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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

Training for Injury Compensation Specialists, Managers/Supervisors

The Seattle Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) provides three different types of training assistance to Federal agencies.

Two and a Half Day Workshops for Injury Compensation specialists and Other Agency Personnel Who Provide Direct Assistance to Injured Workers.

This workshop provides an in-depth study of the statute, regulation, conditions of coverage, and benefits provided by the Federal Employees Compensation Act, as well as the "processing" of injury claims by the employing agency. It is designed for staffers who do the paper work involved with claims processing who deal directly with OWCP.

There is no tuition for the workshop, and all materials are furnished. However, the employing establishments are responsible for travel expenses and per diem costs for their participants.

The schedule of classes is:

February 18 to 20, 2014

Seattle

April 8 to 10, 2014

Seattle

August 12 to 14, 2014

Seattle

October 21 to 23, 2014

Seattle

Advanced ICS Workshop

The class will focus on strategies in reducing your compensation costs. Topics will include the Federal Employees Safety Health Return-to-employment Presidential Initiative, the importance of maintaining contact with the injured employee, OWCP nurse services, job offers, and importance of early referral for vocational rehabilitation services. We will discuss our administrative process with respect to the various topics.

In addition, the office will let you view our imaging process from beginning to end. You will be able to view documents as seen by the claims examiner.

The schedule of classes is:

June 11 and June 12, 2014

Seattle

We ask that anyone who enrolls in this class have completed the basic two and a half day Injury Compensation Specialist workshop and have experience with the program. The class assumes you have a basic understanding of the program.

Because of limited class size, pre-registration is required. To register, please complete the enrollment form (link to PDF form) and submit it by email. We will confirm enrollment upon receipt of the e-mail and the instructor will mail specific information to the attendees 2 to 3 weeks prior to the class.

Management and Supervisory Seminars

Our management staff can meet with groups, large or small, of senior managers to develop strategies for cost containment, rehabilitation, job modification, and general effective management of the FECA program.

We also provide a half-day for administrative personnel and first line supervisors that include an overview of the FECA program, responsibilities of the injured worker and the supervisors.

The travel expenses of OWCP instructors must be provided by the requesting agency.