Office of Injured Employee Counsel Updates Notice of Ombudsman Program


Austin, Texas ( – All employers participating in the Texas workers’ compensation system must post a notice of the Office of Injured Employee Counsel’s Ombudsman Program. Changes were made to the wording of the existing notice (effective June 2013).

Rule 276.5(c) includes information about the Ombudsman Program notice. It was amended and became effective in April 2018. The Ombudsman Program notice must be posted in the personnel office and in the workplace where each employee will regularly see the notice. It must be in English, Spanish, and any other language that is common to the employer's employees.

Go to for the notice’s required text, print requirements, and printable poster versions. Employers should replace the notice as soon as possible. If the notice is currently part of an all-in-one labor law poster, it can be replaced when the employer receives the annual update.

About the Office of Injured Employee Counsel

The Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC) is the state agency that assists, educates, and advocates on behalf of the injured employees of Texas. OIEC has 21 offices throughout Texas.

The agency’s services include advocacy, customer service, and dispute assistance. For more about the Office of Injured Employee Counsel visit

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