Why Report to Supervisor?
Below is a detailed explanation of why you should report your OWCP claim to your supervisor:
Your supervisor is required to help you with your OWCP claim. Under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), your supervisor is required to:
- Provide you with information about the OWCP claims process and help you complete the necessary paperwork.
- Assist you in coordinating your medical care and other federal work comp benefits with OWCP.
- Make accommodations at work so that you can safely do your job while you are recovering from your injury or illness.
- Protect your job rights while you are out of work due to your injury or illness.
Reporting your OWCP claim to your supervisor helps to ensure that your claim is processed quickly and accurately. Your supervisor is responsible for submitting your claim to OWCP, and they can also help you to resolve any problems that may arise during the claims process.
Reporting your OWCP claim to your supervisor helps to ensure that you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled. OWCP offers a variety of benefits to injured federal employees, including medical care, wage loss compensation, and disability benefits. Your supervisor can help you to understand the benefits that are available to you and to apply for them.
In addition to the above, reporting your OWCP claim to your supervisor can also help to prevent further injuries or illnesses. Your supervisor can evaluate your work environment and take steps to reduce the risk of future accidents. They can also help you to develop a return-to-work plan that is safe and appropriate for your needs.
If you are unsure whether or not you should report your OWCP claim to your supervisor, you should err on the side of caution and do so. Reporting your claim will help to ensure that you receive the support and assistance that you need to recover from your injury or illness and return to work safely.