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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

The Architect of the Capitol is committed to ensuring the timely filing and effective case management of all reported work-related injury claims.

The Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA) provides compensation benefits to Federal civilian employees for disability due to personal injury or disease while in the performance of duty. The FECA also provides for payment of benefits to dependents if the injury or disease causes an employee’s death.

This website has been established to provide information and assistance to AOC employees who file workers’ compensation injuries and illnesses claims with the agency. The website describes the procedures employees should follow when filing for benefits under the FECA. Our objective is to assist  employees in submitting timely claims for compensation in order to receive timely benefits from OWCP, and to monitor the medical recovery of our employees following job-related injuries and illnesses. The AOC encourages the speedy recovery of our employees from job related injuries and illnesses and their prompt return to work.

The FECA is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), U.S. Department of Labor. The AOC website has been linked to the Department of Labor (DOL) website to provide our employees quick access to their claims and to the DOL’s Bill Paying System.

The Workers’ Compensation Program Unit, located in the AOC’s Human Capital Management Division, is responsible for the administration of the AOC’s Workers’ Compensation Program for our agency. It ensures the program is administered in accordance with the FECA and Federal Regulations. The office provides technical guidance to employees, managers, supervisors, and staff on policies and procedures related to injury claims management. The Workers’ Compensation Program Unit coordinates all activities associated with the processing of all injury and disease claims sustained in the AOC.

In each jurisdiction, designated Field Coordinators are available to assist AOC employees, day or night, in filing injury or disease claims. You will find in this website information that you should follow if you need assistance in filing a claim, securing medical treatment or getting your medical bills paid.

If you have any questions regarding the Architect of the Capitol's Workers’ Compensation Program, please contact the Workers’ Compensation Program Unit at 202.226.2547 for assistance.

Please call 202.226.2547 if you have questions regarding the AOC’s Workers’ Compensation Program.


Department of Labor Resources:

Information on Work-related Injuries or Illnesses

OWCP Customer Assistance Materials

Laws and Related Materials

ACS Web Bill Processing Portal



AOC Injury and Illness Resources:

Emergency Workers' Compensation Packet Overview (pdf)

General Information on the FECA Program (pdf)

Highlights and Facts (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Responsibilities for Field Coordinators (pdf)

Responsibilities for Employees (pdf)

Responsibilities for Supervisors (pdf)


FECA Forms:

Workers' Compensation

CA-1 Federal Employee's Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation
Can be initiated by employee or person acting on employee's behalf.


CA-17 Duty Status Report
Use for the purpose of obtaining a duty status report for named employee.


CA-2 Federal Employee's Notice of Occupation Disease and Claim for Compensation
Can be completed by employee or person acting on employee's behalf.


CA-20 Attending Physician's Report
Attending Physician's Report


CA-2a Notice of Employee's Recurrence of Disability and Claim for Pay/Compensation
For claiming a reocurrence of disability for an occupational illness


CA-35 Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease
CA-35 Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease


CA-5 Claim for Compensation by Widow, Widower and/or Children
Claim form should be completed and filed by the widow or widower for self and surviving children. If there is no surviving widow or widower, the children's guardian completes the claim form.


CA-5b Claim for Compensation by Parents, Brothers, Sisters, Grandparents or Grandchildren
Form should be completed and filed by the deceased employee's parents, grandparents or representative (custodian or guardian) of minor brothers, sisters or grandchildren.


CA-6 Official Superior's Report of Employee's Death
Report of a Federal employee's death as a result of injury in performance of duty or because of an employment-related disease


CA-7 Claim for Compensation on Account of Traumatic Injury or Occupational Disease
For use if employee does not qualify for continuation of pay (for 45 days) or if employee reaches maximum improvement and claims a schedule award


OWCP-1500a: Health Insurance Claim Form
Health Insurance Claim Form