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USDA Worker's Compensation Program

The Department of the Agriculture Workers' Compensation Program website is committed to preventing job-related injuries and illnesses.

The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides workers' compensation coverage for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. Benefits include wage replacement, payment for medical care, and where necessary, medical and vocational rehabilitation assistance in returning to work.

When an employee sustains a job-related injury or illness, the Department is committed to providing initial medical treatment, referral, and follow-up attention under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). This coverage is for all civilian employees of the United States. Contract employees, volunteers, and loaned employees are covered under some circumstances. The FECA is administered by the Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP).

This website has been established to provide information and procedures on workers' compensation, as well as to provide information on the benefits provided under 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 employees following job-related injuries and illnesses.

The program:

  • Provides guidance and oversight of USDA’s  Workers' Compensation (WC) programs
  • Promotes effective program management utilizing WC program goals, objectives, strategies, and performance measures

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