We give lip service to the belief that “life is sacred” or that “each life is unique”, but a society’s actions rarely support the sincerity of such a belief. Sincerity of words cannot be affirmed by more words piled on top of words previously spoken; rather, it can only be validated through actions affirming such words, lest emptiness of belief be revealed through the inaction evidencing hypocrisy. How we treat one another; what we are willing to do for our fellow man; how we treat both strangers and friends alike; these actions, in contrast to the words we use, show and reveal the cheapness of life.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal employee from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job, the cheapness of life is revealed through the manner in which the Federal or Postal facility treats you once it has discovered that you are no longer valuable to the Federal Agency or the Postal facility. Federal Disability Retirement is a benefit under the law which affirms the value of Federal and Postal employees; how your Agency or Postal facility treats you does not undermine the fact that Federal Disability Retirement is available when needed.
Consult with a Federal Disability Lawyer who specializes in FERS Disability Retirement Law and affirm the opposite of the view that the cheapness of life is the primary value to be upheld.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
OPM Medical Disability Retirement Attorney