The Central States Association (CSA) provides a forum for workers' compensation professionals within the central region of the United States to connect and learn from one another. Each year, CSA hosts a spring meeting with content focused on issues of interest to its members. In 2021, the CSA Spring Seminar will be hosted virtually and all workers' compensation professionals are encouraged to attend! Registration is $50 per attendee.
CSA membership includes the state workers' compensation agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
|8:30 AM - 8:45 AM||Welcome & Introductions JASSINA WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT, CENTRAL STATES ASSOCIATION|
|8:45 AM - 9:45 AM||Improving Accessibility for Self-Represented Litigants JILL SCHROEDER, COURT ADMINISTRATOR, NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT LAURA ZAJAC, GENERAL COUNSEL, MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES Hear about state efforts to make the dispute resolution process more accessible for injured workers without legal counsel.|
|10:15 AM - 11:15 AM||COVID-19 Data Session|
|11:15 AM - 12:15 PM||Presumptions, What's Working?|
|1:15 PM - 2:45 PM||Roundtable Discussion MODERATOR: JASSINA WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT, CENTRAL STATES ASSOCIATION Participate in discussion with Central State colleagues on current issues and initiatives.|
|3:15 PM - 4:15 PM||Social Hour|
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM||General Business Meeting JASSINA WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT, CENTRAL STATES ASSOCIATION, JILL SCHROEDER, VICE PRESIDENT, CENTRAL STATES ASSOCIATION|
|9:00 AM - 9:45 AM||Employee Engagement DAVID SPRICK, KANSAS DIVISION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION JESSICA STIMAC, MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES RON RASCIA, ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION Hear how agencies have adapted during the pandemic and what strategies they have employed to keep employees engaged and healthy during this time.|
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Economic Forecast TERRY J. FITZGERALD, VICE PRESIDENT & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS|
|10:15 AM - 11:00 AM||CSA "Hall of Fame" Ceremony|
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM||What COVID-19 Changes Will Endure? This collaborative session will identify changes made during the pandemic that will shape how we live and work in the future.|
|11:45 AM - 12:00 PM||Wrap-Up|