Workers' Compensation

Authority and Responsibility

Major responsibilities that cannot be delegated:

  • Responsible for making sure employees are adequately trained to immediately report workplace injuries and illnesses to Workers’ Compensation.
  • Responsible for making sure department representatives understand how Cal OSHA defines a serious injury and the need to immediately report such instances to Employee Health & Safety.
  • Responsible for departmental system to adequately investigate root causes of employee injury and illnesses for the purpose of preventing reoccurrence in the future.
  • Responsible for departmental adherence to UC Davis PPM 370-20 requiring 60 days of modified duty accommodations and a good faith effort to continue same thereafter.
  • Establishes and supports departmental responsibility to meet medical restrictions as imposed by employee physicians.

You can find resources on what an Administrative Official can delegate on the Delegations page. Learn more about areas of potential risk and visit the Resources page for additional information.

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