Now It Is Easier to File FECA COVID Claims

The recently signed American Rescue Plan of 2021 makes it easier to file Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) claims for COVID-19. The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) wants federal and postal employees to know that anyone who is...

APWU Advocates for Prioritization of Postal Workers in National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On January 20, following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, the APWU got to work pushing for the new...

What's Up Doc?

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Postal employees who are injured on the job have the right to select their treating physician. Under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (...

OWCP Online Claim Filing

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ All postal employees who are injured on duty will soon have the option of filing Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) claims online through...

National Reassessment Program Discriminated Against Injured Workers

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)  By Human Relations Director Sue Carney  In a huge win for injured postal workers who were subjected to the Postal Service’s National Reassessment...

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