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Schools and Day Care Programs: How Classifications 8868/9101, 8875 and 9059 Apply

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Schools and Day Care Programs: How Classifications 8868/9101, 8875 and 9059 Apply

March 12, 2014

When a school assigned to Classifications 8868, Colleges or Schools - private – academic professionals / 9101, Colleges or Schools - private, or 8875, Public Colleges or Schools, also provides before school or after school day care programs for the schools' students, only the school classifications will apply. Classification 9059, Day Care Centers, contains a restriction that limits its ability to be assigned with the school classifications as follows:
 

DAY CARE CENTERS - child - not residential care facilities - all employees - including Receptionists
 
Classification 9059 shall not be used for division of payroll in connection with Classifications 8868, Colleges or Schools - private - academic professionals, 9101, Colleges or Schools - private, or 8875(1), Public Colleges or Schools, unless the operation described by Classification 9059 constitutes a separate and distinct enterprise having no connection with the operations covered by Classifications 8868, 9101 or 8875(1).
 
This classification shall also apply to day care services provided by employers primarily for the use of their employees' dependents.
9059

The WCIRB often receives questions about what constitutes a separate and distinct enterprise having no connection for employers that operate both schools and day care programs. The following conditions create a connection that will preclude assignment of Classification 9059:

  • Crossover or commonality between school students and daycare attendees, or;
  • Crossover or commonality between school teachers/aides and day care staff

Employees who solely perform operations in general support of more than one classifiable operation and who do not engage in operations that are integral to either operation do not create a connection between the school and day care operations. Examples of such employees include, but are not limited to janitorial or facility maintenance, office or administrative support, or bus drivers.

When there is no connection between the school and day care operations, Classification 9059 and the applicable school classification(s) are assignable provided the provisions of the Multiple Enterprises rule (found in California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan-1995, Part 3, Standard Classification System, Section III, General Classification Procedures, Rule 3) are met.

To learn more about the Standard Classification System, see the USRP or the WCIRB Quick Reference Guide in the Manuals and Plans section of the WCIRB website (www.wcirb.com).

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