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Deputy Secretary Memo Regarding Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers

February 1, 2010

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers

The Department embraces its responsibility for and commitment to the health and well-being of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current and former workers, both Federal and contractor employees. Two key programs that advance DO E's commitment to its former and current workers are the Department of Labor (DOL) managed Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) and the Former Worker Medical Screening Program. In the context of support to EEOICP, DOE's role is to work on behalf of the program claimants to make sure that all available worker and DOE facility records and data are provided to DOL, the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH) and its contractors, or the Department of Justice. These
records serve as the basis for DOL and NIOSH to make informed decisions regarding claim adjudication.