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October 2005 NOTICES



The Workers' Compensation Commission is closed Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day. No telephone or websupport is available. We will open for business at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11th.

October 21

On October 19, 2005, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. named Commissioner R. Karl Aumann as Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission. 

October 5The Workers' Compensation Commission is proud to announce that its Web Enabled File Management System (WFMS Online Services) was selected as a winner for the Best of the Web Award by the Center for Digital Government in the Government to Business Category.

Workers' Compensation Research Institute Highlights Maryland WC Benchmarks in November Briefing
On November 9, 2005, in Baltimore, Maryland, WCRI will present key findings for Maryland from the 6th Edition of the annual WCRI CompScope multi-state benchmarks study that will be published in February 2006. This study compares the workers' compensation system performance for Maryland with that of 12 other major states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin).

In addition, WCRI will present preliminary findings for medical cost and utilization benchmarks for Maryland from the 6th Edition of the WCRI Anatomy benchmarks.

Date:    Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Time:    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Place:   Wyndham Baltimore - Inner Harbor
             101 West Fayette Street
              Baltimore, Maryland
The registration fee is $35 for WCRI members, $50 for non-members and helps defray our expenses. Public officials receive a complimentary registration.To register, please complete the registration form on the WCRI web site at Please register early. Space is limited.

If you have questions about the briefing, feel free to contact Jammie Middleton at or visit our web site at