STATE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

DEFUNCT UNITS


CLAIMS
Reorganized as Claims Management Division in Aug. 2016.

CLAIMS AUTOMATION DIVISION
Renamed Claims Services Division in 1998.

CLAIMS PROCESSING DIVISION
Restructured in March 2001 as two divisions: Claims, and Processing.

COMMUNICATIONS, TECHNICAL SUPPORT, OFFICE AUTOMATION & FILENET, STATISTICS
Under Information Technology Division, renamed Technical Support and Office Automation in 2003.

DOCUMENT PROCESSING
Under Processing Division, reorganized as Scanning and Indexing in 2003.

EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE SECTION
Under Insurance Compliance and Reporting Division, abolished in 2006.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OFFICE
Renamed Human Resources Division in 1997.

FAIR PRACTICES, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, & ADA
In Aug. 2016, functions divided between Equal Opportunity and ADA, and Fair Practices.

INFORMATION SUPPORT DIVISION
Renamed Information Technology Division in Dec. 2000.

INSURANCE DIVISION
Renamed Insurance Compliance and Reporting Division in Aug. 2006.

SELF-INSURANCE SECTION
Under Insurance, Compliance and Reporting Division, abolished in Dec. 2007.

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION SECTION
In 1998, reorganized as Systems Administration, Technical Support, Communications, and Statistical Section.

TASK FORCE TO STUDY EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE WITH WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
Appointed by State Workers' Compensation Commission:
R. Karl Aumann, Esq., Co-Chair
Maureen E. Quinn, Esq., Co-Chair
Mary K. Ahearn; Susan R. Bass; Roger Campbell; James W. Himes, Esq.; Pamela Randi Johnson; Steven T. Jones; Michele J. McDonald, Esq.; Betty Mull.

In 2006, State Workers' Compensation Commission established Task Force to Study Employer Compliance with Workers' Compensation Insurance Requirements. Task Force studied ways to increase compliance with requirement that employers carry workers' compensation insurance, including community education and enhanced penalties. Task Force also considered issues, such as employers' conversion of employees to independent contractors, home owners' failure to insure housekeepers and home health-care workers, and noncompliance in dry cleaning and construction trades.

Task Force submitted its report to State Workers' Compensation Commission on Nov. 12, 2008.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT & COMMUNICATIONS SECTION
Reformed as Computer Operations, Document Imaging, and Data Entry Division in 1998.

VERIFICATION SECTION
Under Claims Division, abolished in 2006.

WORK GROUP TO STUDY DEATH BENEFITS FOR DEPENDENTS
Staff: Amy S. Lackington (410) 864-5302; e-mail:
alackington@wcc.state.md.us

R. Karl Aumann, Esq., Chair

Appointed by Chair, State Workers' Compensation Commission: Dennis W. Carroll, Esq.; Michael L. Dailey, Esq.; Paula S. Etting, Esq.; Mark T. Hackmann, Esq.; Andrew H. Kahn, Esq.; Heather H. Kraus, Esq.; James A. Lanier, Esq.; Maureen E. Quinn, Esq.; Gene S. Ryan; Clifford B. Sobin, Esq.; Barbara J. Windsor.

In July 2009, Work Group to Study Death Benefits for Dependents was established (Chapters 616 & 617, Acts of 2009). Work Group considered possible statutory changes to ensure fair and equitable death benefits to individuals wholly and partially dependent on a covered employee.

Work Group submitted its report to Senate Finance Committee and House Economic Matters Committee on Dec. 9, 2009.

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