Workers' Compensation 07-06-02

Summary

This policy establishes the responsibility of the University, as defined by the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act (PA WC Act), to compensate employees for injuries sustained or exposure to an occupational disease hazard during the course of employment. This policy also establishes guidelines for modified duty work for employees who are receiving Workers’ Compensation lost wage replacement, so they may perform productive work within the functional limitations imposed by a work injury or illness. In compliance with the provisions of the PA WC Act, the University is permitted to self-insure its workers’ compensation liabilities. Therefore, the University retains a third-party claims administrator (TPA) to administer WC payments as defined by the PA WC Act and as managed through the University’s Office of Risk Management, Insurance & Workers’ Compensation (ORMI).

Organization

Category: Human Resources
Section: Employee Support
Effective Date: February 1, 2012
Last Reviewed: February 1, 2012
Responsible Unit:
Responsible Executive: Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations
Policy Contact:

Procedure(s) and Supporting Documents

Workers' Compensation Procedure 07-06-02