Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

For claim inquiries, please refer to the OWCP Program that applies to you:

For federal employees who have been injured or become ill on the job, please contact the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) Program:

For longshore or harbor workers or federal government contractors injured overseas while on the job, please contact the Longshore Program:

  • National Office: 202-513-6809
  • Longshore's three District Offices: contact information for Longshore's suboffices

For coal miners diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, please contact the Black Lung Program:

For nuclear weapons workers employed by the Department of Energy (DOE) or a DOE contractor, please contact the Energy Employees Compensation Program:

For the OWCP Front Office: 202-343-5580

OWCP National Office Postal Address:
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Suite S-3524
Washington, DC 20210

If you worked for a private company or a state government, you should contact the workers' compensation program for the state in which you lived or worked. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, does not have a role in the administration or oversight of state workers' compensation programs. State workers' compensation contact numbers can be found here: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/wc.htm

Key Personnel in OWCP

Julia Hearthway
Director
202-343-5580

Nancy J. Griswold
Deputy Director
202-343-5580

Antonio Rios
Director, Federal Employees, Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation
202-513-6860

Michael A. Chance
Director, Coal Mine Workers' Compensation
202-693-0046

VACANT
National Administrator of Field Operations, Federal Employees Program
202-513-6860
Contacts for Federal Employees Program

Dean Woodard
National Administrator of Field Operations, DCMWC
214-749-4138
Contacts for Coal Mine Workers' Compensation

Rachel D. Pond
Director, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation
202-693-0081

Christy Long
National Administrator of Field Operations, DEEOIC
206-504-5104
Contacts for Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation

Vincent Alvarez
Director, Division of Administration and Operations
202-343-5580

Shanti Ananthanayagam
Acting Director, Division of Financial Administration
202-343-5580