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dc.contributor.authorSzymendera, Scott D.
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) is the workers’ compensation program for federal employees. Like all workers’ compensation programs, FECA pays disability, survivors, and medical benefits, without fault, to employees who are injured or become ill in the course of their federal employment and the survivors of employees killed on the job. The FECA program is administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the costs of benefits are paid by each employee’s host agency. U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees currently comprise the largest group of FECA beneficiaries and are responsible for the largest share of FECA benefits. This report also focuses on several key policy issues facing the program, including the disproportionate share of claims and program costs attributed to postal workers, the payment of FECA benefits after retirement age, the overall level of FECA disability benefits as compared with those offered by the states, and the administration of the FECA program.
dc.relation.hasversionA more recent version of this report can be found here:
dc.subjectFederal Employees’ Compensation Act
dc.subjectworkers' compensation
dc.subjectprogram costs
dc.titleThe Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA): Workers’ Compensation for Federal Employees
dc.description.legacydownloadsCRS_Federal_Employees_Compensation_Act_0316.pdf: 64 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationSzymendera, Scott D.: Congressional Research Service

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