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$18,778 Settlement for Leavenworth Employee Discrimination Claim

The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) paid $18,778 to wattle an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint.

Arvid D. Bergman’s 1994 complaint alleged he was fired as Counselor GS-09 because he was “handicapped”.  The complaint alleged he had over 20 years of experience as a supervisor but was denied other positions while other less qualified persons received jobs that could have accommodated his handicap.

The BOP agreed on July 10, 1996, to correct the November 1993 complaint for the “Employment Development Specialist position, GSIZ, step 9,” at United States Penitentiary Leavenworth, Kansas.  Bergman retired on October 31, 1995, which served as the effective date of reassignment.

BOP agreed to pay Bergman for the difference in pay from the date of correction, November 15, 1993, to the reassignment date, which amounted to $5,645.  It also paid him a higher retirement annuity of $104 monthly for three years, amounting to $3,744.  Finally, it paid him $9,389 for the non-selection and annuity loss.

See: Bergman v. Reno, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Case No: 200-95-4346.

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