The Percy Program

It is a fight to level the playing field to be able to compete for jobs and careers on the basis of skills and make available apprentice training to all. In 1973 Al Percy launched a class action lawsuit to give workers like him a chance to better their lot in life. It would also ensure the availability of skilled workers to build the infrastructure of the future. Who is Al Percy? What is the lawsuit?

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Percy Program - Alternative Employment Practice EDNY 20-cv-06131

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Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 42 of 64 PageID #: 2774 The maximum amount that a multiple-coordinated insureds are required to pay is annual standard premium as shown on the Information Page of its policy adjusted by audit, there is no override for the extra benefits provided under the Program. Assessment (assessments and taxes charged by the State) are paid directly to the State. 24‐Hour Program Components The program components include: Early Intervention, Advocacy, Case Management, Communication and Professionalism Utilization Review including Pre-certification, Concurrent and Continued Treatment Plan Review Utilization Review including Concurrent and Continued Hospitalization Stay Review and Discharge Planning Medical Case Management Loss Control Catastrophic Case Management Vocational Case Management A Preferred Provider Network including Credentialing, Monitoring and Quality Assurance Review Bill Review Audit and Re-pricing Rehabilitation/Occupational Injury Management Return to Work and Temporary Alterative Work Programs Risk Management Steps to Set‐Up the 24‐Hour Program Initial Study Including on-Site Surveys. (Survey current situation with management, safety personnel, and claims people; Review manuals and procedures and claims files. Interview project managers, foreman, and workers regarding field operations and current problems.) Access Current Post-Injury Management Program and Return to Work Policies. Prepare Comprehensive Business Plan to Create Results Monitoring Program. (The business plan will be for review by senior management regarding findings and steps necessary to reduce costs.) Receive Commitment from Labor and Management. (Effectiveness depends on current status of policies, procedures and activities, as well as level of commitment to changes). Begin working out details and assigning procedural responsibilities to supervisors and employees. 40 | P age

Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 43 of 64 PageID #: 2775 Review implementation steps and make changes based on areas of specialization by a task force of the claim manager, supervisors, safety representative and operations person. Present revised program to senior management for final agreement and approval. Distribute a Policy Statement. Select a Company Contact to Act as a Medical Coordinator. Identify Medical Providers. Prepare Job Descriptions. Implement a Safety Program. Establish and Monitor Pre-Employment Substance Abuse Testing. Establish Early Intervention Medical Management Services. Establish Loss Sensitive Charge Back of Workers' Compensation Costs to Specific Jobs. Provide Orientation and Training of Management, Supervisors, and Union Representatives. Train Supervisors regarding their responsibilities, ways to communicate with injured employees (provide scripts to encourage communication to promote a caring and helpful environment). Training of Project Managers, Superintendents and Foreman. Implement Program. (Implement program with "kick-off announcement to employees by way of videos, letters signed by senior management, brochures, and/or payroll inserts. Information should also be incorporated into orientation information for new hires.) Provide Employee/Member Education. Locate and Contract with Medical Provider Network (PPO). Have an Employee Designate a Primary Care Physician And/Or Specialist from Within PPO When He/She Begins Work and Is Enrolled for Non-Occupational Health and Disability Coverage. Coordinate Employee Assistance Program. Develop and Implement a Modified Work Program. Provide Case Management for Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Provide Job Placement Assistance. • Provide Management Reports to Assist in Tracking Trends and Safety Program Efficacy. • Improve Labor/Management Relationships by Providing an Open Line of Communications for Addressing the Concerns of All Parties. • Improve Employee/Member Satisfaction by Addressing Individual Issues Promptly and Professionally. Bonding to Disadvantage businesses Percy will assess and certify experienced supervisors by tests implementing accountability systems. 41 | P age

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