ADS Chapter 442

Speeches Shim

The Workers’ Compensation Program

Functional Series 400 – Human Resources

Partial Revision Date: 08/11/2016
Responsible Office: HCTM/HCSC/ESB
File Name: 442_081116


This chapter provides USAID policy directives and required procedures for workers’ compensation benefits under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) - (5 USC Chapter 81). This statute authorizes compensation benefits to civilian federal employees for disability due to personal injury sustained while in the performance of duty or due to employment-related disease or illness. It also authorizes the payment of benefits to dependents if a work-related injury or disease causes an employee’s death.  This chapter covers the operation of the workers’ compensation program for federal employees and outlines Agency procedures and obligations with respect to claims processing and claims management.