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Advanced LWEC training
for branch OWCP representatives

April 22-27, 2012

The NALC is offering an advanced training for branches with OWCP representatives who have experience representing injured workers and a serious interest in increasing their knowledge and sharpening their representational skills about Lost Wage Earning Capacity (LWEC) decisions.

The training will be held April 22-27, 2012, at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

There is a maximum of 30 spaces available for this class.

The subject of OWCP Lost Wage Earning Capacity (LWEC) determinations is little understood but extremely important to all letter carriers who suffer an on-the-job injury.

Assistant to the President for Compensation Coby Jones and retired Assistant to the President Ron Watson will provide a comprehensive review of the statutory basis of LWECs, as well as OWCP’s regulatory and procedural provisions.

LWEC’s based on actual wages earned and those based on constructed positions will be covered in-depth and the approaches to successfully modifying or reversing LWECs will be explained.

A major focus of the class will include a practical, how-to manual on winning OWCP appeals challenging LWEC determinations.

Students can expect to spend up to 12 hours a day in the classroom followed by evening assignments. For this reason, students are required to stay overnight at the Labor College.

The application form to attend the OWCP LWEC training is linked here. It must be completed and returned to NALC headquarters no later than March 16, 2012. Selections will be based on the branch’s need and the applicant’s experience.

NALC branches will be responsible for their members' transportation, lodging and related expenses.

Do not make airline reservations until receiving confirmation of acceptance from the NALC Director of Education.

The NALC has secured a rate of $199 per day at the National Labor College, which includes a single-occupancy room and all meals. Lodging, reservation and payment information will be included in the letter of acceptance.


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