More on New FECA Regulations

The March-April 2012 issue of  The American Postal Worker addressed significant changes to the administrative policies of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). Other important changes are outlined below.  

Leave Buy Back: National-Level Dispute with the Postal Service

In 2001 the APWU learned that the Postal Service had instructed its Injury Compensation Specialists to inform employees who suffered on-the-job injuries that “if leave is used after a claim is accepted by the Department of Labor, OWCP, that leave...

New Online Tool for OWCP Claims

The Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP) is the newest on-line tool created by the Department of Labor Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs (OWCP) to assist with claims processing and tracking.

The ‘3-Day Waiting Period’

Despite a long and hard-fought battle by the APWU, on Dec. 20, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which included provisions that we vehemently opposed.

OIG ‘Special Agents’ Don’t Have Special Rights

In a recent decision, the Employees Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) ruled that the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) acted improperly when it terminated the benefits of an injured worker based on evidence that was impermissibly...