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Continuation of pay (COP) is an Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP) entitlement that allows the continuation of an employee’s regular pay by the employing agency for a maximum of 45 days with no charge to sick or annual leave. It is given only in traumatic injury cases (not for occupational disease or recurrence). In order to qualify for COP, an injured employee must have a traumatic injury, complete and submit a Form CA-1 within 30 days of the date of the injury and begin losing time from work due to the traumatic injury within 45 days of the injury.
MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL INJURY-RELATED ABSENCES.