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POLICY #8.5.5 
SUBJECT: Workers' Compensation


I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this Policy is to state the University policy on workers’ compensation.


II. REFERENCES

  1. Utah Code § 34A-2 Workers’ Compensation Act

III. DEFINITIONS

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IV. POLICY

  1. All University employees and volunteers come under the provisions of the Utah Workers’ Compensation Act. Any accident occurring within the course of employment shall be reported immediately to the supervisor and within 24 hours to the Office of Human Resources on the official accident report form. (Accidents not reported or reported late may be subject to non-payment by the State of Utah Labor Commission.) Certain medical and hospital expenses are covered under the compensation law, as well as compensation to an employee for temporary, permanent, or total disability.
  2. Injured salaried staff employees under regular University appointment who are covered by Workers’ Compensation may remain on University sick leave (up to 130 calendar days at the University’s discretion) receiving full salary until such sick leave has been exhausted or denied. During this period, all compensation received from the workers compensation carrier must be surrendered to the Payroll Office. When sick leave privileges have been exhausted, the employee shall be placed on leave without pay. The employee shall then continue to receive and keep compensation awarded by the workers compensation carrier. Faculty and hourly employees are covered by workers compensation loss time benefits but do not accrue University sick leave.
  3. Accident report forms may be obtained online at the link in Section V, from the supervisor, or the Human Resources Office. Also, assistance in filling out the accident report or additional information is available through the Human Resources Office.

V. RELEVANT FORMS/LINKS


VI. QUESTIONS/RESPONSIBLE OFFICE

The responsible office for this Policy is the Vice President for Finance and Administration. For questions about this Policy, contact the Office of Human Resources.


VII. POLICY ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT DATES

Date Approved: November 2, 1990

Amended: September 23, 2005