ADS Chapter 442

The Workers’ Compensation Program

Functional Series 400 – Human Resources

Partial Revision Date: 08/11/2016
Responsible Office: HCTM/HCSC/ESB
File Name: 442_081116


This chapter provides USAID policy directives and required procedures regarding the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). This statute authorizes compensation benefits to civilian Federal employees for disability, due to personal injury, disease, or illness sustained while in the performance of duty. It also authorizes the payment of benefits to dependents if a work-related injury or disease causes an employee’s death. This chapter also outlines Agency procedures and obligations with respect to claims processing, claims management, and the workers’ compensation program operation as it pertains to Federal employees.