Tuesday, June 14, 2005

TSA SF-50 at last!

Yesterday I checked my mailbox and lo and behold...a letter from TSA HQ from back east. It was my long sought after SF-50...a government personnel action form. It looked like any SF-50...but has codes on it I had never seen before regarding my separation. Of course...what the codes meant were not included...so on to Google I went. As it turned out...it was more than I thought they would do. The codes meant I had been separated for granted Leave Without Pay (LWOP) for a work incurred injury or illness expected to last over 80 days. I could breathe a little easier...knowing that I was not separated for conduct reasons...as they initially wanted to do. Conduct was never a problem...my work injury was. They apparently saw the error of that decision and did what they should have done anyway...cite my separation for a long term work related injury.

Next however...I noted some interesting dates on the SF-50. At the bottom the official approval was dated May 10, 2005...yet at the top...the effective date of the action was June 22, 2003! What!!!!! I never even got my letter terminating me until January 2005. I took a quick look at some OPM regulations and it seems like they used the LWOP time I was not at work to subtract from my service time. Apparently...using their schedule...I was only creditied my time with TSA to about 8 months. That's weird...since I was hired on November 11, 2002 and received my discharge on January 10, 2005. For the times I was on LWOP...almost all of it was under work restrictions due to my injury and the agency would not place me in a position I could perform for more than 2 weeks at a time. Their were too many injured people and they did not have enough jobs for everyone. Typically...you would work 2 weeks light duty and then get sent home for the next month...sometimes 2 months.
I guess it was not enough to punish us for injuries they caused by keeping us at home for weeks and months at a time with no income. But...might as well get screwed on creditable time in service too.

Looks like I have a lot more work to do on this case. Sigh.........


At 8:58 AM, Blogger Milford said...

What's the FIC code for TSA? My friend is filing for benefits (unemployment) for almost the exact same thing you are and needs this code to file with state of Michigan for benefits (online). thx, Milford Baldwin (milford.baldwin@gmail.com).

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Milford said...

p.s. it should be a 3 digit code in the box upper right hand corner.


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