Reader Question on 8871 Standard Exception Classification Code Article
Last week, I wrote an article on the 2021 USRP Manual Update by the California Rating Bureau (WCIRB). The webinar was great. One area that was covered well was the 8871 Standard Exception Code.
A devour reader reminded me that 8871 is a Standard Exception Code and I did not address. I changed the old saying from the “customer is always right” to the “reader is always right.”
Screenshot of 8871 Standard Exception Code
You are correct. I did not cover the 8871 Standard Exception part well enough. I took a great screenshot of Brian Gray presenting (nice job) that part of the discussion.
I planned to include it this week. The screenshot should have been included last week. I apologize for that miscalculation – no pun intended.
Yes, this is a CA webinar. A majority of the states use the same code. 8871 covers the complete US except for 11 states.
Why do I address this code multiple times? A large number of employees had and still now have to work out of their homes.
The webinar screenshot contains a great summary definition: (please click to see larger picture (thanks)
If you cannot see the screenshot when you click on it, this is what the slide covers:
Standard Exception Restrictions
02 2021 USRP Classification Changes32Classification 8871 will be a Standard Exception classification, subject to USRP Section III, Rule 4, Standard Exceptions.
If a classification specifically includes Clerical Office Employees or Clerical Telecommuter Employees, such employees shall be assigned to the standard classification, regardless of whether the work is conducted at the same or at a separate location.- 41 classifications that specifically include Clerical Office Employees will be amended to also include Clerical Telecommuter Employees.
Not permissible to divide a single employee’s payroll between a Standard Exception classification and any other classification, including another Standard Exception classification, with the exception of a single permanent job reassignment.- Clerical Office Employees will not separately classify their work-at-home days; 8871 applies only to Clerical Office Employees who work more than 50% of their time at their home or other office space away from any location of their employer.
The slides for the webinar can be found here – including the 8871 Standard Exception slides.