Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)
Safety, Health and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) Initiative
The Safety, Health and Return to Employment (SHARE) initiative was launched in 2004 with the purpose of reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities within the Federal government. The initiative was scheduled to run for three years, and established four goals in the critical areas of safety, health and injury case management, with performance measured based on improvement from a baseline of FY2003:
- Reduction of total case rates for injuries and illnesses by at least 3% per year;
- Reduction of case rates for lost time injuries and illnesses by at least 3% per year;
- Increase in the timely filing of injury and illness notices by at least 5% per year;
- Reduction of the rates of lost production days due to injuries and illnesses by at least 1% per year.
After the Federal government made great strides toward meeting all four goals by the end of the first three years of the initiative, in 2006 President Bush extended the SHARE initiative through FY2009, reaffirming the Administration's commitment to improving workplace safety and health conditions for Federal workers, while also reducing the financial costs to America's taxpayers. While performance of Federal agencies under the extension of the SHARE initiative continues to be measured based on the goals shown above, changes have been made to the methodology by which some agency targets are set. For an explanation of these changes, and to view major agency targets for each of the SHARE goals for FY2007 through FY2009, click here.
On November 28, 2007, an interagency meeting was held to discuss agencies' progress toward meeting the goals of the SHARE initiative, as well as update agencies on FECA program performance and current and upcoming program initiatives. To view the presentations from the meeting, please click here.
The table below provides SHARE goal progress for the departments and five largest independent agencies. For additional detail, please visit the OWCP SHARE site or the Injury/Illness Statistics sites. Click on a link in the table below to view goal-by-goal progress statistics for an agency.