Lost Wages Related to OWCP Cases

Lost Wages Related to OWCP Cases

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The NBPC has been made aware that injured employees may have been improperly paid for absences under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). If you received payment due to work injury related absences, change of position due to the injury, or a scheduled award, you may have been paid improperly. In cases seen so far, payments failed to properly calculate shift and other premiums including night differential, Sunday pay, Sunday night differential, Holiday pay and AUO/BPAPRA. This could be a substantial amount of unpaid money due to injured employees. Lost wages can be claimed even if you are retired, separated from Service, or have changed positions. There is no time limit to request correction and payment of lost wages.

If you are a bargaining unit member and believe that you have been paid improperly under the FECA for any amount of compensable time, please contact Jonathan Perkins (perkins@bpunion.org). In your email, you must provide:

• OWCP case number
• Date of injury
• Date of birth
• PDF of Earnings and Leave Statements from the date of injury back 12 months
• Dates/time missed from work due to the injury
• if you have your pay stubs from DOL OWCP that would be beneficial as well).

Upon review, if it is determined that you were paid improperly, step by step instructions and a template memo can be provided to support your claim.