Workers’ Compensation Insurance provides benefits for workers who are injured or suffer an occupational disease as a result of their work.

Employees How to Report an Accident

How to file a claim or report a workplace injury or illness for injured employees.

Managers/Supervisors Filing a Claim

Information for managers/supervisors and HR contacts on accident reporting requirements and workers' compensation claims process.

Workers' Compensation FAQ's

Including who reports on-the-job injuries and illnesses, filing a claim, medical treatment, time loss benefit, definitions of terms and more.

Accident Reporting Process

Diagram showing the process for reporting of an accident.

Legal Requirements

All Oregon employers must carry workers' compensation insurance or be self-insured. The Oregon University System is insured through SAIF Corporation. The state legislature determines who qualifies for benefits and at what level. For more information regarding workers' compensation regulation, visit the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

Who is covered?
Employees of the University whose injury or illness arises during the course and scope of their employment with the University. The definition of "employee" includes:

  • Classified Staff
  • Unclassified Faculty
  • Student Employees
  • Employees of the OUS may be covered under certain circumstances

Who is not covered?
Individuals that are not employees of the University. For example:

  • Volunteers and visitors. These individuals may be covered by other policies not workers’ compensation. For additional information, contact the Office of Risk Management at 541-737-4957
  • Outside agencies, contractors, vendors and their employees. These individuals are not employees of the University and need to seek benefits from their employers should they become injured.
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Employee Benefits Staff List

Employee Benefits - 204 Kerr | 541-737-2805 | general email
Donna Chastain Donna Chastain Director, Workplace Solutions 541-737-2806
Heidi Melton Human Resources Officer
Workers’ Compensation, Standard Insurance Claims (STD&LTD)
541-737-2916
Christina Schaaf Benefits Consultant
Benefit Issues for Business Centers: HSBC, BEBC & AABC
541-737-2835
Jessica Dalziel Benefits Consultant
Benefit Issues for Business Centers: UABC, FOBC & Chancellor’s Office
541-737-3521
Roshni Sabedra Benefits Consultant
FMLA/OFLA/Military Leave
541-737-5946
Whitney Barstad Benefits Consultant
Benefit Issues for Business Centers: ASBC & AMBC
541-737-2269
Patricia Young Benefits Consultant
Retirement, Savings & Pension Programs
541-737-8254