What We Do. Program Description: The Workers’ Compensation Program Office was developed in response to legislative and regulatory requirements directed towards providing medical services and related monetary benefits for TSA federal employees.
The Workers’ Compensation Program Office was developed in response to legislative and regulatory requirements directed towards providing medical services and related monetary benefits for TSA federal employees.
The office is responsible for overall program management, administration and compliance.
Provide technical advice, guidance and program support to supervisors, managers and Workers Compensation Coordinators regarding program requirements and compliance to federal laws and regulations.
Plan, develop and implement programs and initiatives to control injury related costs with the intended focus to increase work-force readiness to support the TSA mission.
* Includes Federal Air Marshal Service claims
** Through April 30, 1213 claims filing is down 296 claim when compared to SPLY.
*45.4M is the projected End of Year OWCP Chargeback cost for FY13
Nurse Case Manager and Local WCC’s:
A TSO injured their left arm through excessive lifting in 2006. The Nurse Case Manager was involved in the case since the date of injury. Throughout this process, the Nurse Case Manager worked with the TSO, medical provider and the WCC. The TSO had surgery and was offered limited duty in 2009 and returned to work. The TSO went out again for surgery for the other elbow. There was a delay in the recovery time and TSO was scheduled for Second Opinion through DOL-OWCP. The TSO was offered another job offer which they ultimately accepted. TSO returned to work May 27, 2010. The Lifetime Cost Savings were $875,778.80.
A TSO injured their lower back while lifting a bag onto a belt in 2006. There was Nurse Case Manager involvement from the date of injury. The TSO had surgery and was progressing slowly. The Nurse Case Manager kept in contact with both the TSO and the medical provider. There was a change in the medical provider based upon the TSO’s request. The TSO expressed an interest in returning to work. The TSO returned to work on April 26, 2010, with limitations. On August 13, 2010, the TSO was released to full duty with no restrictions. The Lifetime Cost Savings were $683,931.30.
A TSO injured their lower back while twisting to load passenger contents onto the x-ray machine in 2004. The TSO ran the gamut of working limited duty, full duty, or was off -work over the past several years. The Nurse Case Manager assigned worked with the TSO, medical provider and WCC in an effort to bring resolution to the workers’ compensation case and to return the employee to productive employment. The TSO had surgery in 2008 . The TSO was returned to full duty with no restrictions on July 5, 2010. The Lifetime Cost Savings were $607,412.52