Federal Agencies and the U.S. Postal Service have an expectation of “loyalty” — that their workers in general are loyal to the mission of the agency; that there is an implied trust held between workers and managers, between workers and the Agency; that the Agency itself and the Postal Facility enjoys a certain level of trust and security.
There is not a “loyalty test” as such — but nevertheless, the concept of “loyalty” is quite a simple one: We work with each other; we trust one another; we believe that the agency or the postal facility in general will look out for one another. Part of that sense of “loyalty” must include the belief that, if you put in your years and effort, if you get hurt — whether on the job or away from it — the Federal Agency and the Postal Facility will do everything to (A) help you get back to work or (B) if you can’t, to help you obtain all of the employment benefits you are entitled to.
Sadly, more often than not, that is simply not the case.
If you are a Federal or Postal employee and can no longer perform one or more of the essential elements of your job as a Federal or Postal employee, contact a Federal Disability Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS, and make sure that the “Loyalty Test” which does not exist but should when the need to obtain OPM Disability Retirement benefits comes to the fore, will be enforced — of getting your rightful Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS.
Robert R. McGill, Lawyer