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Re: [owcp] Keep the Pressure on Peace Corps

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  • Christine Link
    I d be very interested in having that contact information--thanks!
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 23, 2007
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      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
      >impressions:
      >
      > 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!
      >
      >Kevin
      >
      >
    • Kevin
      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
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 23, 2007
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        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 owcp@yahoogroups.com, Christine Link <clberna@...> wrote:
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        > I'd be very interested in having that contact information--thanks!

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