On October 16, 2007, GlobalOptions Group, Inc. , a leading provider of domestic and international risk mitigation and management services clarified that, “in the press release dated October 10, 2007, the award for a pilot program is with the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General” and not with the United States Postal Service. “GlobalOptions said it will work with the Office of Inspector General’s Workers Compensation Analyst (WCA) program to investigate and combat workers compensation fraud.”
The Federal Business Opportunities notice posted in May of this year contained more information:
USPS OIG Hiring Workers Compensation Analysts (WCAs)
“Workers Compensation Analyst (WCA) Program Management Services: Manage all stages of the Workers Compensation Analyst (WCA) program for the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG) – conducting surveillance activities and videotape activities of suspect claimants and analyzing data from employment, medical, Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP) files, and other pertinent sources for indications of possible loss.”
“The Workers Compensation Analyst (WCA) program was developed with the goal of aggressively investigating Workers Compensation Fraud. WCA contracts provided valuable support to these investigations, either through research or surveillance support. WCAs serve as liaisons between the Injury Compensation Unit and the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG).”
SPECIAL CLAUSES (SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS)
The following requirements are hereby incorporated into the contract.
1. The Contractor, and not the USPSOIG, shall be liable for its unauthorized actions in the handling of workers’ compensation fraud cases.