System Name:
Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP) Record Copies.

System Location

USPS personnel offices.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System

USPS employees who file for injury compensation.

Categories of Records in the System

  1. Employee information: Name, Social Security Number, Employee Identification Number, date of birth, postal assignment information, work contact information, finance number(s), duty location, and pay location.
  2. Claim information: Records and supporting information related to the claim, including copies of Department of Labor forms, postal forms and correspondence, and automated payment and accounting records.

Authority for Maintenance of the System

39 U.S.C. 401, 410, 1001, and 1005.


To provide injury compensation to qualifying employees, and to support USPS management decisions and requirements.

Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses

Standard routine uses 1. through 9. apply.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, and Disposing of Records in the System


Automated database, computer storage media, and paper.


By employee name, Social Security Number, or Employee Identification Number.


Paper records, computers, and computer storage media are located in controlled-access areas under supervision of program personnel. Access to these areas is limited to authorized personnel, who must be identified with a badge. Access to records is limited to individuals whose official duties require such access. Contractors and licensees are subject to contract controls and unannounced on-site audits and inspections. Computers are protected by mechanical locks, card key systems, or other physical access control methods. The use of computer systems is regulated with installed security software, computer logon identifications, and operating system controls including access controls, terminal and transaction logging, and file management software.

Retention and Disposal

Records are retained 5 years beyond the end of the calendar year in which the employee’s compensation is terminated. Records existing on paper are destroyed by burning, pulping, or shredding. Records existing on computer storage media are destroyed according to the applicable USPS media sanitization practice.

System Manager(s) and Address

Vice President, Employee Resource Management, United States Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20260.

Notification Procedure

Employees wanting to know if information about them is maintained in this system of records must address inquiries to the facility head where currently, or last, employed. Headquarters employees must submit inquiries to Corporate Personnel Management, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 1831, Washington, DC 20260. Inquiries must include full name, Social Security Number or Employee Identification Number, name and address of facility where last employed, and dates of USPS employment.

Record Access Procedures

Requests for access must be made in accordance with the Notification Procedure above and USPS Privacy Act regulations regarding access to records and verification of identity under 39 CFR 266.6.

For records maintained by the Department of Labor, individuals must apply as instructed by the Department of Labor.

Contesting Record Procedures

See Notification Procedure and Record Access Procedures above.

For records maintained by the Department of Labor, individuals must contest records as instructed by the Department of Labor.

Record Source Categories

Employees; employees’ supervisor or manager; witnesses; physicians; other systems of records, and Department of Labor.