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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

Basic ICS Workshop — Washington D.C. District Office

This classroom training lasts 3 days and is designed to give a broader range of information that will enable employing agencies to follow proper procedures and control compensation costs. It provides more information on the topics covered in the self-instructional course and also covers third-party liability, permanent partial disability, leave reinstatement, job offers, rehabilitation, loss of wage earning capacity, medical reports, record keeping and documentation, and death claims. The workshop allows ICS' from different employing agencies to interact, which is an important benefit.

There is no tuition charge for the workshop, and all materials are furnished. However, the employing agencies must cover travel expenses and per diem costs for their participants. Because the workshops are popular, there are three prerequisites for enrollment: (1) you are the primary person at your agency with responsibility for handling Federal workers' compensation claims, (2) you have been doing this work for at least 6 months, but not more than 18 months, and (3) you intend to continue performing this work for at least the next year. We will consider a combination of this experience and completion of the self-instructional course for enrollment, if you have not performed this work for the full 6 months.

If you meet the prerequisites and want to enroll in a workshop (see dates below), fax the Basic ICS Workshop Enrollment Form (PDF) to 202-513-6806). We will confirm your registration by telephone, mail, or e-mail. If we enroll you, and you are unable to attend for any reason, let us know immediately (typically, we have a waiting list).

Formal enrollment confirmations will be faxed (or mailed if you do not supply a fax number) NLT four weeks before the beginning date of the workshop. You may receive an informal email acknowledgement before that time, especially if you wind up on a waiting list. If you have submitted an enrollment form, and you have not received a confirmation notice or notice that you are on the waiting list and it is LESS than four weeks before the workshop in question, please call (202) 513-6800.

If you have further questions concerning the ICS training, the point of contact for the Washington D.C. District Office is Hope Little and you can ask for her at (202) 513-6800.

2018 Basic ICS Workshop Schedule

  • February 27-March 1
  • June 19-21
  • August 14-16
  • November 27-29