October 15, 2018
Born in Kentucky during segregation, Augusta Y. Thomas spent her entire life fighting for racial equality and union rights. AFGE will continue to honor her memory and her unforgettable words.
We are pleased to announce that the Field Services and Education Department (FSED) will offer online training for Workers’ Compensation.
Online Basic Workers’ Compensation Training for Union Representatives will be offered September 13 and 14, 2017. This course is designed to empower our locals and leaders to help members begin the claims process and equip them with the knowledge and skills they will need to counter aggressive management tactics against federal employees.
The two-day program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. EST. Instruction includes a one-hour lunch to commence at 12:00 p.m. EST with two 15-minute breaks in the morning and afternoon. Participants must be able to attend both days of instruction.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to begin a claims process and demonstrate working knowledge of the rules and regulations of the process including the responsibilities of the employees, supervisors and union representatives. We will open the course at 8:30 a.m. to allow time for participants to test audio and resolve any technical issues prior to the 9:00 a.m. start time.
Early registration is highly recommended since seating is limited to 25 participants. Click here to register.
This training opportunity is free of charge.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Joe Mansour, Workers Compensation Specialist, at Joe.mansour@AFGE.org (202) 322-8235. No prior experience necessary. However, the local must commit a representative who will assist the membership with their workers’ compensation claims. Assistance can be in the form of education and guidance on the process and the benefits or in the form of representation in the appeals process for claims that have been denied.
Ken Blaylock, a native of North Carolina, was elected national president at the 1976 AFGE National Convention. The passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was one of Blaylock’s greatest achievements as AFGE national president.
Our AFGE family suffered two incredible losses last week, as two of our most iconic former national officers died on Wednesday.