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March 01, 2017 - John Mack

It's the law, under the provisions of the Postal Reorganization Act, 39 U.S.C. 1005 (c), all employees of the United States Postal Service (USPS) are covered by the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 81.  This can be found in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual 541.11 (ELM).

FECA is administered by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), the United States Department of Labor.  OWCP determines whether the employee, or a survivor of the employee, is entitled to benefits under FECA.  The director of OWCP and his or her designees have the exclusive authority to administer, interpret, and enforce the provisions of the Act.  This means the Department of Labor (DOL) handles OWCP claims and issues.


FECA covers federal employees who are disabled from work, either partially or totally, resulting from a personal injury sustained while in the performance of his or her duty.  A federal employee who is injured on duty may be entitled to workers compensation benefits.  These benefits may include medical benefits and/or compensation payments. 


Please call 215-824-4800 if you have any questions regarding Workers Compensation. 


Leo Zachwieja

OWCP Officer