The Workers’ Compensation Commission is an Executive Branch agency which falls under the jurisdiction of the Governor. As such, any delayed opening of the offices of the Commission due to inclement weather or traffic conditions is at the discretion of the Governor. Please be aware that the Commission is not under the jurisdiction of the Judicial Branch. There may be times when courthouses are closed and WCC offices are open, and vice versa. All hearings scheduled for time slots prior to a delayed opening of a Commission office will be rescheduled.
Information regarding delayed openings is posted on the website of the State’s Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) at:
Generally, this information is announced by media outlets such as local television and radio stations. When there is an announcement that “non-essential” State employees should report to work at a specific time, all Workers’ Compensation Commission offices will open for business at that time. As soon as an announcement is made, either on the DEMHS website or by the Governor’s announcement on the news, a message will also be posted on the WCC website at:
A recorded message will be available at the main telephone number at the Office of the Chairman at (860) 493-1500. The agency will attempt to make this information available by 6:00 a.m., or as soon as it is announced by the Governor.
Early closings due to inclement weather or traffic conditions are announced on a case-by-case basis. When it is determined that any or all offices of the Workers’ Compensation Commission will close early, that information will be communicated to all District Offices via e-mail to all WCC staff and telephone calls to each District Administrator (or designee in case of absence). This information will also be posted on the WCC website (see above). All hearings scheduled after the time of an early closing of a Commission office will be rescheduled.