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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

About DFEC

The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides workers' compensation coverage to three million federal and postal workers around the world for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. The Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC) has responsibility for administering the Act through its twelve district offices and national office.

The resources below pertain only to federal employees and agencies. Workers injured while employed by private companies or by state and local government agencies should contact their state workers' compensation board.

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Stakeholder Web Portals

Stakeholder-targeted resources and information:


Printable forms used for filing and managing FECA claims.

POWER Initiative

Information on the Protecting Our Workers and Ensuring Reemployment (POWER) Initiative, and federal agency performance on meeting POWER targets.

Time Lag Analysis Report.

Contact Us

  • 1-866-692-7487
  • TTY: 1-877-889-5627

Laws & Related Materials

Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), associated federal regulations, DFEC procedure manual and related reference materials.

Employees' Compensation Operations & Management Portal (ECOMP)

ECOMP is a free web-based application hosted by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) that provides Federal agencies with an electronic system for recording workplace injuries and illnesses, and processing claims under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). ECOMP features include FECA claim submission and OSHA reporting. ECOMP also allows for uploading of supporting documents to FECA case files. To learn more about system access requirements and review instructions on how to upload documents, please visit the ECOMP home page.

Important: Effective August 4, 2015, ECOMP servers will stop accepting connections from browsers using the TLS1.0 security protocols. Click to learn more.

Labor for America (LFA)

Labor for America (LFA) is a free web-based recruitment portal that connects public and private sector employers with qualified, job ready candidates. LFA candidates are skilled, motivated workers who have been displaced from their federal jobs by workplace injury or illness but who are ready to return to work. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, LFA offers services and incentives to assist with recruitment and transition to work. For additional information about how the program works and to learn more about employer registration, please visit the LFA home page.