Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Workers' Compensation Commission:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1961-1988



Overview

Creator: Texas Workers' Compensation Commission.
Title: Records
Dates: 1961-1988
Abstract: Types of records present include reports, statistics, and annotated copies of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission objectives dating from 1961 to 1988. Records present are research files of background information concerning the creation of the Commission's objectives compiled by the Workers' Compensation Commission. These research files include copies of the objectives of the Commission's predecessor, the Texas Industrial Accident Board. The Workers' Compensation Commission, in taking over many of the duties and responsibilities of the Industrial Accident Board, made revisions and updates to the Board's objectives for use by the Commission.
Quantity: 2 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Industrial Accident Board, created in 1917 to administer workers' compensation laws in Texas, ceased operation on March 31, 1990, and its authority was assumed by the newly established Texas Workers' Compensation Commission. The Texas Workers' Compensation Act significantly reformed the workers' compensation system by replacing litigation with administrative review. The 1989 law provided compensation and medical care for workers, or their survivors, when death or disability results from a work-related injury or disease. The commission is quasi-judicial in that it seeks to resolve disputes, conducts hearings, and makes awards. The policy-making body of the agency is a six-member commission appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Three members must be employers of labor and three must be wage earners. The membership must represent various geographic areas of the state. Lobbyist restrictions apply. These are nonsalaried positions, and the members elect the chair.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records present include reports, statistics, and annotated copies of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission objectives dating from 1961 to 1988. Records present are research files of background information concerning the creation of the Commission's rules compiled by the Workers' Compensation Commission. These research files include copies of the objectives of the Commission's predecessor, the Texas Industrial Accident Board. The Workers' Compensation Commission, in taking over many of the duties and responsibilities of the Industrial Accident Board, made revisions and updates to the Board's objectives for use by the Commission. Objectives are concerned with, for example, gifts, grants, and donations; reducing medical costs; rehabilitation; settlements and agreements; standards for attorneys and insurance companies; employee reports of safety violations; appeals procedures; calculation of death benefits; and notices to employers of injury or occupational diseases. Copies of the original versions of the Industrial Accident Board's objectives are contained in the folders. Copies of the Commission's revised versions of those objectives are stapled to the front of each folder

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in numerical order by the original numbers assigned to the objectives of the Industrial Accident Board (in parentheses). New objective numbers, assigned by the newly formed Workers' Compensation Commission appear next to the original numbers. Records remain in order as received.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Industrial Accident Board--Rules and practice.
Texas Workers' Compensation Commission--Rules and practice.
Subjects:
Administrative agencies--Texas--Rules and practice.
Document Types:
Reports--Texas--Administrative agencies--1961-1988.
Statistics--Texas--Administrative agencies--1961-1988.
Rules (instructions)--Texas--Administrative agencies--1961-1988.
Functions:
Developing rules and practice.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Industrial Accident Board, Records, 1913-1956, approximately 31 linear ft.
Texas Industrial Accident Board, Minutes, December 1973, June 1981-March 1990. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2002/197.]
Workers' Compensation Commission, Agenda packets and minutes, April 1990-January 2003 [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 2003/019-1 through 8.]
Texas Research and Oversight Council on Workers' Compensation, Records, 1989-1999, 12 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas Workers' Compensation Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1997/017

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission on October 4, 1996.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, October 1996


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1961-1988,
2 cubic ft.

