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July 2005 NOTICES



The WCC data network is unavailable beginning 10 am on Thursday, July 21, 2005. This will affect all Internet business with the WCC, inclusive: WFMS subscriber web services, email and this WCC informational web site. This outage should resolve before close of business on Thursday, there is no precise duration.  Our apologies for the inconvenience. We urge all to please plan accordingly.

The Workers' Compensation Commission and State offices are closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  No telephone or email/web support are available.  We open for business at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2005.
July 29

Commission Staff Development Day is Monday, August 1, 2005.  No hearings are scheduled, public services are available at our Baltimore City office with essential staff.  Telephone & email response time may be affected.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

July 20The MD WCC Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Calendar Year 2006 is 2.7%.  This information is posted to the MD WCC Compensation Rates page (link) for 1988-2006.
July 1The MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE for FY2006 (Effective July 1, 2005) is $0.40 (forty cents) per mile.  All MD WCC Rates are posted to MD Compensation Rates in the Claims & Adjudication Menu.