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July 28, 2003    DOL > ESA > Compliance Assistance > FECA   

Compliance Assistance —
Federal Employees' Compensation Act

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Synopsis of Law

The United States shall pay compensation as specified by this subchapter for the disability or death of an employee resulting from personal injury sustained while in the performance of his duty, unless the injury or death is--

  • caused by willful misconduct of the employee;
  • caused by the employee's intention to bring about the injury or death of himself or of another; or
  • proximately caused by the intoxication of the injured employee.

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