Re: [owcp] Keep the Pressure on Peace Corps
- I'd be very interested in having that contact information--thanks!
On Friday, October 19, 2007, at 06:02PM, "Kevin" <owcp2004@...> wrote:
>I've had three telephone conversations with the Post Service Unit of
>the Peace Corps Office of Medical Services in the past 10 days. Some
> 1. Peace Corps seems to be generally satisfied with how OWCP handles
>the claims of RPCVs.
> 2. The nurse case manager would like me to go away and accept the
>fact that I'm being treated like everyone else.
> 3. If you're persistent and tenacious enough, Peace Corps will
>(reluctantly) consider your complaints. The case manager has twice
>called my claims examiner at OWCP to see if anything can be done to
>expedite authorization of medical services. She also has asked the
>Medical Director of Peace Corps to look at my medical file. I've
>gotten no word yet as to whether he'll be willing to review my file,
>much less weigh in with OWCP.
>My advice to everyone who is having trouble with OWCP: Keep the pressure
>on Peace Corps. The Post Service Unit is a small organization, and we
>might be able to overwhelm their staff with requests. We conceivably
>could create so much work for them that they'll have no choice but
>to let the people "upstairs" know that there is a problem that won't
>go away. Then, Peace Corps will have to decide what action to take: 1.
>Refuse to offer any more assistance to RPCVs, 2. Dedicate more resources
>to assisting RPCVs, or 3. Lean on OWCP.
>Peace Corps is one of Senator Gregg's foci too. He has written a
>letter to the Inspector General on behalf of this group. He also has
>personally called Peace Corps regarding the current problems that I am
>having with OWCP.
>I have also had a recent phone conversation with the Inspector General.
>He seems sympathetic to our cause and suggested that it would be helpful
>if letters to OWCP from our Senators and Congresspersons could be copied
>to his office.
>I'd be happy to post contact information for the Post Service Unit,
>the Medical Director of Peace Corps, or the Inspector General. Please
>let me know if that interests you.
>Have a good weekend!
Post Service Unit: 800-424-8580, ext. 1540 or 202-692-1540
Dr. Scott Saxman, Peace Corps Medical Director: 800-424-8580, ext. 1500 or 202-692-1500
H. David Kotz, Inspector General: 800-424-8580, ext. 2916
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Christine Link <clberna@...> wrote:
> I'd be very interested in having that contact information--thanks!