerson was signed in when posted
05-14-2016
12:00 AM ET (US)
6582 Gordon. There should, at least for me, be a very good paper trail. I filed EEO and after $20,000- my case was subsumed into this Pitman. Would think it could have been subsumed a bit earlier. Anyway, the attorney got all his money and stepped aside. All that proof he's sitting on is mine. Wonder what he will charge me to get the copies
6584
yesitsmePerson was signed in when posted
05-13-2016
10:40 PM ET (US)
Sorry, hit the wrong button. And there was one more thing that ticked me off but I can't think of it now. Anyway, all she had to go on was the old decision on the website from 2010, and blog from who know where. {I just remembered, the PO stated that the NRP was designed to "save the taxpayers money"!!!!} Oh, how they lie! The reporter got pretty nasty and wanted proof of our objections. That's about all I can say, probably said too much, but who cares at this point. I've had enough.
6583
yesitsmePerson was signed in when posted
05-13-2016
10:32 PM ET (US)
Hi, guys... I wanted to write a little about the news in Rochester... the one the reporter got sooo wrong.I was sooo mad at her but couldn't comment. But our union did e-mail her and set her straight. About taxpayers getting the bill, and workers getting "fired".
6582
Gordon'Person was signed in when posted
05-13-2016
12:40 PM ET (US)
I know its a cliché Tommi, but there are 10's of thousands of us out there that feel your pain. The size of this conspiracy and thats what it was is mind blowing. A Judge, a panel of Judges need to step in here and just award a settlement. There is no way over 100,000 federal workers are going to ALL get their day in court. If you have the paper trail that I laid out in post 6580. You show be able to present that to a panel and get a generic settlement. A simple settlement formula. Back pay, and a large lump some for pain and suffering. Or at the very least have the option of excepting the generic settlement or going to court. If the program is deemed Discriminatory and Illegal and you can prove by hard evidence a paper trail from the agency that you personally were targeted by their NATIONAL NRP PROGRAM then thats it. You can take the money and put them in the rearview mirror, or you can go to court and try and get more ! If this number is anywhere near what they say it is ( 130,000 Federal Workers) how are the SUFFERING WORKERS like Tommi and 129,000 others going to have the MONEY, ENERGY, and last but not least STRENGTH to fight for 10 more years in the courts. If the Postal Service is found guilty after their appeal there needs to be an immediate settlement path for workers who have the proof. If the Judge choses the court route for 130,000 workers then that tells me they are all in bed together and we are all nothing in the eyes of the law of this great country the United States of AMERICA !
6581
TommiPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2016
10:19 PM ET (US)
I just don't know Gordon. I seriously don't understand this legal system. I'm in a major city. I had a memo from the city postmaster specifically saying do not give any limited/light duty workers any overtime for any reason. How much more proof is needed for a specific group of people? Blatant discrimination. And their trying to get me off OWCP? I'm tired, I'm frustrated and sick of fighting the quacks who are paid to say there is nothing wrong with me. A Dr Quack actually said I was in better condition prior to injury. Just tired of pain and such a decrease in quality of life. We are all peons and these lawyers can go on forever with lawyers waiting in the wings to take over for those who retire. It's just a game to all but the injured. Attorneys on both side getting money as we lose our retirement, savings, spouses, homes and even dignity. Sorry, I tend to ramble. Tired as tired can be
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Gordon'Person was signed in when posted
05-12-2016
10:34 AM ET (US)
Winning this case. I think if the effected employee has the following things, then he or she will be able to win in a court of law. #1 That you were injured on the job and your injury was certified by OWCP as an on the job injury. #2 That you were doing a valid job ( in the best case a job they are still doing) for the agency with a reasonable accommodation for a length of time and then suddenly they stripped you of that job due to an NRP review. #3 That you have a letter from them saying there is no work available for you with you medical restriction. Even if you did that job for years with the same restrictions. ( on a CA-17). #4 If you have a letter from them saying that due to your medical restrictions there is no work available for you but, we are going to find you a job outside of the agency. Number 4 is the big one in my opinion because it shows the intent of their discriminatory National implemented NRP program. That intent being to get ride of all their permanently injured on the job workers in one massive illegal, discriminatory program NRP ! The Judge need to understand that the key to Postal Management is the current 1/4 they are in. They needed to make their NUMBERS from top to bottom and they didn't care how the got those numbers. It is as simple as that. My guess is that the managers who implemented the NRP program are long one. Sitting on some beach in South Carolina. They should be at the very least stripped of their pensions. They destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives. They should be jailed. But neither will happen ! And the truth is we'll be 80 XXX years old before I see a dime. Sorry about the X 's Rick but some times a adjective is necessary. I hope for everyones sake I'm wrong about the 80 year old part. We have all waited far to long already. It is obvious to anyone that the Post Office is trying to run this case out for as long as they can which in itself is CRIMINAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6579
Chatty KatPerson was signed in when posted
05-09-2016
05:28 PM ET (US)
Whew..... thanks Rick!! Have a great day, and rhank you for all you do for us to connect!!
6578
Rick OwensPerson was signed in when posted
05-09-2016
05:05 PM ET (US)
No problem Chatty - I was not accusing you of advertising on purpose...I knew you were not doing that.
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