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Worker's Compensation Program

The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) is the law covering the payment of workers' compensation benefits to federal employees and their dependants who suffer a disability or death due to a traumatic injury or occupational disease sustained while in the performance of their duties. The FECA is administered by the Office of Worker's Compensation Programs within the Department of Labor.

All Service employees, students, and volunteers are covered by the OWCP. A claim should be filed if an employee/volunteer sustains an injury or develops an occupational illness. All injuries should be reported since a seemingly minor injury could result in additional issues in the future. The injury/illness should be documented by the injured employee and his/her supervisor and the proper forms should be completed electronically via the SMIS website. In addition, Headquarters Human Resources should be contacted for guidance at 703-358-1743.

The Service uses the DOI Safety Management Information System (SMIS) Website for reporting claims, where form numbers CA-1 (Federal Employees Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Compensation) and CA-2 (Federal Employees Notice of Occupational Disease/Illness and Claim for Compensation) are submitted electronically. All other OWCP forms, medical information, and notes/bills should be routed through your servicing Human Resource Officer.

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Contact Information
Please contact your servicing HR office for questions or concerns. Region 9 and Washington Office employees should contact Rebekah Giddings at 703-358-2117.