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Classification Research Studies Currently in Progress

September 30, 2015

As part of its administration of the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) and the Standard Classification System, the WCIRB performs studies to ensure that USRP provisions and classifications are in line with the California economy and changes to various industries. The following studies are currently in progress and could potentially lead to recommendations to amend applicable USRP provisions effective January 1, 2017.

Payroll / Remuneration

In response to numerous inquiries concerning how certain types of remuneration are treated with respect to basis of exposure, staff will conduct a holistic review of the USRP’s basis of exposure provisions listed a Part 3, Section V, Rule 1, Payroll – Remuneration, and Appendix II, Payroll/Remuneration Table. The objective of this study is to propose enhancements as necessary to improve clarity, consistency and accuracy and to benchmark against other jurisdictions. This study will be conducted in two or more phases and will include but is not limited to reviewing remuneration rules applicable to restricted stock units, cafeteria benefit plans, the Davis-Bacon Act and various types of bonuses.

Property Management Industry

The WCIRB last conducted a comprehensive review of the property management industry in 2003. The current study will review, and as appropriate, recommend changes to the classifications listed below to clarify, update and enhance classification descriptions and provide direction as to their application, including the procedures for classifying operations at mixed-use properties and for employers with multiple types of properties under management.

  • Classification 8740(1), Apartment or Condominium Complex Operation – N.O.C. – property management supervisors
  • Classification 8740(2), Building Operation – commercial properties – property management supervisors
  • Classification 8740(3), Building Operation – N.O.C. – property management supervisors
  • Classification 8740(4), Mobile Home Park Operation – property management supervisors
  • Classification 8740(5), Warehouses – self-storage – property management supervisors
  • Classification 8740(6), Apartment or Condominium Complex Operation for Seniors – age restricted – property management supervisors
  • Classification 9011, Apartment or Condominium Complex Operation – N.O.C. – not Homeowners Associations
  • Classification 9009, Building Operation – commercial properties – all other employees
  • Classification 9007, Apartment or Condominium Complex Operation for Seniors
  • Classification 9015(1), Building Operation – N.O.C. – all other employees
  • Classification 9010, Mobile Home Park Operation – all other employees
  • Classification 8290, Warehouses – self-storage – all other employees

Health and Human Services Industry

This study will review, and as appropriate, recommend changes to the classifications listed below to clarify, update and enhance classification descriptions and provide direction as to their application at locations where multiple levels of care are provided to residents.

  • Classification 8851, Congregate Living Facilities for the Elderly
  • Classification 8829(1), Nursing Homes
  • Classification 8829(2), Convalescent Homes or Convalescent Hospitals
  • Classification 8829(4), Rest Homes
  • Classification 8829(5), Sanitariums
  • Classification 9070(1), Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
  • Classifications 9070(3), Residential Care Facilities for Adults

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