Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Program Advisory Committee

Purpose:
Makes recommendations to the council for improving the statewide administration of the Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Program (JBWCP) and makes recommendations on allocations to and from the Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Fund.

Date Established: December 12, 2014

Key projects of this advisory body are outlined in the annual agenda.

Currently, the 16-member advisory committee is comprised of appellate court clerk/administrators, court executive officers, trial court human resources directors, and human resources senior staff involved in workers’ compensation administration. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice.

  • Ms. Tania Ugrin-Capobianco, Chair, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado
  • Ms. Colette M. Bruggman, Assistant Clerk/Administrator, Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Ms. Heather Capps, Benefits and Disability Programs Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
  • Mr. Joseph Carruesco, Human Resources Director, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Hon. Wynne Carvill, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Ms. Stephanie Cvitkovich, Human Resources Analyst, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Mr. Richard D. Feldstein, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Napa
  • Mr. Kevin Harrigan, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Glenn
  • Ms. Krista LeVier, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Lake
  • Ms. Cindia Martinez, Deputy Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
  • Mr. James Owen, Director of Finance and Human Resources, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
  • Ms. Shannon Stone, Human Resources Director, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa
  • Mr. Hugh K. Swift, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus
  • Mr. Brian Taylor, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Solano
  • Ms. Kimberlie Turner, Human Resources Director, Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
  • Mr. T. Michael Yuen, Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco

Judicial Council Staff Liaison

Mr. Patrick Farrales, Supervising Analyst, Human Resources, Judicial Council of California

The Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Program lists the following resources you can use to manage your workers’ compensation program. These documents will be updated periodically and will contain information for use by all program members.

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The Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Program (JBWCP) Advisory Committee succeeds the Judicial Branch Workers’ Compensation Oversight Committee, formerly a subcommittee of the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee. It was created in 2001 to assist trial courts with the then-newly-established workers’ compensation program. The workers’ compensation program is no longer limited to the trial courts: it has expanded to include all judicial branch entities except the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

The mission of the JBWCP Advisory Committee is to protect the interests of the program participants and eligible injured workers. Participants of the program include the following judicial branch entities:

State Judicial Branch

  • Supreme Court of California
  • Courts of Appeal
  • Habeas Corpus Resource Center
  • Commission on Judicial Performance
  • Judicial Council of California

Trial Courts

  • Superior Courts of California, excluding Los Angeles

Judicial Officers

  • Superior Court judges

It strives to achieve its mission by ensuring timely and accurate claims’ adjudication; collaborating to assess program successes and growth opportunities for improvement; and proactively implementing cost-containment efforts and cost-effective interventions.

The advisory committee is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Determine JBWCP priorities and initiatives, and ensure results through outreach and collaboration;
  • Oversee all program vendors to promote administrative efficiency;
  • Provide financial stewardship to ensure adequate funding for the program through the use of annual actuarial loss projections and consistent application of premium/cost allocation to all program participants.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate adjudication of claims;
  • Implement the necessary procedures to obtain appropriate treatment and return injured workers to gainful employment as soon as they are able;
  • Develop useful resources, tools, and procedures for the program participants to ensure efficient and effective claims monitoring;
  • Identify trends and mitigation opportunities to contain costs and manage outcomes.

Contact Information

Human Resources
jbwcp@jud.ca.gov

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