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Employee Compensation
The Employees' Compensation (EC) program aims to assist workers who suffer work-connected sickness or injury resulting in disability or death.  The benefits under the EC program may be enjoyed simultaneously with benefits under the social security program.  The compensable contingencies are the following:

     a. INJURY
          i. Accident occurring while the employee was performing an official  
              function at the place where the work required him to be;
         ii. Accident occurring elsewhere while following an order from a  
              supervisor University to do something outside of the workplace;
       iii. Accident occurring while the employee was performing an act within
             the time and space limits of employment to minister to personal    
             comfort such as satisfaction of thirst or hunger;
       iv. Accident occurred while the employee was going to or coming from  
             the place of work provided there was no diversion from the usual
        v. Accident occurred while the employee was engaged in University-
             sponsored activity
(field trip, picnic, seminars, etc.); and
       vi. Accident occurred while the employee was on board any vehicle
             provided by the University
such as shuttle buses or service vehicles.

     b. ILLNESS
          i. It must be listed as one of the occupational diseases under the law (see
              Implementing Rules PD 626); and
         ii. If not listed, there is proof that the risk contracting the illness is  
              increased by the working condition.

         The following action/inaction of the employee shall exclude him from  
         being compensated:

          i. Intoxication.  It is the condition wherein the employee is under the
              influence of liquor or prohibited drugs to the extent that the employee's 
              acts, words or conduct is impaired visibly as to prevent the employee
              from physically and mentally engaging in the duties of employment.

         ii. Willful intention to injure or kill himself or another.  This is a
              deliberate intent on the part of the employee to inflict injuries to himself
              or another.

       iii. Notorious negligence.  A deliberate act of the employee to disregard
             his own safety or ignore established warning or precautions.

     Under the EC the employee is entitled to the following benefits:
          a. Medical services (limited to ward services)
          b. Rehabilitation services
          c. Income cash benefit
               - Temporary total disability or sickness
               - Permanent total disability
               - Permanent partial disability

     In order to avail of an EC claim, the employee/supervisor should:
         a. Report to the Human Resources Management Office  (HRMO) any
              accident/injury, sickness or death within five days from the  
              occurrence of the incident.  Please note that there are documentary  
              requirements which have to be filled-up and submitted by the
              employee/supervisor.  Failure to report the incident and submit the
              necessary documentary requirements within five days may result in
              the denial of the EC claim.

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