Consultants since January 2006, we provide a variety of services coast to coast including advice on cases under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act from 39 states and territories. We are not attorneys. All work is kept confidential and is executed by highly experienced former OWCP employees. We have demonstrated excellence in writing and oral communication as well as an understanding of the multiple forces involved in decision making at OWCP.
Toby Rubenstein, founder of the consulting practice, is a graduate of Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, with a B.A. in government. Previously a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration, beginning in 1985 she spent 21 years with OWCP in Dallas, Philadelphia, in the National Office on a lengthy detail, and, finally in the Washington, D.C. District Office as a Claims Manager. Among many others, she received three Secretary’s Exceptional achievement Awards.
She has extensive knowledge of OWCP regulations and procedures, as well as knowledge gained through working with various agencies and unions in the course of her duties at OWCP. She served as a member of five Accountability Review Teams to assess the quality of work in other offices and presented training sessions for the AFGE and to agencies such as the National Park Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, the U.S. Mint, and the Bureau of the Prisons in several states and the District of Columbia. She wrote training materials for OWCP, utilized nationwide and has provided training to several law offices.
In addition, Ms. Rubenstein has delivered PowerPoint presentations at a number of conferences. She is a member in good standing of the Federal Law and Advocacy Group, participating actively with attorneys on an almost daily basis.