About the Human Relations Department

There’s more to being a progressive union than achieving and enforcing a contract — and that’s where the Human Relations Department comes in.  Our programs and benefits inspire members to participate in the union and give them a sense of inclusion, contribution, and ownership. 

Latest News

January 30, 2023

Department of Labor Announces New FECA Procedures for COVID-19 Cases

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) expired on January 27. The APWU has opposed the expiration of those...

January 13, 2023

Dr. King’s Legacy of Peaceful Direct Action is a Model for Us Today

Thanks to a many-year struggle that culminated in the successful 1984-1987 union contract, APWU members have the right...

November 7, 2022

Human Relations Rolls Out Regional Resource Assistant Training Program for OWCP

Thanks to you, the membership, for electing me to the position of Human Relations Director. I am honored and humbled by...

September 10, 2022

Human Relations Department Moving Forward

The 26th Biennial Convention was very inspiring and it was a pleasure to see all of those who came out to exercise...

File OWCP Claims with ECOMP!

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs at the Department of Labor has created an online portal to facilitate workers’ claims. It is called the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP). CA-1 claims for COVID-19 are also accessible through the ECOMP program. While it is not mandatory to file using the ECOMP program, we would like to encourage all our members to use this system when filing a claim for injury.

For more information on ECOMP, visit, apwu.org/ecomp.

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