Workers Compensation

Safety is the responsibility of each employee and is a key priority at the Research Foundation. Each employee must contribute to the safe work practices of the Research Foundation. 

Occupational injuries or illnesses are covered by the Research Foundation’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policy through CSURMA/AORMA, and is provided at no cost to the employee. The Workers’ Compensation program is currently administered by Sedgwick CMS.

When an employee is injured or becomes ill on the job, and the injury or illness is work- related, the employee MUST IMMEDIATELY notify their assigned manager or supervisor, or call Human Resources directly, unless doing so would hurt the employee by the delay for seeking medical assistance.

In an emergency, please call or dial 9-1-1.  

Please note: The Research Foundation Workers’ Compensation is a NO FAULT program.  Irrespective of whether an employee’s own conduct or actions contributed to or caused the injury or illness will not affect their eligibility to receive appropriate medical attention and treatment from the SJSU Research Foundation Workers’ Compensation program.

The Research Foundation’s Workers’ Compensation program does not cover Independent Contractors or Volunteers.  While these individuals should be medically referred, the proper referral is to their personal physicians or clinics.

In an illness or injury, the first order of business is to get medical assistance for the injured or ill employee. 

Supervisor or Manager must:

  1. Provide first aid, if he or she is medically trained, or if first aid trained staff is readily available.

  2. As soon as possible, either accompany or arrange transportation for the employee to the appropriate medical facility. Please refer to the Preferred Providers Clinics list.

    NOTE:  If the injured or ill employee is a student of SJSU, then please refer the student to the SJSU Student Health Center located on campus.

  3. Notify Research Foundation HR about the injury/illness as soon as possible. Be prepared to give a short account of what happened. You will be asked to fill out an Accident report: Status Report

For more information, please contact:   Lupe Lechuga, Director of Human Resources at (408) 924-1410 or  or  Ranjit Kaur, Associate Director of Human Resources, at (408) 924-1409 or