Article 18 A

When employees or their representatives report an illness or injury has occurred in the performance of official duties, the employees at their request will be promptly counseled by trained personnel as to their right to file for compensation benefits and the benefits payable. The employee also shall be advised as soon as possible that, when traumatic injury leave has been exhausted, compensation benefits can be used in lieu of sick or annual leave. The Agency will give appropriate assistance to the employee in filing a compensation claim.