Perhaps it is an unnecessary assumption; for, are any errors intended? And, if intended, does it not undermine the very concept of being an “error”? Do we ever deliberately make an error? Or, is it more likely the case that — if we in fact did intend to make the error — we would merely retrospectively lie about it?
Perhaps in circumstances where much is at stake, or a person is threatened — as in gambling, where “throwing” a game will result in greater profit, or making an accounting “error” will limit financial devastation, etc. Otherwise, in most instances, an error is presumed to be unintended. And it is precisely because it is unintended that an error becomes exaggerated in its unintended consequences. “We didn’t know”; “If only I had known”; “How could I have known?”; “I didn’t mean to…”, etc.
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, preparing a Federal Disability Retirement application to be submitted to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in as error-free state of formulation is obviously the preferred state of submission.
Errors can — and will — come back to haunt you, whether unintended or not. Consult with a Federal Disability Retirement Lawyer and limit the extent and consequences of errors unintended.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
OPM Disability Retirement Attorney