The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is responsible for maintaining a safe, healthy work environment for its employees. When the work environment is not safe, compensation becomes an issue. For example, in 2014, DOI spent $59 million on workers’ compensation costs due to injuries and illness.
The National Park Service (NPS) had the largest share of workers’ compensation costs, totaling $25 million in CBY 2014. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had the next highest totals, with amounts ranging from just under $9 million to $6 million, respectively.