RETURNING INJURED WORKERS TO SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT. The primary goal of the Office is to return injured workers to suitable employment either with their original employing agency or with a company in the private sector. Job Offers. Return to Work Plan.
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The primary goal of the Office is to return injured workers to suitable employment either with their original employing agency or with a company in the private sector.Job Offers
Reminder: A finding of suitability will not be made on offers that are accepted by the injured worker and the treating physician.
Job remains open to the injured worker.
Injured worker will be paid compensation for the difference, if any, in salary.
Injured worker has 30 days from the date of letter to either accept the job or provide an explanation of reasons for refusal.
Advise of penalty provisions.Contents of Letter From OWCP to Injured Worker
Greater financial gain.
Personal dislike of the position offered or the work hours.
Lack of potential promotion.
Lack of job security.
- Includes wage loss and schedule award benefits
- Does not affect the payment of medical benefits
- Contact the employing agency again to verify that the offered job remains open to the injured worker
- Contact the injured worker for clarification and set another 30-day deadline
Some agencies have other relocation payment options available in addition to or in lieu of payment from OWCP.Relocation Expenses