Title 18, Part I, Chapter 93, Sec. 1922 (as taken from the Cornell University Law School U. S. Code Collection) states "False or withheld report concerning Federal Employees' compensation. Whoever, being an officer or employee of the United States charged with the responsibility for making the reports of the immediate superior specified by section 8120 of Title 5 (which, as you know, deals primarily with the chain between the immediate supervisor and the Secretary of Labor, concerning the filing of the initial report, but it also deals with the subsequent filings of initial reports for compensation like the scheduled award as refered to in (3) of 8120) wilfully fails, neglects, or refuses to make any of the reports, or knowingly files a false report, or induces, compels, or directs an injured employee to forgo filing of any claim for compensation or other benefits provided under Subchapter I of chapter 81 of Title 5 or any extension or application thereof, or wilfully retains any notice, report, claim or paper which is required to be filed under that Subchapter or any extension or application thereof, or regulations prescribed thereunder, shall be fined under this Title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both" Now, primarily this section is used when an employer is trying to "encourage" an employee not to file a workers compensation report, but (as was explained to me by multiple sources), this also deals with delays in the filing of all the reports concerning claims for compensation, and includes everybody in the entire food chain that starts with the immediate supervisor and ends with the Secretary of Labor, to include CEs. Now, in my case, it was explained to me that it applies because a) my claims examiner falls into the food chain, b) he was responsible for making the reports of the immediate supervisor to the Secretary of Labor concerning my scheduled award, which is included in the many reports as described in (3) of 8120, and c) he either wilfully neglected or refused to make the report to the Senior Claims Examiner that I had never received a scheduled award previously, or he wilfully retained the report of his finding that I had never received a scheduled award previously, to the Senior Claims Examiner, who is also in the food chain, or he did tell the Senior Claims Examiner that I have never received a scheduled award previously, and the Senior Claims Examiner is delaying the processing of the claim without good cause. The bottom line, again as was explained to me by many sources to include elected representatives and other attorneys who actually lobby for changes to the workers compensation laws, my CE is in the food chain between my immediate supervisor and the Secretary of Labor, he is responsible for filing reports for claims, he cannot withhold information that delays my compensation, which in this case is my scheduled award, and in this case he did just that because he did not report his findings to the Senior Claims Examiner that I did not receive a scheduled award previously, or he did report it in which case the Senior Claims Examiner is delaying my scheduled award without good cause. Even in the FECA Manual Part 2 (2-0800-5 Processing Claims) it states that "It is the policy of OWCP to minimize financial hardship to claimants...", and yet, they are doing just the opposite when they try to delay claims based on excuses like the one they are giving me now. Anyway, I have already been contacted and told who would handle such a complaint, and I have already contacted the office in question and they said that they would help me if I needed it. But I want to thank you for your reply, and your help with this forum. It really helps injured employees by giving them somewhere to turn to for knowledge that OWCP doesn't want us to have.