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 four different types of training assistance to Federal agencies.
BASIC COMPENSATION SPECIALIST WORKSHOP
This workshop provides an in-depth study of the statute, regulations, 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 paperwork involved with claims processing who deal directly with OWCP.
The workshop will be held on the following dates:
March 25 - 26, 2015
August 12 - 13, 2015
ADVANCED COMPENSATION SPECIALIST WORKSHOP
The class will focus on strategies in reducing your compensation costs. Topics will include the Federal Employees Protecting Our Workers & Ensuring Re-employment (POWER) 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.
The class will be held in Seattle on June 17 and June 18, 2015.
We ask that anyone who enrolls in this class have completed the Basic Injury Compensation Specialist Workshop and have experience with the program. The class assumes you have a basic understanding of the program.
COMBINED COMPENSATION SPECIALIST WORKSHOP
This workshop lasts 3 days and combines the material from the Basic and Advanced Compensation Workshops. It is intended for people with at least 6 months of experience and who intend to continue performing this work for at least the next year.
The class is being held in Seattle October 20 - 22, 2015.
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.
Because of limited class size, pre-registration is required for the classes. To register, please complete the Training Registration Form and submit it by e-mail. Enrollment will be confirmed upon receipt of the completed form and specific information will be e-mailed to attendees 3 - 4 weeks prior to the class.
All classes will be held in Seattle at 300 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY SEMINARS
Our 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 seminar for administrative personnel and first line supervisors that includes an overview of the FECA program, responsibilities of the injured worker and the supervisors.
Seminars include lectures and visual aids and generally last from one to six hours. Seminars are usually held at the requesting agency's facility.
The travel expenses of OWCP instructors must be provided by the requesting agency.
All e-mail regarding any agency training should use the following Subject Line to facilitate tracking: 2015 Agency Training.