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DOL/OWCP RIN: 1240-AA14 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Performance of Functions; Claims for Compensation under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act; Compensation for Death and Disability of Noncitizen Federal Employees Outside the United States 

The regulations govern how OWCP administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, as amended (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq.  There are four core areas where regulatory change would provide increased economic savings, more efficient processing of claims and payment of benefits, more choices and quicker access to healthcare, and stronger anti-fraud efforts as well as fine tuning to reflect statutory changes and administrative practices.  The four core areas are as follows:  Continuation of Pay (COP), Required Response Times, Authorization for Emergency Care, and Program Integrity.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 10    20 CFR 25   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 8145    5 U.S.C. 8149   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2020 
Direct Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Antonio Rios
Director, Division of Federal Employees', Division Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-3229,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0040
Fax:202 693-1380