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Special Review of the Workers' Compensation Program Administered by the Department of Labor and Employment Security , Report No. 12160, August 1993

  • The majority of judges of Compensation Claims indicated they could meet their responsibilities without reviewing Division case files, since judges routinely obtain documents needed for rendering orders from the parties involved in hearings rather than from the Division. Additionally, the majority of judges would like to retain in their offices for use in subsequent hearings case documents received from the Division and the parties rather than return them to Tallahassee.
  • The Division of Workers' Compensation is not effectively using existing data to target audits of carrier claims processing practices. Division staff must manually compile certain data for use in targeting audits. Also, the Division's computerized reports do not contain information for assessing the magnitude of carrier problems nor do they compile data indicating the quantity and types of problems experienced by carriers.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Workers' Compensation
Workers' Compensation Appeals

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 02-70 Special Examination: Division of Administrative Hearings Method of Assessing Fees Needs Significant Revision, published in December 2002.

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