August 22nd in Federal Disability Retirement, General Federal Employment Law Posts.
Often we see letters from OPM denying an employee’s request for disability retirement based on the fact that there is no evidence that the disability resulted in any performance, conduct or attendance deficiencies. Usually, OPM’s analysis stops there.
However, this is not the only element that OPM must consider. When there is no performance. conduct or attendance deficiency, the relevant question is whether the appellant’s medical condition is incompatible with either useful and efficient service [...]