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wemPerson was signed in when posted
12:13 PM ET (US)
So... I received my disputed letter from USPS, funny thing though, it was mailed to an old address of which I have not resided since 2013; hummm. Why send this letter to an address which was not the address that I had on my claim form? My thought is that USPS is just sending those generic dispute letters without even looking at claims; so if they have u on the list u automatically get a dispute letter. Reasoning assumes that one would respond to an address that was received with the claim form... just saying. SMH!
BygoshPerson was signed in when posted
08:58 PM ET (US)
I noticed it right away. Lol. They are digging themselves a hole that will only help all of us class members more, I feel.
03:15 PM ET (US)
Exactly Kimmiek! Well said. Did anyone notice that the dispute letter said “all communications should be sent to the address below” and then never gave an address. The only address is on the envelope.
Edited 06-17-2018 03:19 PM
KIMMIEKPerson was signed in when posted
02:55 PM ET (US)
Remember, these Dispute letters do not even have a signature on them. MOST of what they dispute is part of the case you already won... THEY even go as far as saying you never proved you went through the NRP process which is completely inaccurate as you would NOT BE in this class action if you were not touched somehow by their discriminatory actions. WE WON this case and so the only things we have to prove are DAMAGES. THE very damages caused by THEIR DISCRIMINATION against ON THE JOB injured employees.
01:36 PM ET (US)
I am very grateful to have found this ‘thread’, i felt very discouraged when i received my dispute letter, I presented compelling and true evidence supporting all my claims, and in the letter i received they said i did not present a specific, detailed showing; nothing could be further from the truth. So does anyone have an accurate number of claims that were made? I’ve heard everything from 130,000 to 30,000.
BygoshPerson was signed in when posted
10:23 AM ET (US)
Thank you for your thoughts. Makes a lot of sense to me.
wemPerson was signed in when posted
08:08 AM ET (US)
Thanks for your insightful view JR!
Postal Employee AdvocatePerson was signed in when posted
08:27 PM ET (US)
There’s been a lot of speculation regarding the NRP dispute letters, so let me add my own.

The Postal Service has to issue dispute letters, and provide copies to the Administrative Judge, in order to get her to issue an Order waiving the 90-Day time limit that the Postal Service has to issue the Final Agency Decisions. If she issues the Order, then the P.O. has 15-days to submit a brief to the Administrative Judge providing “clear and convincing evidence” that the class-member is not entitled to the requested relief. Simultaneously, a copy of the P.O.’s brief is supposed to go to the class-member, who will then have 15-days to respond to the agency’s brief. At that point, the AJ will have to determine whether the P.O. met their burden, or if significant dispute exists, she could Order that a hearing be held for the purpose of addressing damages.

Keep in mind that we’re talking about thousands of claims and thousands of disputes. That’s why all of these dispute letters are identical in their language. In the time allowed (90-days) it’s not possible to make an assessment of every claim for relief AND come up with the clear and convincing evidence in order to persuade the judge. I don’t see why the judge in this class-action would want to take on each claim individually.

I posit that this judge will likely deny the agency’s request to waive the 90-day time limit. If she allows it to expire, it would force the Postal Service to issue thousands of FAD’s at the same time. Most all will have to be generic in nature, just like the dispute letters are. OFO is aware of this class action and the thousands of claims that have been submitted. They also know that the FAD’s are due by mid-July, so I’m sure they have prepared a bank of attorneys to specifically address the class claims and FAD’s on appeal. It would be easier to keep all of these claims together and compartmentalized for monitoring and compliance purposes.

My view is that this is a tactic by the P.O. to delay paying as many claims as possible, at least until the new fiscal year starting in September. Disputing claims was necessary under the MD-110 in order to waive the 90-day requirement to issue the FAD’s. I don’t think it’s going to work because I don’t think the Administrative Judge is going to issue the Order.

Finally, if the dispute letters were “official”, they would be attached to a Certificate of Service indicating the name and address of all parties that was sent a copy; the date of mailing; and, the name of the individual responsible for mailing. None of this information accompanied these dispute letters. On that basis alone (again, in my opinion), these dispute letters are not valid, and should not be considered as properly served, by the Administrative Judge.
Edited 06-16-2018 08:31 PM
10:56 AM ET (US)
Wem their days are numbered inasmuch as us getting our just due! They po will be scandalous right down to the last minute and even after they payout perhaps billions they will continue to exhibit the same behaviours and practices. It's what they know, it's what they do! Don't sweat it...victims usually have to relive their nightmare several times and be humiliated by their aggressor and THEN the victim becomes the victor!
wemPerson was signed in when posted
05:17 PM ET (US)
H.. it's a shame that they keep getting away with doing wrong.
HermitlikePerson was signed in when posted
05:14 PM ET (US)
When I called T&S Wednesday afternoon I asked if anyone's claim had been approved. The answer was NO. I also asked what to expect next and was told there has never been a case exactly like this before, and even they don't really know what to expect. That sort of explains the lack of information from them.
wemPerson was signed in when posted
04:20 PM ET (US)
T... they probably going to dispute majority of claims. It will be interesting to see if anyone has all items approved. If I remember correctly you r going it alone??? If so use the points that I mentioned and put documents/statements for each that will prove ur claim (NWA letter, modified job offer, etc). if u decide u need a rep PEA is mine and he is very knowledgeable
TimaPerson was signed in when posted
04:07 PM ET (US)
WEM the PO disputed medical inquiry on my claim and several other NRP NWA ex employee.They disputed everything.
wemPerson was signed in when posted
02:19 PM ET (US)
J..so u were working during that time?
02:18 PM ET (US)
Thank you Wem you just keep up the good advice 👍🏿
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