Newsline No. 04-06
January 27, 2006

Governor officially appoints Carrie Nevans to the position of Division of Workers' Compensation deputy administrative director

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) is pleased to announce that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today officially appointed Carrie Nevans to the position of DWC deputy administrative director (AD), a role she has been filling in an acting capacity since October 2005.

"It's an honor to receive this appointment," said Nevans. "I'm eager to continue implementing recent reforms and moving the division toward excellence in all its operations. We have come a long way in the past two years and we still have a substantial amount of work in front of us."

Nevans brings a wealth of workers' compensation experience to her role: She started her career as a claims adjuster for the State Compensation Insurance Fund in 1982. She is a certified self insurance administrator and is fully versed in all the specifics of workers' compensation, as well as the ethics of claims administration. As the deputy AD, Nevans administers the division's diverse programs and manages a staff of 1,200 and a budget of over $135 million.

In the coming year Nevans will oversee the promulgation of regulations for medical treatment guidelines, return to work, pre-designation of personal physician and fee schedules. Nevans will also focus on quality of care for injured workers as well as access to the division's services for non English-speaking workers.

In addition to her appointed role as deputy AD, Nevans will continue serving as the acting AD while a permanent AD is sought.