I had a ton of questions about my rights as an on the job injured Federal Employee, the OWCP Nurse, Case Examiner, Correspondence, Compensation Payments, etc..
Most of my questions about my rights were referred to a Lawyer, mostly because the answers are based on Department Of Labor, FECA, and OWCP law statutes. The ones I had about OWCP employees, specifically the OWCP Case Examiner, (CE), the OWCP Nurse, Compensation, Correspondence, and remedies for disagreements, were referred to the CE. If you don't already know this, you will eventually, NO INFORMATION regarding the ressponsibilities and duties of any OWCP employee, owed to the injured worker will be precisely provided to you by OWCP!!
It's not that it's priviledged or confidential information. Under the Freedom Of Information Act, it's all available to you. You just need to know how to get to it...
This is a MUST HAVE link to add to your Favorites. Knowing the statutes under which the, CE, Nurse, other OWCP employees, and private contractors, are mandated by law to administer their programs, will provide you with invaluable information that can help you get things done in a timely manner, and clearly explain WHO does WHAT, and WHY.
The WHY, was an eye opener for me, (see the section regarding the Duties of the CE and the Nurse).
Here's the link to the PDF file of Part 2 statutes as they relate to OWCP scope, purpose, etc..
Be informed!! Good luck... If the link is inactive, copy and paste it into your browser address bar.