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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

Contact Information

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 Employee' Compensation Act (FECA) Program:

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

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, 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

Leonard J. Howie III
Director
(202) 343-5580

Gary A. Steinberg
Deputy Director
(202) 343-5580

Douglas C. Fitzgerald
Director, Federal Employees' Compensation
(202) 693-0040
Contacts for Federal Employees' Compensation

Michael A. Chance
Director, Coal Mine Workers' Compensation
(202) 693-0046
Contacts for Coal Mine Workers' Compensation

Antonio Rios
Director, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
(202) 693-0038
Contacts for Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation

Rachel P. Leiton
Director, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation
(202) 693-0081
Contacts for Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation

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

Stephen Cohen
Director, OWCP Information Technology
(202) 343-5535

Zoya Kaplan
Director (Acting), Division of Financial Administration
(202) 343-5580

Regional Directors

Northeast Region (Consists of the New York and Boston offices)
Zev Sapir
201 Varick Street, Room 740
New York, NY 10014
(212) 863-0800

Mid-Atlantic Region (Consists of the Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C. offices)
John McKenna
Curtis Center, Suite 780 West
170 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3313
(267) 687-4160
Fax: (215) 861-5400  

Southeast Region (Jacksonville, FL)
Maggie Fernandez
Charles E. Bennett Federal Building
400 West Bay Street, Room 943
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 357-4776

Midwest Region (Consists of the Chicago, Cleveland, and Kansas City offices)
Robert Sullivan
230 South Dearborn Street, Room 874
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 789-2800

Southwest Region (Consists of the Dallas and Denver offices)
Dean Woodard
525 South Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 749-4143

Pacific Region (Consists of the San Francisco and Seattle offices)
Sharon Tyler
90 7th Street, Suite 15100 F
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 241-3489