IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 10, 2021
Mr. Schatz introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To increase the period of time during which an individual who has submitted a claim for benefits under chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, may supply supporting documentation to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs of the Department of Labor, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Kenneth Meisel Public Servants’ Claimant Fairness Act.
Increase in time period for FECA claimant to submit supporting evidence to Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor shall—
amend the second sentence of section 10.121 of title 20, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation, by striking
30 days and inserting
60 days; and
modify the Procedure Manual of the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs of the Department of Labor to reflect the change made by the Secretary under paragraph (1).