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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

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OWCP Administers disability compensation programs that provide benefits for certain workers or dependants who experience work-related injury or illness.
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OWCP Director

Director Shelby Hallmark


Mr. Hallmark was named as the Director for the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) on June 18, 2001. He had served as Acting Director on two occasions, February 1996-November 1997, and December 1999-June 2001. He had been the OWCP Deputy Director since February 1990.

Mr. Hallmark's career at the Department of Labor began in 1980. He held a series of increasingly responsible positions in the Employment Standards Administration's Office of Management, Administration, and Planning, culminating in his service as that Office's Director from 1987 to 1990. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 1988. He served in a collateral capacity as the Chair of the Secretary of Labor's Strategic and Performance Planning Work Group in 1998, and led the development of the Department's 1999-2004 Strategic Plan and its 2000 Annual Performance Plan.

Prior to his Labor Department service Mr. Hallmark was employed by the District of Columbia's Unemployment Insurance agency. He began his Federal civil service career with the U.S. Post Office in San Francisco, California, where he was a letter carrier and a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Mr. Hallmark is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and has received both the President’s Meritorious Executive Rank Award (2000) and the President’s Distinguished Executive Rank Award (2004).

Mr. Hallmark holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. from the University of Texas' Institute for Latin American Studies.


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