HONOLULU (AP) — A proposal to reduce wage loss compensation for disabled federal employees when they reach retirement age is being discussed at a hearing held by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.

The Democrat from Hawaii is planning the Tuesday meeting in Washington to discuss changes to the federal workers' compensation program.

Akaka says he's considering proposals intended to modernize the program, improve return-to-work incentives and reduce the overall cost to the federal government.

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