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limpy1  
#1 Posted : Monday, January 07, 2019 11:28:54 AM(UTC)
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First off I have a major problem with a PO "specialist". I have signed for and stamped injury forms that were sent to her many times that she refused to submit and has the audacity to use lack of my submitting those forms against me years later. I also just recently found out that the different "limited duty" job offers I have been working for many years that are actually noted cc OWCP or official paperwork were never submitted to owcp at all. OWCP had no idea I was working limited duty and of course the po is now saying I wasn't (Pay no attention to those signed job offers) and since they are in cahoots my caseworker plays along.I had no idea the jobs were supposed to come from owcp.
I am now fighting with OWCP again for a newer injury and aside from the obvious contradictory head shaking responses the po "specialist"is submitting to owcp I am finding out she is changing my CA7's by the dates on my owcp paperwork they are saying the ca7's note. She is changing dates and deleting night shift differential on the forms I have to submit to her for owcp. Is this legal? If not,I am really thinking of contacting someone to press charges against her for all of the illegal maneuvers she has pulled. I have had enough and have nothing to lose.Though I get she might get her hand slapped.
I was terminated due to absence from this injury and the po's refusal to allow me to return to my old limited duty job or give me a new one so I have to mail or fax these ca7's to her. This last injury has since been reversed and accepted but they refuse to pay me for any lost time at all. I have a Very long head shaking story but 3/4 of everything that boils down to my no pay and job loss have to do with her not following the rules.
I want to resubmit ca7's with different dating on each to see what the owcp response to different date segmenting is (as said they are game playing non-payment) but am afraid she will change them again. Is their anyway of bypassing this person or no?
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#2 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:33:20 PM(UTC)
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The post office has these great priority envelopes that you can submit your paperwork in. They are something like $6.00 and include a tracking number. Once your claims examiner receives these forms he/she will have 48 hours to get them to the DOL. Now the DOL will deal with them in the order they come in. As far as getting fired for attendance, did you at least submit FMLA paperwork to the DOL.
Even if they turn you down for not having worked enough hours you are still legally covered from removal with the perma-doctors note that that paper work equates to. Never assume what your rights are because the fed does not play a game of assumptions. You either do things their way or you don't get anything from them. If the PO claimed they no longer have any employment for you while you were on OWCP, then you just collect OWCP until you reach age 62. The DOL should be the first to strong arm your employer into not making you a financial issue for the DOL, when it is your employer that has to provide you with limited duty in a position that both respects your limitations and pays what you were earning.

You can never just 'stay home' when there is limited duty work available, you will lose both your job and your owcp coverage. OWCP is NOT a retirement system and the master plan is to get you back to work ASAP even if it is with limitations. Your doctor would have to submit MRI'S, X-Ray's, Cat-Scans, etc that back up any superficial observation they might have made on your diagnosis. The DOL does NOT mess around. If it has been less than a year since you were removed you might want to file for Federal Disability Retirement before that window closes on you.

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limpy1  
#3 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:07:52 PM(UTC)
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Just for clarity I actually fax my CA7's because she returns to me them when I mail them for various reasons and it was getting pricey to keep sending them. My issue is her changing them after I submit them.
As far as injury I was already terminated for what they termed my non-work related disability. My owcp case was not accepted until after this date. I am still not being paid but refuse to stop fighting. I'm having issues with my disability retirement also on another note. I was approved months ago but have received nothing on their end either. If I wasn't so broke I'd ignore the DR payments as I should be paid from OWCP and don't look forward to the big pay back mess between them both
and my SSDI.

Edited by user Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:19:51 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

roger.d  
#4 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:37:39 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: limpy1 Go to Quoted Post
First off I have a major problem with a PO "specialist". I have signed for and stamped injury forms that were sent to her many times that she refused to submit and has the audacity to use lack of my submitting those forms against me years later. I also just recently found out that the different "limited duty" job offers I have been working for many years that are actually noted cc OWCP or official paperwork were never submitted to owcp at all. OWCP had no idea I was working limited duty and of course the po is now saying I wasn't (Pay no attention to those signed job offers) and since they are in cahoots my caseworker plays along.I had no idea the jobs were supposed to come from owcp.
I am now fighting with OWCP again for a newer injury and aside from the obvious contradictory head shaking responses the po "specialist"is submitting to owcp I am finding out she is changing my CA7's by the dates on my owcp paperwork they are saying the ca7's note. She is changing dates and deleting night shift differential on the forms I have to submit to her for owcp. Is this legal? If not,I am really thinking of contacting someone to press charges against her for all of the illegal maneuvers she has pulled. I have had enough and have nothing to lose.Though I get she might get her hand slapped.
I was terminated due to absence from this injury and the po's refusal to allow me to return to my old limited duty job or give me a new one so I have to mail or fax these ca7's to her. This last injury has since been reversed and accepted but they refuse to pay me for any lost time at all. I have a Very long head shaking story but 3/4 of everything that boils down to my no pay and job loss have to do with her not following the rules.
I want to resubmit ca7's with different dating on each to see what the owcp response to different date segmenting is (as said they are game playing non-payment) but am afraid she will change them again. Is their anyway of bypassing this person or no?


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#5 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:21:38 PM(UTC)

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The PO will lie about your income, even under oath when one has their hearing. I know they did to me and I didn't see it till a a few years later in the Emplyee labor manual. I then asked OWCP about it and they said it was to late......
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