Employees of the Chancellor's Office are covered for any
injury/illness arising out of or in the course of employment, at no charge
to the employee.
Sedgwick CMS is the plan administrator for workers' compensation.
If an employee qualifies for workers' compensation, all approved medical
bills will be paid in addition to any temporary or permanent disability
payments to which an employee is entitled.
If an employee is unable to work as a result of a work-related injury or illness,
he or she may elect to receive Industrial Disability Leave (IDL) in lieu of
temporary disability payments. IDL provides full pay for the first 22 days of
disability, with two-thirds pay for the next 11 months of disability. Employees
disabled for 14 days or less do not receive IDL for the first three days
(waiting period) unless hospitalized.
All job-related injuries or illnesses should be immediately reported to the
employee's supervisor or Human Resource Services (1-4070). Employees will be given
an "Employee's Claim for Workers' Compensation Benefits" form to complete and return
to HR Services.
The Chancellor's Office has designated a medical facility
(map) to provide medical
treatment for the first 30 days from the date of injury. However, if prior
to an injury, Human Resource Services has been provided with a
Form (.pdf) naming a personal physician, employees may seek medical care from
this physician immediately after injury. Under Labor Code Section 4600 (d) the
designated physician must (1) be the employee's primary care physician, (2) have
treated the employee in the past, (3) retain his or her medical records
(including medical history), and (4) agree to be predesignated.
January 27, 2014