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Chapter Four: Benefits for District-Funded Employees

4.1  Workers Compensation

The law requires all employees to be covered under the State of Iowa Worker's Compensation Laws for job related injuries.

Staff paid through Iowa State University:

The Iowa Worker's Compensation Act covers all university employees while on official duty. The employee makes no payment for this coverage. Any personal injury sustained by an ISU employee in the line of duty should be reported immediately through ACCESSPLUS with a First Report of Injury. The university hospitalization plan will not pay claims for accidents in which the employee is eligible for Worker's Compensation.

Additional information may be found from the ISU Human Resources Office, 3810 Beardshear Hall, 515-294-3753 or

District Paid Employees:

Workers compensation coverage for County Extension employees is provided by a commercial insurance policy through LaMair-Mulock-Condon and Accident Fund Insurance Company. The employee should contact their supervisor, who will fill out a First Report of Injury Form (FROI) and send it to the Office of Risk Management. The FROI form is available on the Extension Finance website  or by contacting the Office of Risk Management at 515-294-7711. 


NOTE: The completed First Report of Injury Form is to be mailed or faxed to the Office of Risk Management within 24 hours of the incident/injury. (FAX 515-294-3105)

4.2  Group Insurance- Health, Dental, Life, LTD

Each Council needs to decide the type and level of support. It is important to be consistent in providing insurance benefits. Different categories of employees may be treated differently. The employees within the category should be treated the same.

4.3  Retirement

The State of Iowa provides retirement security for its employees through the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). The district will provide their share as required by law for those meeting participation requirements.

Employees may request early retirement as provided by the state of Iowa. The council will make the decision as to whether or not to grant the early retirement.

4.4  Liability

District-funded employees are covered under the County Tort Liability Policy. Any potential charges are to be reported to the Council Chair immediately.