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Light Duty Positions Good for Employee and Agency

When an injured employee’s physician says the employee cannot return to his regular position, agency specialists often must be creative to bring that employee back to work. There’s always work to do, whether it’s a smaller aspect of his original positio ... READ MORE




Understanding Leave Buy Back

Leave Buy Back (LBB) is a process that workers’ compensation specialists and program managers should fully understand, but few actually do.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides in 20 CFR 10.425 that: “An employee may claim compensation for ... READ MORE




OPM Requirement to Apply for Social Security Benefits

The Office of Personnel Management completes an evaluation of the disability retirement application only after the individual has completed an application for Social Security Disability benefits. A favorable Social Security decision is not a prerequisit ... READ MORE




Payment to Health Care Providers

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs uses a medical fee schedule. It is a schedule of maximum allowable medical charges used to pay health care providers for services provided to federal employees injured on the job. Therefore, there may be a di ... READ MORE




Know Your Rights as a Whistleblower

Many federal employees find themselves in the position of a whistleblower, revealing illegal or wasteful practices by the government only to face retaliation for their honesty. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has the responsibility to investigate al ... READ MORE




Medical Authorization and Bill Payment

The U.S. Department of Labor's medical authorization and bill payment unit, ACS, implemented a uniform process for authorizing general medical and surgical procedures, therapy requests, and the purchase or rental of medical equipment effective January ... READ MORE













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