How does one determine “relevance”? Relevance, in the end, is the logical connection established within a context of something being said or done. We know it when its opposite is exposed — as when a person begins to speak extemporaneously and wanders off beyond the confines of the subject at hand.
There are consequences to irrelevance: Students begin to skip classes when lectures focus upon the irrelevant; meetings become lengthy acts of boredom; movies, books and other mediums lose their audience; and the focus of whatever is being done or said becomes lost in a maze of peripheral non-issues. The importance of relevance is defined by the unimportance of irrelevance; we know the former when too much of the latter is infused.
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 importance of relevance at all levels of preparing, formulating, filing and appealing one’s OPM Disability Retirement application cannot be overemphasized: Contact an attorney who specializes in the area of Federal Disability Retirement Law and make sure that your FERS Disability Retirement application is based upon relevant information, and not the superfluous inanities which can defeat your purposeful focus — of obtaining an approval of your OPM Disability Retirement application.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire