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Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

District Office 11 - 2015 Training Schedule

Sponsored by: U. S. Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)
Kansas City District Office

Training Location for All Classes:

Two Pershing Square Building
2300 Main Street, 10th Floor
Room 1045/1046
Kansas City, MO 64108

Hours: 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM, unless otherwise specified

I. Basic Workshop for Compensation Specialists

Training Dates:

March 18th through March 19th
June 24th through June 25th
October 28th through October 29th

Cost: There is no tuition charge for the course. The instructor will provide instructional material. However, the employing agencies must cover travel expenses and per diem costs for their participants.

Qualifications: This two day basic course workshop is intended for those persons within Federal agencies who process claims filed under the provisions of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act. Experienced personnel from the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs will conduct the workshop. Participants will have ample opportunity to practice the skills that are essential to the training. Workshop procedures will enable the participants to learn intricate facets of compensation law and philosophy.

Objectives: It is anticipated that as a result of the workshop there will be a significant reduction in the time it takes to process a claim and that a closer working relationship will be established between the Kansas City District Office and agency personnel.

Space: Due to the structure of this workshop, limited space is available - approximately 20 people per class. Therefore, it is important that your application be submitted at the earliest possible time with the required supervisory approval. You should email your response; or, if mailing, you should call our office one-week after sending it to ensure that it has been received. The workshop is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not sufficient.

Registration: Click here to download the registration form.

 

II. Advanced Agency Workshop

Date: August 18th through August 20th

Cost: There is no tuition charge for the course. The instructor will provide instructional material.

Qualifications: This three day advanced workshop is intended for those persons within Federal agencies who have completed the Basic Workshop for Compensation Specialists and have experience with OWCP processes.

Objective and Topics: Provides training that will enable you to understand and respond effectively to situations, giving you better control over the costs of work-related injuries and enabling you to reduce lost production days. The training focuses on the various stages of the life of a claim, discussing what OWCP does during each stage and what the employing agency should be doing during each stage. Topics will include strategies on return to employment, job offers, OWCP nurse services, early referral for vocational rehabilitation services, reduction in compensation costs and various administrative processes. The workshop is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not sufficient.

Limited space is available - approximately 30 people in this once a year class. Therefore, it is important that your application be submitted at the earliest possible time with the required supervisory approval.

Registration: Click here to download the registration form.

 

III. Workshop for Supervisors

We conduct a Workshop for Supervisors that is approximately 2 hours in length and provides a general overview of supervisory responsibilities, compensation law, philosophy, benefits and common claim forms.