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Blog Posts in December, 2012

  • Why light duty might not always be a reasonable accommodation for federal disability purposes.

    To be eligible for disability retirement under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), your agency must certify that it has been unable to accommodate your disabling medical condition in your present position and has considered you for vacant positions within the same area at the same grade level. I often see instances in which an agency will ...
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  • Accommodations and Disability Retirement, No Conflict

    Why the Accommodations Issue is Unlikely to Pose a Problem If You Are Filing for Federal Disability Retirement Benefits If you are a federal employee who is considering filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the issue of accommodations has to be considered.As one of the eligibility requirements your agency “must certify that it is unable to ...
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