Workers Compensation

Provide workers’ compensation benefits to eligible employees, ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, and minimize associated costs.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Collect, maintain, and analyze loss data.


Ensure compliance with federal and California laws; monitor legislation, legal opinions, and case law for changes.


Investigate, evaluate, and authorize all new lost time claims.


Approve the use of salary continuation.


Approve expenditures, evaluate and recommend settlement proposals, and obtain approval for settlement payments.


Ensure that the third party administrator completes all required elements of contracts.


Assist outside legal counsel to defend claims, and coordinate subrogation recovery.


Notify management of any permanent work restriction for injured employees and evaluate industrial disability retirement applications.


Assist managers and supervisors to return an injured employee to regular or modified duty and develop a modified duty contract.


Respond to employee, supervisor, and management inquiries related to workers' compensation and occupational safety and health; provide training on workers’ compensation.


Update the Risk Management Frequency and Severity Report.


Personally meet with employees experiencing lost time injuries to explain workers compensation benefits.


Conduct semi-annual claim reviews of the Third Party Administrator.


Conduct annual workers’ compensation review with City Administrator and the three departments with the highest claims frequency.


STAFFING INFORMATION


Authorized Positions

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023