Policy Number: 406.6

Policy: Worker's Compensation

Date Adopted: 02/95

Revision Date: 06/03, 09/12

References: MUS 713.1-713.2

Approved By: Robert A. Duringer, Vice President for Administration & Finance


The University of Montana administers workers' compensation in accordance with applicable Montana State law, Board of Regents policies and collective bargaining agreements. It is the policy of the University to provide and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all employees to foster a positive atmosphere for learning and the educational process. Accidents will be viewed as lapses in our ability to accomplish this. Safety, health and wellness efforts will focus on prevention of accidents and illness. Each department, manager, supervisor and individual employee will be held accountable for safety and health efforts as a part of their performance review.

The Montana University System (MUS) Self-funded Workers' Compensation Program shall ensure that Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work (SAW/RTW) assistance is available to eligible MUS employees in accordance with Montana Workers' Compensation Act (MCA Title 39, Chapter 71 Part 10 and Administrative Rules published by the Montana Department of Labor (ARM 24.29.1801-1821).

It is the policy of MUS Workers' Compensation Program (MUS Work Comp) to provide Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work (SAW/RTW) assistance to help an employee return to meaningful, productive employment as soon as possible following a comprehensive work-related injury or occupational disease.

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