Newsline No. 67-07
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October 12, 2007

Gov. Schwarzenegger appoints Carrie Nevans as the Division of Workers' Compensation's administrative director

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

"I'm very pleased to serve in this role," said Nevans. "My top priority as the AD is to ensure the reformed system is running well for injured workers and employers.”

As AD, Nevans administers the division's diverse programs and manages a staff of 1,200 and a budget of over $135 million. She began her career as a claims adjuster for the State Compensation Insurance Fund in 1982, 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.

“The division is committed to basing its policy decisions on facts and data and to bringing the workers’ comp court system into the 21st century,” Nevans said. “We will continuously produce up-to-date information, such as data on wage loss and return-to-work rates for permanently disabled injured workers. We must also stay on the leading edge of evidence-based medicine through consistent evaluation of medical treatment guidelines."

Nevans joined the Department of Industrial Relations, the DWC’s parent agency, in 1999 and managed the division’s administrative functions prior to being appointed deputy administrative director and acting AD in 2005.