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Blog Posts in April, 2013

  • The Trials and Tribulations of Federal Disability Retirement Paperwork

    Filing for federal disability retirement benefits can be a daunting process, due in no small part to the copious amounts of paperwork an applicant faces. If there is a theme I have noticed from applicants upon realizing how many steps are necessary to file an application, it is that their initial reactions ranges from frustration to bewilderment. When a Federal or Postal service employee opts to ...
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  • FMLA Leave and EEO Issues

    Many employees approach me and say that they need some time off from working from working for the Federal Government for a serious medical condition for themselves or a family member. The Family and Medical Leave Act provides that employees may substitute annual and/or sick leave for part of their entitlement to up to 12 weeks of leave without pay. If an employee requests available annual leave ...
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  • The Role of the Supervisor Statement in an Application for Federal Disability Retirement

    If you are a federal employee seeking federal disability retirement, you’ll quickly discover the important part your supervisor plays in the process. The supervisor statement is a requirement of any application for retirement on the grounds of disability. In the statement, the federal employee’s supervisor will certify a number of important requirements. One key certification is that the federal ...
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