CAP assists employees with disabilities who have filed a workers’ compensation claim, as well as their managers, in making the return-to-work process smoother and faster. CAP can work with workers' compensation officials to conduct needs assessments for the employees to help ensure that they work in an improved, safer and more productive work environment. CAP helps these employees continue as productive and active members of the workforce by providing the right accommodation equipment and services, such as:
- Coordinating with workers' compensation officials to evaluate needs of claimants
- Exploring methods of retaining experienced workers who may be developing disabling conditions due to work-related injuries
- Providing assistive technology accommodations to enhance productivity
- Working with agencies to assess what telework options may be available
The Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)
The OWCP administers four major disability compensation programs that provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to federal workers or their dependents that are injured at work or acquire an occupational disease.
The Department of Defense’s Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS)
The DCPAS Injury and Unemployment Compensation Division (ICUC) provides resources about compensation benefits as well as claim filing tools and training opportunities.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and General Services Administration (GSA)
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the General Services Administration (GSA) established a joint website on telework in the Federal Government. Information is available for employees who may like to telecommute (or are already doing so), for managers and supervisors who supervise teleworkers, and for agency telework coordinators. To learn more, please visit www.telework.gov.