Hearing Held to Discuss Federal Workers’ Comp Proposal

July 27, 2011

A proposal to reduce wage loss compensation for disabled federal employees when they reach retirement age is being discussed at a hearing held by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.

The Democrat from Hawaii is planning the Tuesday meeting in Washington to discuss changes to the federal workers’ compensation program.

Akaka says he’s considering proposals intended to modernize the program, improve return-to-work incentives and reduce the overall cost to the federal government.

Speakers at the hearing include representatives from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Government Accountability Office, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, National Association of Letter Carriers and International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions.

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