General Liability

California State University, Sacramento protects its employees from claims and lawsuits for acts arising out of and in the course and scope of their employment (see generally, California Government Code Sections 825-825.6). If an employee commits acts that are outside the course and scope of their employment (i.e., sexual harassment or molestation) and/or are criminal acts, then those acts are not protected (see generally, California Government Code Sections 995-996.6). Lawsuits resulting in punitive damages, in accordance with state law, may not be paid by the University either (again see generally, California Government Code Sections 825-825.6).

The University participates in a state-wide self-insurance pool consisting of all the California State University system campuses known as the California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA). Contact the University Office of Risk Management for a description of the actual liability coverages provided in CSURMA's Memorandum of Coverage.

Claims administration for claims against the University is jointly handled by the University's Office of Risk Management and DriverAlliant Insurance Services. However, in accordance with statute and regulation, in order to effect proper legal notice, claims must be filed with the California Victim Compensation & Government Control Board. See Claims Information.

If you need information regarding vehicle liability, see Automobile Coverage.