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1997/017-1 Industrial Accident Board, Objectives by Goals
El Paso Field Office, Organization Chart
(1) 3.050, Adjuster/Attorney's Seminars
(2) 1.055, Employer Seminars
(3) 5.045, Grievance Committees
(4) 2.035, 98% Awards
(5) 6.030, 95% of Subpoenas
(6) 7.015, Suspension of Compensation
(7) 7.020, Complaint Reports
(8) Pay All Bills
(9) 6.025, Answer Phone Calls
(10) 1.085, Electronic Filing
(11) 1.080, Automated Information
(12) 1.090, Integrated System w/SB1
(13) Integrated System x/Assigned Risk
(14) 3.065, Medical Panels
(15) 3.040, Medical Consultants
(16) 4.020, Reduce Medical Costs
(17) 6.095, Automate Performance Measures
(18) 6.090, Intensive Training for New Employee
(19) 2.010, 45 Day for a Pre-hearing Conference
(20) 2.030, Mile Rule
(21) 2.015, 25 Minute Pre-hearing Conference
(22) 1.060, Manuals Forms Employers
(23) 4.025, Develop Health Care Providers Manuals
(24) 4.030, Deliver Health Care Provider Manuals
(25) 7.010, Automate Form Letters
(26) 3.045, Structured Settlement
(27) 1.005, Notify Insurance Company
(28) 2.005, Information to the General Public
(29) 6.160, Statistical Data at A&M
(30) 6.165, Multiple Periods of Lost Time
(31) 6.170, Calculated Average Weekly Wage
(32) 1.030, Procedures Manual
(33) 6.130, Board Members Manual
(34) 6.015, Monitor Legislative Action
(35) 5.025, Extraterritorial Claims
(36) 3.055, Register Attorneys/Adjusters
(37) 3.060, Continuing Legal Education
(38) 5.040, Investigate Unethical Behavior
(39) 5.005, Claimants
(40) 5.010, Prior Fraud
(41) 5.030, Independent Allegations of Fraud
(42) 5.015, Fake Social Security Numbers
(43) Carriers Access to Data
(44) 6.145, Open Records Terminal
(45) 6.150, Pre-employment Checkback Terminal
(46) 6.080, Workers' Assistance Program
(47) 6.175, Application for Position
(48) 6.180, Career Ladder Concept
(49) 6.075, Merit Raises
(50) 2.020, 4 Day a Week Pre-hearing Conference
(51) 2.025, Disputes Resolved at Pre-hearing Conference
(52) 6.035, Telephone Pre-employment Checks
(53) 6.040, Written Pre-employment Checks
(54) 2.050, 5 Year Checkbacks
(55) 2.040, Copies in Austin
(56) 2.045, Copies in Regional Offices
(57) 6.120, Microfilm All Old Year
(58) 6.125, Microfilm Claim Files
(59) 1.050, Update Insurance Coverage
(60) 1.045, Update A1/A2/A4/E1/E2
(61) 1.075, Quality Control
(62) 6.055, Final Status of Awarded Files
(63) 3.015, Rehabilitation
(64) Night-time Hours
(65) 3.005, Compromise Settlement Agreements
(66) Reviewer Case Load
(67) 3.010, A2 Lump Sums
(68) 4.015, Medical Examination Order
(69) 1.040, Written Inquiries
(70) Risk Management
(71) 1.035, Claims to No Compensable Lost Time
(72) 1.010, Prompt Payment
(73) 1.065, Timely E-1s
(74) 1.070, Telephone Claimants
(75) Transferable 1-800 Number
(76) 6.060, Supplemental Data System
(77) 6.065, Statistical Summaries
(78) 6.155, Education and Information division
(79) Reorganize the Agency
(80) Technical Writer
(N-1) 7.005, Compliance
(N-2) 6.085, Training
(N-3) 5.035, Independent Allegations
(N-4) 5.020, Investigations with Texas Employment Commission & Texas Department Human Services
(N-5) Research
(N-6) 2.055, Notice of Intention to Appeal
(N-7) 6.050, Court Notice
(N-8) 1.020, Coverage Inquiries
(N-9) 1.025, No coverage and Insurance Problem
(N-10) Reserved
(N-11) 9.005, Survey 261
(N-12) 9.015, Determine Effective Risk Management
(N-13) 9.010, Reduce Losses
(N-14) 6.100, Fiscal Services
(N-15) 6.020, Duplication Services
(N-16) 3.025, Demand for Surgery
(N-17) Reserved
(N-18) 6.005, Administer Board
(N-19) Reserved
(N-20) 6.070, Personnel
(N-21) 8.005, Crime Victims
(N-22) 4.005, Prompt Medical Bills
(N-23) 6.010, Legal Advice to Board Members
(N-24) 3.030, Legal Advice to Agency
(N-25) 4.010, Review Medical Disputes
(N-26) 8.010, Reduce Crime Victims Compensation Medical Costs
(N-27) 3.035, Independent Medical Examination on Every Award
(N-28) 6.135, State Board of Insurance
(N-29) 1.015, Second Injury Fund
(N-30) 6.140, Coordinate with Attorney General/ Litigation
(N-31) 6.105, Internal Audit
(N-32) 6.110, Fixed Assets
(N-33) 6.115, Leases
(N-34) 3.020, Monitoring
(N-35) 6.045, Planning
(N-36) Reserved
(N-37) Accounting Manual
(N-38) Accounting Seminars
(N-39) Reserved
(N-40) To Establish Six New Regional Offices to Provide Greater Access to the Board
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1997/017-2 Analysis of Awards and Judgments in Workmens' Compensation Claims, Industrial Accident Board, 1961
Industrial Accident Board, Budget Request, 1962-1963 Fiscal Year
Rules 100-119 (Adopted)
Rules 120-129 (Adopted)
Rules 130-139 (Adopted)
Rules 140-149 (Adopted)
Rules 150-159 (Adopted)
Rules 160-169 (Adopted)