Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Programs District Offices

The U.S. Depart of Labor, Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP) has several divisions, one of which is the Division of Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Programs (DLHWCP). Each division has a District Director, formerly known as deputy commissioners, and Claims Examiners who supervise the administration of Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation claims. District Directors and Claims Examiners preside over Informal Conferences when the parties are at an impasse on an issue or issues. Following an Informal Conference, the District Director’s office issues recommendations to the parties in an effort to reach informal resolution of the disputes. Disputes arise frequently as to the compensability of medical treatment, whether a longshore worker is entitled to ongoing disability benefits or even whether the case is covered by the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.  33 U.S.C. §§901, et seq.

The goal of the OWCP and the respective divisions is to minimize the impact of employment injuries and deaths on employees and their families by ensuring that workers’ compensation benefits provided under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and it extensions (including the Defense Base Act) are paid promptly and properly, and providing information, technical and compliance assistance, support, and informal dispute resolution services to workers, employers, and insurers.

The Division of Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Programs District Office contact information is:

Region 1 – Boston
Jurisdiction: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
District Director: David B. Groeneveld
Regional Director: Robert Sullivan
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office #1, Boston
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
JFK Federal Building, Room E-260
Boston, MA 02203
(617) 624-6750 phone
(617 624-6603 fax
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Region 2 – New York
Jurisdiction: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico , Virgin Islands
District Director: Richard V. Robilotti
Regional Director: Robert Sullivan
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office #2, New York
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
201 Varick Street, Room 740
Post Office Box 249
New York, NY 10014-0249
(646) 264-3010 phone
(646) 264-3002 fax
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Region 3 – Philadelphia
Baltimore Longshore District Office
Jurisdiction: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
District Director: Emma Riley
Regional Director: R. David Lotz
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 4 Baltimore
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
31 Hopkins Place
Room 410-B Federal Building
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-3677 phone
(410) 962-2796 fax

Norfolk Longshore District Office
Jurisdiction: Virginia
District Director: Theresa Magyar
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 5, Norfolk
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
Federal Building, Room 212
200 Granby Mall
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 441-3071 phone
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Region 4 – Atlanta
Jurisdiction: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
District Director: Charles Lee
Regional Director: Richard Brettell
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 6, Jacksonville
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
Charles E. Bennett Federal Building
400 West Bay Street, Room 63A, Box 28
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 357-4788 phone
(904) 357-4787 phone
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Region 6 – Dallas

Houston Longshore District Office
Jurisdiction: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas
District Director: Brad Soshea
Regional Director: E. Martin Walker
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 8, Houston
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
Mickey Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith Street, Suite 870
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 209-3235 phone
(713) 209-3257 fax

New Orleans Longshore District Office
Jurisdiction: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi
District Director: David A. Duhon
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 7, New Orleans
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 617
New Orleans, LA 70130
U.S. Mail to:
P.O. Box 30728
New Orleans, LA 70190-0728.
(504) 589-2671 phone
(504) 589-3969 fax
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Region 9 – San Francisco
San Francisco Longshore District Office
Jurisdiction: California (Northern Counties), Arizona, Nevada
District Director: R. Todd Bruininks
Regional Director: Sharon Tyler
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 13, San Francisco
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
90 7th Street, Suite 15100
San Francisco, CA 94103-6716
(415) 625-7669 phone
(415) 625-7470 fax

Honolulu Longshore District Office
Jurisdiction: Hawaii
District Director: R. Todd Bruininks
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 15, Honolulu
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 5-135
Post Office Box 50209
Honolulu, HI 96850
(808) 541-1983 phone

Long Beach Longshore District Office
Jurisdiction: California (Southern Counties)
District Director: Eric Richardson
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 18, Long Beach
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
401 East Ocean Blvd, Suite 720
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562)980-3577 phone
(562)980-3587 fax
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Region 10 – Seattle
Jurisdiction: Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
District Director: Karen Staats
Regional Director: Sharon Tyler
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office 14, Seattle
U.S. Department of Labor
ESA/OWCP/DLHWC
1111 Third Avenue, Suite 620
Seattle, WA 98101-3212
(206) 398-8255 phone
(206)398-8211 fax
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District 40 – Washington DC
Jurisdiction: Washington, DC
Director: Michael Green
Contact Information:
Longshore District Office #40, Washington
DC Department of Employment Services
64 New York Ave NE – 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 671-1070 phone
(202) 671-1929 fax