Executive order 13548 requires federal agencies to improve their efforts to employ workers with disabilities and to ensure the retention of those who are injured on the job. Agencies must work to improve, expand, and increase successful return to work outcomes for those of their employees who sustain work-related injuries and illnesses, as defined under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), by
- increasing the availability of job accommodations and light or limited duty jobs
- removing disincentives for FECA claimants to return to work
- taking other appropriate measures.
The Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, will pursue innovative re employment strategies and develop policies, procedures, and structures that foster improved return to work outcomes, including by pursuing overall reform of the FECA system.
PreCare’s innovative onsite delivery system helps agencies meet these important goals. With effective treatment programs and comprehensive federal return to work programs, PreCare helps agency management deliver on these requirements.