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. FECA also provides for payment of benefits to dependents if the injury or disease causes an employee's death.

This webpage has been established to provide information and assistance to AOC employees who file workers' compensation injuries and illnesses claims with the agency. Our objective is to assist employees in submitting timely claims for compensation in order to receive timely benefits from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (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 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 AOC's Workers' Compensation Program, please contact the Workers' Compensation Program Unit at 202.226.2547 for assistance.

Resources and Documents

Department of Labor Resources

FECA Forms

OWCP has made a variety of forms available online in PDF format at

AOC Injury and Illness Resources