California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted the 2009 DWC Audit Unit annual report and the ethics advisory committee’s annual report on its Web site. The Audit Unit annual report provides information on how claims administrators audited by the DWC in 2008 performed and includes a ranking report. The workers’ compensation ethics advisory committee is a state committee independent from the DWC, that is charged with reviewing and monitoring complaints of misconduct filed against workers’ compensation administrative law judges.
The 2009 Audit Unit annual report details the results of 75 audits conducted in 2008 and provides statewide listing of all audits conducted together with analyses of cited violations and compensation found due and unpaid to injured workers. Performance ratings, cited violations and compensation due are also detailed in exhibits for the individual audits. The report also includes the administrative director’s ranking report which lists all claims administrators audited during the period according to their performance.
The 2009 audit unit report can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/audit.html.
The workers’ compensation ethics advisory committee’s annual report for 2008 is also now available. for viewing or downloading from the DWC Web site. The ethics advisory committee is required to make a public report each year summarizing activities in the previous calendar year.
The 2008 annual report may be viewed or downloaded at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwcrep.htm.
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