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Article 28 G - When practical, an employee will be given at least 24 hours advance notice of individual shift changes. Individuals involved in a change of shifts should be notified of the reason for the change.

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FECA Flowchart

The National Border Patrol Council had the following flowcharts developed to help bargaining unit employees in determining what to do under the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) when injured on the job.  We hope these flowcharts prove to be useful for representatives assisting employees and for employees independently seeking information. While looking at the charts, you may notice there is underlined text. The underlined text are hyperlinks, which will direct a reader  to additional useful information when clicked.

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OWCP Forms and Filing Timeline

OWCP Forms and Filing Timeline

The National Border Patrol Council developed this table of the most commonly used OWCP forms and the respective timeline for filing each form. For a fillable version of the form, click on the form number. Additional Form are located on the DOL DFEC forms page.

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 FORM  TITLE USE  EMPLOYEE TIMELINE  AGENCY TIMELINE
CA-1 Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation Traumatic injury, occurs within one work shift Within 30 days of injury to get COP; within 3 years for eligibility Submit to OWCP within 10 days of receipt from employee 
 CA-2 Notice of Occupational Illness/Disease and Claim for Compensation Long term or chronic illness or disease 3 years from date first aware of nexus to employment  Submit to OWCP within 10 days of receipt from employee
 CA-2a Notice Employee’s Recurrence of Disability and Claim for Pay/ Compensation After returning to work, the employee needs to stop work due to injury / illness As soon as possible* Submit to OWCP within 10 days of receipt from employee
 CA-7 Claim for Compensation Request compensation for wage loss (not COP In traumatic injury cases, submit 10 days before end of COP; otherwise, as soon as pay stops (tied to pay periods) Submit to OWCP within 5 days of receipt from employee
 CA-7a Time Analysis Claiming intermittent compensation, partial days, or repurchase of leave Submit 10 days before end of COP; otherwise, as soon as pay stops (tied to pay periods) Submit to OWCP within 5 days of receipt from employee
 CA-7b Leave Buy Back Claiming repurchase of accrued leave used due to injury / illness* Submit 10 days before end of COP; otherwise, as soon as pay stops (tied to pay periods)  Submit to OWCP within 5 days of receipt from employee 
 CA-16 Authorization for Examination and/or Treatment Guarantees payment of medical care after a traumatic injury  Obtain ASAP, within 4 hours; NLT 7 days from DOI; MD submits to OWCP Issue within 4 hours of injury; 48 hours if verbal authorization given
CA-20 Attending Physician's Report Provides medical support for claim Submit to OWCP ASAP following examination(s) N/A
CA-35

Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease

Provides medical support for specific conditions Upon completion , should be submitted directly to OWCP N/A
OWCP-915 Claim for Medical Reimbursement Claim reimbursement for out of pocket expenses (co-pay, medication, DMEs) Date of service +12 months* N/A
OWCP-957   Medical Travel Refund Request  Claim for reimbursable travel r/t treatment  12 months from date of service  N/A
OWCP-1500 Health Insurance Claim Form   Standard billing form  Physician submits; DOS +12 months*  N/A

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