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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) is offering the following training opportunities to Federal agencies in 2016.

INJURY COMPENSATION SPECIALIST WORKSHOP

This three-day course is intended for those employees who process workers' compensation claims within their agencies. The course is designed to benefit both the beginning and experienced Injury Compensation Specialist and 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.

The workshop will be held on the following dates:

March 22 – 24, 2016
August 23 – 25, 2016
October 18 – 20, 2016

ADVANCED COMPENSATION SPECIALIST WORKSHOP

This 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 discussion of return to employment, job offers, OWCP nurse services, early referral for vocational rehabilitation services, reduction in compensation costs and various administrative processes.

The class will be held in Seattle on June 15 and June 16, 2016.

The class assumes that the attendee has a basic understanding of the program and has taken a Basic Injury Compensation Specialist workshop.

REGISTRATION

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 email it to dunn.craig@dol.gov. 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. For more information, please use the above e-mail address.

All classes will be held in Seattle at 300 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.

All e-mail regarding any agency training should use the following Subject Line to facilitate tracking: 2016 Agency Training.