October 03, 2022
The sorry state of America’s federal prisons was in full display at a Sept. 29 congressional hearing where AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Shane Fausey testified.
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 [email protected] (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.
Staff needed to move patients to other hospitals and get the grounds ready for the storm that was projected to be the region’s strongest on record.
This op-ed by AFGE President Everett Kelley was published in The Hill on Sept. 28, 2022.