Workers' Compensation Program

The Department of the Interior (Department) establishes policy, guidance, and oversight for the bureau/office workers’ compensation programs, and promotes effective management utilizing goals, objectives, strategies, and performance measures. Our objective is to assist employees in submitting timely claims for compensation in order to receive timely benefits from Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) and to monitor the medical recovery of employees following job-related injuries and diseases.

The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) is administered by the DOL, OWCP. The FECA provides workers' compensation coverage for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. Benefits include payment for medical care, wage-loss replacement, survivor benefits, and vocational rehabilitation assistance for return to work efforts.


  • The FECA was amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023 to include potential impacts to wildland fire, structural fire, and other personnel in fire protection activities in relation to the specific exposures that routinely occur in the course of their employment and the increased risk for certain types of cancers, heart disease, and lung disease. Refer to FECA Bulletin 22-07 and FECA Bulletin 23-05 or contact your Bureau Workers' Compensation Program Manager for additional details. 
  • On October 1, 2019, DOI began using the Department of Labor (DOL)'s Employees' Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP) system to file workers' compensation claims. All injury claims must be filed at
Workers' Compensation Dashboards and Injury Data Reports
Key Resources
Workers' Compensation Program Management
Injured Workers
Other Guidance and Resources