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Property Management Supervisors

April 5, 2017

Property management operations are classified using companion classifications - pairs of classifications that together describe the operations that normally prevail in a business. Each pair of companion classifications consists of one restricted classification that is applicable only to employees that meet its specific definition and a second broad classification that is defined to apply to all other employees.

To learn more about companion classifications, see Part 3, Standard Classification System, Sections II and III of the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP).

There are seven pairs of companion classifications in the Property Management/Operation Industry Group. Property management supervisors meeting specific requirements qualify for assignment to Classification 8740, the lower rated class in each pair of property management companion classifications. Significant changes were adopted effective January 1, 2017 to the qualifying requirements for this assignment, establishing consistent requirements for property management supervisors that manage different types of properties.

As representative examples, the pair of companion classifications for building operations, Classifications 8740(3) and 9015(1), and the relevant portions of their USRP phraseologies effective January 1, 2017 are shown below:

BUILDING OPERATION – N.O.C. – property management supervisors – not resident or on-site managers or supervisors

This classification applies to non-residing property management supervisors who exercise direction through maintenance or operations supervisors who directly supervise employees engaged in the operation, maintenance and care of properties such as individual apartment or condominium units (not apartment or condominium complexes), single-family residences, duplexes, triplexes and other residential properties consisting of not more than three units per building, undeveloped land, recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds that are not described by another Property Management/Operation classification. This classification also applies to non-residing property management supervisors who oversee such properties at which all operation, maintenance and care activities are conducted by separate concerns and no payroll is assignable to 9015(1), Building Operation – N.O.C. – all other employees. 

Property management supervisors not meeting the above conditions shall be classified as 9015(1), Building Operation – N.O.C. – all other employees.

Also refer to companion Classification 9015(1), Building Operation – N.O.C. – all other employees.

8740(3) 

 

BUILDING OPERATION – N.O.C. – all other employees – including resident employees

When lodging is provided by the employer, the total remuneration shall include the market value of such lodging to the employee.

This classification applies to the management or operation of properties such as individual apartment or condominium units (not apartment or condominium complexes), single-family residences, duplexes, triplexes and other residential properties consisting of not more than three units per building, undeveloped land, recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds that are not described by another Property Management/Operation classification. This classification includes property managers engaged in the direct supervision of employees engaged in the operation, maintenance and care of properties. Such operations include but are not limited to cleaning and maintaining property grounds and structures, maintaining ventilation and heating systems, changing door locks and directories, interior remodeling, exterior landscape maintenance, swimming pool maintenance, restroom maintenance, security and the operation of parking facilities.

Also refer to companion Classification 8740(3), Building Operation – N.O.C. – property management supervisors. Classification 8740(3) applies to non-residing property management supervisors who exercise direction through maintenance or operations supervisors who directly supervise employees engaged in the operation, maintenance and care of properties. Classification 8740(3) also applies to non-residing property management supervisors who oversee properties at which all operation, maintenance and care activities are conducted by separate concerns and no payroll is assignable to 9015(1). Property managers not meeting the above conditions shall be classified as 9015(1).  

 9015(1)

 

These two companion classifications include the N.O.C. (not otherwise classified) designation and, as such, apply to the management or operation of any type of property that is not more specifically described by another Property Management/Operation classification. Classification 8740(3) is restricted to specific employees while 9015(1) is broad, applying to all other employees.

There are multiple requirements that must be met to qualify for assignment to Classification 8740(3):
  

  1. The employee must be a non-residing management supervisor who does not live at any of the properties being managed.
  2. If the property management company develops any payroll in Classification 9015(1) – typically by employees engaged in maintenance operations – there must be separate maintenance or operations supervisors who directly supervise these employees for the non-residing management supervisor to be assignable to Classification 8740(3).
  3. If all property operation, maintenance and care activities are conducted by separate concerns and no payroll is developed in Classification 9015(1), the non-residing management supervisor is assignable to Classification 8740(3).

The requirement that property management supervisors be based off-site away from the managed properties and that separate on-site managers be maintained in certain cases were eliminated effective January 1, 2017. These changes simplify the process for establishing which employees qualify for assignment to Classification 8740 as property management supervisors.

 To learn more about the classifications covered in this e-newsletter, use the Classification Search tool on WCIRB.com. To learn more about special industry classification procedures, consult Part 3, Section IV, Special Industry Classification Procedures, of the USRP.

Related Resources

Classification Code Listings
Online Guide to Workers’ Compensation: The Standard Classification System

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