When a govt employee or a USPS worker applies to get disability retirement plan through OPM (Office of Personnel management) under FERS or CSRS, one component which the applicant have to provide is that their own employing Bureau has tried, unfortunately can not, accommodate her or him.
To fulfill this particular component, the Federal worker or USPS worker would have to obtain a certification provided by the bureaus’s supervisor (HR/ER/LR office). In the certification have to say that the United states postal service or Federal bureau has examined all empty positions within a acceptable geographic location, and which usually you’ll find not any at the exact same grade, pay level & period inside the commuting region that the USPS worker or US federal employee could work.
If the Human Resources/Employee Relations/Labor Relations people at the Federal agency or USPS can find a empty position which the applicant could perform using their own medical limitations and condition, the federal employee won’t be given USPS disability retirement.
But, some Government Agencies, quite often the USPS, might allocate disabled workers to light work or limited task positions & claim they’ve got covered them. For instance, the USPS often allocate worker to the “Lobby Director” job position. In the case of EEO, the USPS may consider the duty of Lobby Director isn’t a formal job position, and doesn’t meet the criteria as task to get accommodation purposes. But, I’ve seen the United States postal service take the opposite position while trying to halt a worker from obtaining USPS disability retirement.
If the USPS put you within a light / limited task position, or perhaps allocate you some random duties with no any position description, so you are not disqualified from getting USPS disability retirement. Bear in mind about any Company supervisors or Human Resources/Employee Relations/Labor Relations representatives in the Agency that will suggest you to do the opposite.
To get more information about USPS disability retirement, you can visit LiteBlue.USPS.Gov that specially created for USPS workers. It is a network where all USPS employees across the nation can meet online, talk and ask about anything regarding the duty, retirement, disability, health benefit, pension and more. All they ask to access LiteBlue.USPS.Gov network is your Employee ID & the PIN Number.