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Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

DFEC Procedure Manual

  • Overview (FECA Part 0) — Describes the organization of the OWCP and the Division of Federal Employees' Compensation.
  • Mail and Files (FECA Part 1) — Addresses the jurisdiction of cases and the movement of mail and case files within the District Office. It also discusses how to create, maintain, transfer and retire case files.
  • Claims (FECA Part 2) — Describes the procedures for adjudicating, paying, and managing claims; includes appeals process and other specialized topics.
  • Medical (FECA Part 3) — Addresses medical services and supplies. It describes how medical examinations are arranged and the kinds of information medical reports should contain.
  • Special Case Procedures (FECA Part 4) — Describes the procedures for adjudicating, paying, and managing claims of employees who are covered under the FECA by special legislation.
  • Benefit Payments (FECA Part 5) — Contains the segment of Part 5 which governs adjudication and payment of medical bills under the FECA.
  • Debt Management (FECA Part 6) — Addresses identification of overpayments under the FECA, issuance of preliminary and final decisions, and collection actions.
  • Nurse Intervention (FECA Part 7) — Discusses DFEC's Nurse Intervention Program.
  • Rehabilitation (FECA Part 8) — Discusses DFEC's Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Field Nurse Handbook

DFEC Bulletins, Circulars, Transmittals and Program Memoranda

OWCP Procedure Manual

OWCP Bulletins, Circulars, Transmittals