OIG Report on Workers Comp Identifies Possible Savings

'...savings would most likely occur if the Postal Service had its own workers' compensation program. These savings would be in the areas of Continuation of Pay (COP) elimination and a 3-day waiting period, reduced OWCP administrative fees and Postal Service third-party administrators, physician selection, buyout options, mandatory retirements, compensation limits and dependency status, and accountability controls...'
'...a negative issue was potential resistance by the Postal Service's four major employee unions if employee compensation benefits are reduced. In addition, separating the Postal Service from OWCP would require legislative change...'
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