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The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, educating approximately 165,000 students each year and employing 40,000 faculty and staff statewide.  With 13 universities across 26 campuses and a statewide extension network with offices in every county, the UW System is a tremendous academic, cultural, and economic resource for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

The Office of Risk Management is dedicated to providing the UW System with a worker’s compensation benefit program that pays for medical treatment and wages lost due to injuries or illnesses that happen at work. This includes establishing policies to ensure the preservation of System assets by the minimization of loss at all institutions. More specifically, the university employee worker’s compensation disability claims as part of the claims management operations of the State’s Self-funded Worker’s Compensation program.

POSITION SUMMARY
While experience in workers compensation is helpful, we will accept entry-level applicants where “on the job” training will be provided. Under the close review of the lead Senior Examiner and the supervision of the Risk Manager of the Office of Risk Management in the University of Wisconsin System Administration, this position manages an assigned portion of university employee worker’s compensation claims.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include the following key activities:

  • Receive and investigate claims to approve, suspend, or deny claims within the statutory guidelines laid out by Wisconsin Stats. Chapter 102.
  • Following compensability determination, issues timely worker’s compensation benefits and maintains appropriate case reserves.
  • Handle confidential information relating to employee data and medical records
  • Recommends appropriate use of third-party services such as private investigations, independent medical examinations, and case management services.
  • Evaluates the potential for third party lawsuits and notifies all parties of the state’s subrogation interests.
  • Prepares responses to applications for hearings on disputed claims.
  • Assist campuses in the development of early return to work programs, striving to restore the injured worker to a pre-injury health status and gainful employment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Products
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to analyze difficult problems and make independent judgments

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with claims management
  • Knowledge of business mathematics
  • Desire to understand and administer relevant worker’s compensation law and return to work programs.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The UW System is required to conduct a criminal background and sexual harassment check for final candidate(s) prior to employment.  Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment

WORK LOCATION
The office location is 780 Regent St, Madison, 53715.  This position may work a hybrid schedule with some days in the office and the ability to work remotely. A schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Both positions are full-time, academic staff (exempt) position. Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $50,600.00 to $66,250.00 commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefits package. To learn more about the benefits package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials as soon as possible. Applicant screening will begin immediately and be ongoing through Sunday, September 11, 2022. However, applications may be accepted until the position has been filled.

  1. Go to the UWSA Applicant Portalto submit your materials online and select the appropriate applicant portal, either External Applicants or Internal Applicants  and click on the position title that you want to apply for.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to include your salary expectations when asked in our applicant tracking In addition, please be sure to upload ALL THREE of the required documents: resume, cover letter, and references as PDF files. Failing to include any of these documents may disqualify your application.
    1. Your cover letter MUST specifically address how your education and experience relate to the position and qualifications. Be sure to emphasize the areas outlined under “Minimum Qualificatios.”
    2. Your reference page should include the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references with at least one being from a current or previous supervisor.
  3. Submit your application.

The University of Wisconsin System Administration is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, and person with disabilities.

Questions may be addressed to: Angie Koppen, Human Resources, at akoppen@uwsa.edu.