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Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

December Deadline for FECA E-Filing

FECA regulations (20 C.F.R. §§ 10.100, 10,101 and 10.102) state that notices of traumatic injury and occupational disease (forms CA-1 and CA-2), as well as claims for wage loss compensation (form CA-7), should be submitted electronically wherever feasible to facilitate processing of such claims. The regulations further state that all employers that currently do not have such capability should create a method for filing claims electronically by December 31, 2012.

While a number of federal agencies have already established electronic filing capability, we would like to remind those who have not of their responsibility to meet the regulatory requirement to establish this functionality by the December deadline. As part of our compliance assistance efforts, OWCP has deployed the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP). ECOMP is a free, web-based application which allows electronic submission of forms CA-1, CA-2 and CA-7, as well as other functions. Additional information is available on the ECOMP home page.

Federal agencies have several options for meeting the regulatory requirements on electronic filing. Agencies which have already established systems for electronic submission of forms CA-1 and CA-2 may continue to use those systems, and electronically submit form CA-7 either through ECOMP or OWCP’s Agency Query System (AQS). Alternately, agencies may utilize ECOMP for submission of all forms.

Three Options for E-Filing Compliance


CA-1 and 2



Agency EDI System OWCP's AQS System


Agency EDI System United States Department of Labor ECOMP


United States Department of Labor ECOMP

Before an agency may be granted access to ECOMP for form filing, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between OWCP and an agency’s national headquarters must be signed. To request a copy of the MOU for ECOMP, as well as for any questions concerning the regulatory requirements on electronic filing, agency program coordinators may contact the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation, Branch of Technical Assistance, at 202-693-0040.