June 23, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Webinar for Medical Professionals, Others Providing Care for Current and Former Nuclear Production Workers

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor will host a webinar for medical professionals and other stakeholders who provide care for current and former workers eligible for benefits administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs’ Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC).

April 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Invites Nominations For Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that its Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is accepting nominations for the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

The board advises the U.S. Secretary of Labor on the EEOICPA program’s technical aspects of, including:

March 9, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Outreach Event in St. Petersburg, Florida for Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor will host an outreach event on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Florida, to provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims.

WHAT: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Outreach Event

WHERE: South Community Library
2300 Roy Hanna Drive South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

February 26, 2020

UPDATED: U.S. Department of Labor Announces ‘Protecting Employees, Enabling Reemployment’ Initiative to Improve Federal Workplace Safety and Health

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor today published a memorandum announcing the creation of the Protecting Employees, Enabling Reemployment (PEER) Initiative. The Initiative serves as an opportunity for agencies to recommit to a safety and health-conscious federal workforce that can receive needed timely benefits through a modern and efficient workers’ compensation system.

February 24, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Reforms to Ensure Mine Operators Meet Benefits Obligations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has taken steps to reform the self-insurance process for coal mine operators to better support the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

January 15, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Offers Benefits Information for Current, Former Nuclear Weapons Workers, and Enrolled Medical Providers in New Mexico

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SANTA FE, NM – Representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies will host two presentations in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday, February 27, 2020

December 16, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor will Help Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers File Claims in Kansas City, Missouri, January 9, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO The U.S. Department of Labor will host an energy outreach event in Kansas City, Missouri, on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Department staff will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims. This event is open to the public and does not require pre-registration.

December 3, 2019

Federal Court Sentences Texas Healthcare Company Owner For Healthcare Fraud, Wire Fraud and Identity Theft

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has sentenced Rafael Enrique Rodriguez – manager and owner of 210 Workers LLC, and registered agent of Alta Vista Healthcare Group LLC in San Antonio, Texas – after his conviction on six counts of healthcare fraud, five counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft in June 2019.

October 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Statement on the National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs Director Julia Hearthway issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers:

"Seventy-seven years ago, the United States launched the Manhattan Project to harness the power of the atom and create the first atomic bomb.

October 25, 2019

U.S. Labor Department Announces Meetings for Current and Former Nuclear Weapons and Beryllium Vendor Workers in Alabama

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Ombudsman will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act at events in Cullman, Alabama, on November 5-6, 2019. Federal representatives will inform current and former nuclear weapons and beryllium vendor workers about the benefits available under the program. Survivors of qualified workers also may be entitled to benefits.

The covered facilities in Alabama are:

October 25, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Town Hall for Current And Former Nuclear Weapons Workers in Amarillo, Texas

AMARILLO, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor's Joint Outreach Task Group will host a town hall in Amarillo, Texas, on December 5, 2019, to discuss the benefits available to current and former nuclear weapons workers from covered facilities, and their families, under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. The task group includes representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Department's Office of the Ombudsman.

October 15, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Will Help Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers File Claims in Central Falls, Rhode Island, November 5, 2019

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – The U.S. Department of Labor will host an energy outreach event to provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

WHAT: Energy Outreach Event

WHERE: Adams Public Library
205 Central Street
Central Falls, RI 02863

September 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Input on Updating Medical Testing Standards Under the Black Lung Benefits Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) today announced a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the Black Lung Benefits Act's standards for administering and interpreting medical testing in connection with black lung benefits claims.

September 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Implements Opioid Safety Controls to Help Injured Federal Workers Avoid Risk of Long-Term Opioid Use

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) announced the implementation of new opioid controls to protect injured federal workers. The new controls aim to reduce the risk of long-term opioid use. The Department is committed to reducing the potential of opioid misuse among injured federal workers receiving benefits under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).

September 10, 2019

New Medication Safety and Improvement Initiatives For Injured Federal Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC) has re-affirmed its award of a contract to Coventry Health Care Workers' Compensation Inc. that will allow the program to implement changes that improve and expand medication safety and quality initiatives for injured federal workers. The Department is committed to fighting the effects of opioid misuse for federal workers.

August 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Will Help Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers in Bolingbrook, Illinois, September 5, 2019

BOLINGBROOK, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor and the Joint Outreach Task Group will provide information about the benefits available to current and former nuclear weapons workers from covered facilities, and their families, under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act on September 5, 2019.  

WHAT: Outreach Event on Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Benefits
The event will include presentations for claimants and authorized representatives. 

July 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Will Help Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers File Claims in Largo, Florida, on August 6

LARGO, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims on August 6, 2019, in Largo, Florida.

WHAT: Traveling Resource Center

WHERE: Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

WHEN: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT

July 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Will Help Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers File Claims in Erwin, Tennessee, on August 29

ERWIN, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims on Thursday, August 29, 2019, in Erwin, Tennessee.

WHAT: Traveling Resource Center

WHERE: Erwin Town Hall
211 N. Main Ave.
Erwin, TN 37650

WHEN: Thursday, August 29, 2019
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDT
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CDT

July 5, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Will Help Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers File Claims in Albany, Oregon, on July 23

ALBANY, OR – The U.S. Department of Labor will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Albany, Oregon.