Lincoln, NE – After more than 28 years of service to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, 18 of which as the court’s Administrator, Glenn Morton will retire on September 6, 2016.
Glenn began his career with the court as Legal Counsel on June 13, 1988 before becoming Administrator on July 1, 1998. As Administrator, Glenn has served as the chief administrative officer for the court and has been the primary liaison between the Presiding Judge and administrative and operational functions of the court. The Administrator is also charged with implementing and enforcing the various administrative and regulatory provisions of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act, and serves as liaison to the Nebraska Legislature.
Among the highlights of his career, Glenn was elected as President of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) in 2005, after serving for several years on the association’s executive committee. The IAIABC represents workers’ compensation administrators and associate members from the United States, Canada, and several other countries. Glenn also served for a number of years as chair of the lAIABC’s Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Council, which establishes and updates national standards for the electronic transmission of workers’ compensation data between claims payers and state agencies. In Nebraska, Glenn has been instrumental in the formulation and passage of several significant legislative bills amending the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act. These include LB 757 in 1993, which greatly increased the administrative responsibilities and staff of the Workers’ Compensations Court.
“It has been both an honor and a privilege serving the court and the Nebraska workers’ compensation system,” Glenn stated reflecting upon his time at the court. “While I look forward to my retirement, I will truly miss working with the judges, managers, and staff of the court, as well as the various parties interested in the system.”