December 15, 2017

CA DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2016

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently announced that it has posted the 2016 ethics advisory committee’s annual report on its website.

The Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee (EAC) is a state committee independent of the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). The EAC is charged with reviewing and monitoring complaints of misconduct filed against workers’ compensation administrative law judges (WCALJs, or judges).

As civil servants, WCALJs are not subject to review by the California Commission on Judicial Performance, the agency responsible for investigating misconduct complaints directed at judges serving on the Supreme, Superior, and Appellate courts. The EAC’s authority and duties are set forth in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, Sections 9722 to 9723.

The EAC meets at regular intervals to review complaints of judicial misconduct and to make recommendations to the Chief Judge and the administrative director of the DWC if a complaint warrants a formal investigation by the administrative director’s staff.

The ethics advisory committee is required to make a public report each year summarizing activities in the previous calendar year.

The 2016 annual report may be viewed or downloaded here: CA DWC Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2016 (PDF)

Source: CA DWC

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