When an injured federal employee files a workers’ compensation claim for hearing loss, it is common to find challenges when submitting information to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). Injured employees experiencing hearing loss often prematurely file the claim before establishing the extent and nature of their hearing loss. OWCP requires extensive testing results to rule out any other causes and ensure accurate testing. This article will discuss key questions and information to review with your treating physician when gathering medical evidence in support of your claim.
Contrary to rumors that have been circulating recently, no settlement monies have been received or disbursed. It is estimated by the law firm that handled the case, that it could be several more weeks before funds are received.
As soon as funds are received they will be promptly distributed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Due to recent national events specifically targeting law enforcement and two highly suspicious incidents involving Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council encourages all agents to exercise extreme caution while performing enforcement operations. Criminal groups are surveilling and deliberately ambushing law enforcement officers for no other reason than they wear a uniform and badge.
Please remember to be aware of your surroundings at all time, have a reliable back-up to Agency issued communications, and work with back-up when feasible. We encourage all agents to wear their body armor while on-duty and check out supplemental lethal and non-lethal weapons platforms in order to defend themselves.
Be prepared to act, if necessary, to defend your life or the lives of others.
The USBP Nationwide Swap Program (NWS) will open on July 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm Central – August 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm Central
Employees will have the ability to submit up to 7 locations from a list of available duty stations. There will be no preference of choice. All choices will be considered as a location the employee is willing to move to. All selections are made on the basis of seniority.
As with the previous announcement, employees will receive an email informing them of the location they have been paired with. Employees will have 5 days to respond. Employees who decline the pairing will be removed from the current announcement. Employees who are impacted by their partner declining, will have their name placed back into the program for second round of pairings and possibly a third round of pairings.