Position Description: The General Liability (GL) Program Manager reports to the Director of Insurance & Risk Management and develops and implements programs that reduce the financial liability to the University arising from claims associated with General Liability (GL), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Property and Automobile (Auto) claims. The Manager analyzes claims liabilities at a campus-wide level, develops, creates and coordinates loss prevention, loss reduction and claim resolution strategies including alternative solutions.
Incumbent is in a highly visible position requiring not only excellent technical knowledge but also skills in leadership, management and program innovations to lead team members and the campus in reducing operational risk. Goals are reached in part by establishing relationships with diverse campus partners including the departments, Staff Diversity & Compliance, Employee and Labor Relations, Campus Human Resources, Fleet and Transportation Services, the Office of Legal Affairs, defense attorneys, OGC and the University's Third-Party Claims Administrator.
The incumbent is responsible for the smooth daily delivery of customer service in all facets of the GL, EPL, Property and Auto programs including timely disposition of claims, small claims court actions, and lawsuits. Incumbent is responsible for maintaining ongoing, close interaction with campus partners to generate initiatives to reduce GL, EPL, Auto and property risk through partnerships. Creates programs and promotes the use of Be Smart About Safety funds.
The GL Manager advises campus departments and professional schools; manages the Campus Business Automobile, General Liability and Employment Practices Liability Self-Insured Programs; identifies areas of high exposure to civil liability and unique liability exposures; designs and conducts in-services training for campus stakeholders; assists the Campus and OGC and the University's outside legal counsel in investigation and discovery in claims and lawsuits; edits and reviews discovery requests and responses; provides claims expertise in evaluations of claims/lawsuit exposures; implements and administers Campus claim deductibles and collections; consults with Campus departments on vendor, contractor, and consultant insurance; drafts modifications of agreements including waivers of insurance; analyzes and reviews Campus business contracts for appropriate insurance and indemnification provisions; guides prevention and mitigation programs and retrospective litigation reviews; prepares biannual litigation reports; makes recommendations to regarding levels of insurance and coverage for Capitol projects; assures website accuracy; provides input to the Director in the development and revision of the IRM Strategic Plan and the yearly IRM operational budget.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
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