Then, of course, there are those Human Resources and OPM personnel who have been, continue to be, and will always be, greater helpers throughout the process in assisting Federal and Postal employees to obtain disability retirement benefits under FERS & CSRS. They are diamonds in a sea of hindrances and obstacles. And when you come across such an individual, at any stage of the process, one must always express one’s gratitude. One might argue that they are “just doing their job”, but what such individuals do is clearly beyond the job that they are paid to do. No only do they assist in the process, but they “humanize” the process; and, especially when a Federal or Postal employee who has a medical disability receives not only assistance in the process, but guidance in providing help to ease and smooth the road to approval, it is indeed a pleasant experience to come across the human touch. A word of thanks to all such Human Resources Personnel.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire