AAUP absence accreditation adjunct administration administrator affiliate affirmative alerts animal-research appeal Archives artist assault assistant-professor associate-professor attendance award benefits budget bylaws chairperson cheating citation civil class Commencement commitment committee compensation complaint computers confidentiality conflict consultant consulting contract convocation Convocations copyright core course creativity curriculum deadly-weapons dean degrees delegation department disability discipline discrimination dissertation doctoral-degree drug emergency employee employment entertainment ethics evaluation exempt expenses Faculty faculty federal fireworks fulltime gifts goals grievance guests harassment health hiring holidays home-page honesty honorary honors instructor Intellectual-property IRB leadership leave lecturer legal librarians Library loan master-schedule medical Medical Leave meetings membership mileage military minutes mission nonexempt nonuniversity notifications objectives osha pagemasters parttime payroll personal-vehicles personal-web-pages plagiarism plan Policy political posthumous pre-tenure privacy pro-rata probation professor program progressive promotion property rank records redflag regular remembrances remuneration research Research resignation retrenchment sabbatical safety scholar scholarship seal search Security semester Senate service severe-weather Sisters smoking snow-days Speakers staff state student-handbook students succession syllabus teaching temporary tenure term termination theft thesis threats travel tuition vacation values violent-acts weather web

Policy Statement

Lay employees are covered by Workers' Compensation Insurance. The University pays the full cost of this insurance. This insurance provides compensation for lost wages and/or medical expenses incurred in the event of occupational injuries and/or diseases.

Employees are required to treat with one of the University's panel of health care providers for the first ninety days of a Worker's Compensation injury or disease. Payment for wages and/or medical bills may be refused if the employee does not comply.

Claims are reviewed and approved according to the process of State law. The amount paid to an employee is determined by State law and is in lieu of salary.

Compensation for lost wages due to a job-related disability is paid starting on the eighth calendar day of disability. If an individual is out of work for 14 or more calendar days, s/he will also receive retroactive compensation for the first seven days of disability.

To ensure prompt and efficient handling of Worker's Compensation claims, an accident must be reported immediately to the Human Resources Department.

Related Policies


07/01/89 - Reaffirmed with publication of Faculty Manual
01/30/06 - Cyclical review approved