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WCD Today

WCD Today is an online newsletter that focuses on workers’ compensation issues in Oregon.


January 2024 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: Continuing to improve and build on the past
  • Modernization Program update
  • Meet the new rules coordinator: Marie Loiseau
  • Industry notices
  • Preferred Worker Program success: Jason Wallender
  • A worker’s journey with the Workers’ Compensation Division
  • The wait is over -- let's get back together: 2024 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
  • WCD in the community

July 2023 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: Division and legislative updates
  • Modernization Program update
  • Meet new Employment Services Team Manager Charity Steffen
  • Meet new Legislative Coordinator Teri Watson
  • Preferred Worker Program success: Linda Davis
  • History of change management
  • Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference: May 9-10, 2024
  • WCD in the community

January 2023 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: Looking forward
  • Modernization Program updates
  • Electronic document upload application: A step forward in the digital age
  • Preferred Worker Program success story: Two septuagenarian truck drivers, a husband and wife, use the Preferred Worker Program to continue life-long careers
  • New Ombuds for Oregon Workers: Barbra Anderson succeeds Jennifer Flood
  • Follow us on social media: The easiest way to stay in the know
  • 2022 Virtual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference Win!

September 2022 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: Welcome Back
  • Legislative Update
  • Matt West named WCD deputy administrator
  • New Operations manager: Shawn Haywood
  • New Resolution manager: Kirsten Schrock
  • Workers' Compensation Educational Conference: November 1-3
  • Dates to remember

July 2021 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: Legislative updates
  • 2021 Legislative update
  • COVID-19 Temporary Paid Leave Program update
  • Meet new Modernization Program manager: Heather Williamson
  • Modernization Program update
  • Meet new Employer Compliance Unit manager: Katie Bruns
  • Preferred Worker Program Success Story: Kim Essex
  • New Medical Arbiter Program video and webpage

January 2021 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: In with 2021 and out with 2020
  • WCD implements MLAC recommendations
  • The COVID-19 Temporary Paid Leave Program
  • New Resolution Manager: Matt West
  • New Employment Services Manager: Barbra Hall
  • Meet the Performance Management Team
  • Workers’ compensation costs to drop for eighth-straight year
  • DCBS releases national study on workers' compensation costs
  • Updated conference and online trainings information

July 2020 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: Adapting to change
  • WCD’s new COVID-19 webpage
  • Meet the BCU Team
  • Tapping into a new career.
  • Modernization Program update
  • Guidance to self-insured employers: Calculating premium assessments
  • New permanent managers in the Performance Section
  • Meet WCD Conference and Training Coordinator Jennifer Hlad

January 2020 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: Current WCD changes
  • Jim Van Ness named WCD acting deputy administrator
  • Meet Cecily Warren, WCD’s Modernization Program manager
  • WCD Modernization Program update
  • Meet the Appellate Review Unit
  • Preferred Worker Program success story: Brandon Martin
  • Rule revision process for EAIP
  • 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference a success
  • Check out the new online training and events calendar

July 2019 newsletter

  • Administrator’s notebook: Welcome back to WCD Today
  • Meet the Workers’ Compensation Division managers
  • 2019 Legislative Session: New laws coming soon
  • Alvarez Construction and Restoration
  • Join us in October!
  • Senate Bill 485 update
  • 2019 legislative session
  • Modernization is coming to WCD

January 2019 newsletter

  • Administrator's notebook: Welcome to WCD Today
  • Meet the WCD section managers
  • Meet WCD's Administrator: Lou Savage
  • Oregon’s return-to-work programs
  • 2018 Workers' Compensation Educational Conference
  • Public rulemaking: Request for advice
  • 2019 legislative session
  • WCD is available through social media