Is there any other way; another direction; somewhere else?
Other societies, civilizations and cultures are satisfied with remaining static — of old ways, established villages, the way things “have always been done”. Not here in the U.S. Here, everything must be new and scintillating; whatever are the newest trends, we must always embrace and accept; whoever represent the most recent form of “newness” is the one considered “in”, etc.
Cast out the old; and of those left behind? — Well, too bad for them. The entire concept of how we treat “the least” among us — whether of the old, the infirm, the disabled whether children or grownups — has never quite caught on. Perhaps it is because we have no conscience, let alone consciousness of duty or obligation.
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, “moving forward” is the only option left. For, otherwise, you will be left behind to face the inevitable consequences which will only further make circumstances worse: Greater inability to do your job; manifestation of deficiency in your performance or attendance; placement on a Performance Improvement Plan (otherwise known by the acronym, “PIP”); further deterioration to your health, etc.
But what does “moving forward” mean? What does it entail?
Consider filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. It is essentially taking an early retirement, but with greater, enhanced benefits. It is the best option in a world where moving forward is the only way out, and preparing, formulating and filing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application is, indeed, the best way forward in a world where moving forward is the only option left.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.