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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Who is covered under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA)?

Answer: All civilian employees of the United States, except those paid from non-appropriated funds, are covered. Special legislation provides coverage to Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers; federal petit or grand jurors; volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol; Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets; Job Corps, Neighborhood Youth Corps, and Youth Conservation Corps enrollees; and non-federal law enforcement officers under certain circumstances involving crimes against the United States.



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