Class Code: 8868

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 8868 is applied to professional employees of academic, trade or vocational institutions of learning. The classification includes professors, administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, therapists, nurses, athletic coaches and clerical employees. Employees who assist these professional employees by performing similar or related duties to those in which these professionals engage are additionally assigned to Code 8868. It is recognized that these assistants may not be considered “professional” to the extent that they may be unlicensed or not have the necessary academic credentials. Nevertheless, we consider these employees to be professional for classification purposes as their exposure is similar to those they are assisting. Examples of this type of employee include, but are not limited to, teacher’s or nurse’s aides or assistant athletic coaches. Refer to Code 9101 for classification assignments of nonprofessional employees of these institutions.

Refer to Code 9040 for a list of occupations that are considered nonprofessional employments in hospitals. This list may also be used as a guide to classify employments of a nonprofessional nature in schools.

Clerical employees who work in offices at separate locations away from a school campus or religious organization building are classified to Code 8868, as this code includes clerical operations. This premise is based on the fact that it is the business of an employer within a state that is classified, and in this instance the classification applicable to the business includes clerical operations.

Auxiliary operations undertaken by schools where independent revenue is earned under a separate commercial enterprise are not within the scope of Codes 8868 and 9101. For example, a school is open ten months during the year. During the summer months, the school closes but operates a camp. The camp operation is classified to the appropriate camp classification, not Codes 8868 and 9101. A bookstore operated by a school on the school campus is not considered a separate commercial enterprise for purposes of this interpretation. Professionals employed by this operation are classified to Code 8868 and nonprofessionals are classified to Code 9101. Bookstores operated at locations away from the school campus are classified to Code 8072. This interpretation is per Basic Manual rules, which permit stores at separate locations to be classified as independent units.

Professional employees of hospitals or clinics operated by universities primarily for the purpose of training medical students are contemplated within the scope of Code 8868.

Professional employees of agricultural schools who, as a part of their teaching activities, demonstrate various planting techniques on farms operated by such schools, are also contemplated under this classification provided the farms are not operated as commercial enterprises. The incidental sale of a minor amount of surplus produce would not preclude the assignment of Code 8868 for professional farm employees.

Professional employees of seminaries, military schools, veterinary schools and driver training schools, including truck driving schools, are appropriately assigned to this classification, as are faculty members of graduate schools for students studying for doctorate degrees in physics, chemistry and material sciences who spend a portion of their time in classrooms and the rest in laboratories involving research work.

Code 8868 does not include instructors of aeronautical schools who actually fly or professionals engaged in demonstrations in hazardous employments, such as operating heavy equipment in actual roadwork. Such instructors would be rated in accordance with the classification that would be applicable to the commercial operation.

Correspondence schools are classified to Code 8868.

Code 8868 additionally is assigned to professional employees of religious organizations of all sects and contemplates employees such as the clergy, their assistants, organists, choir members and clerical employees.

Codes 8868/9101 are additionally assigned to “chapels” of a secular (nonreligious) nature that are engaged in the business of performing marriage ceremonies.

A so-called “senior citizen center” is classified according to the nature of the center’s operations. Senior citizen centers where seniors go to engage in physical activities in an environment similar to operations described in Code 9063’s scope are assigned to that code. Senior citizen centers where seniors engage in nonexercise-type activities such as arts and crafts or meet to engage in discussions or hold an occasional social event such as a dance or birthday party are classified to Code 9061. Senior citizen centers where seniors are in need of care and limited medical assistance are classified to Codes 8868 and 9101. Usually, seniors that visit this latter type of center are driven to and from the center by others. In effect, the business of this type of operation is to maintain a place for seniors to spend time in a supervised environment while those such as family members who usually supervise the senior during the day are engaged in other activities. Operations of this nature that also provide overnight sleeping accommodations are not contemplated by Codes 8868 and 9101. In no event are senior citizen centers classified to the child day care center classifications, Code 8869.

In Connecticut, assign Code 8868 to senior citizen centers.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Bookstores operated at locations away from the school campus are classified to Code 8017 (Code 8072 is N/A MA). This interpretation is per MA Manual rules, which permit stores at separate locations to be classified as independent units. Adult day care centers, however named or advertised, service a client population aged 22 years and older, that are in need of care and medical assistance. Regardless of the level of care and medical assistance provided, limited or otherwise, adult day care centers are not assigned to Codes 8868 and 9101. Such operations are properly assigned to Codes 8833 and 9040. Additionally, overnight sleeping accommodations, although not typically provided by such operations, are contemplated within the scope of Codes 8833 and 9040.

Child day care centers are also classified to Codes 8868 and 9101. Refer to Code 7382 for van and/or bus drivers transporting children to and from the centers.

Codes 8869 and 9059 are not available (N/A MA).

Codes 8861 and 9110 are not available (N/A MA). Additionally, operations conducted by typical social service agencies are not properly assigned to Code 8837. See state special Code 8837 for a representative list of social service agency operations and their classification assignment procedures, which represent classification by analogy.

As noted in the above state special phraseology section, the following specific social service agency operations are also assigned to Codes 8868 and 9101:

Adult Day Habilitation Programs, which are not to be confused with Adult Care Centers, provide training for developmentally disabled adults over the age of 22. The programs offer client training in such areas as occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and behavioral therapy, as well as enrichment groups in movement, communication, and daily living skills. The clients attend these programs on a day-to-day basis, with housing provided elsewhere, and are not ready for any type of employment training. There is no predetermined length of stay in a program, nor is this type of program an outpatient program. Once the clients have progressed to the point where employment training can begin, they leave the program. Staff for the day habilitation programs includes a program director, site manager, day support professional, community coordinator, habilitation assistants, physical therapy assistant, secretary, and a variety of allied health professionals.

Staffed Residential Programs provide housing and assistance to adults (age 22 and older) who have mental health problems, mental retardation or other developmental impairments. As a rule, clients attend day programs during the normal workday. However, some residential homes, due to their client base, provide 24-hour coverage. Night coverage can vary between overnight awake to overnight asleep, depending on the skill level of the specific client base serviced at a particular location. Such programs are staffed with program managers and residential counselors. The program manager is responsible for overall supervision of the program, including staff supervision; oversight of the physical plant; providing direct care to residents; and ensuring quality of care for all clients. The residential counselors’ responsibilities include attending to the daily needs of the residents (e.g., assistance with self-care, housekeeping and cooking) and teaching socialization skills and activities of daily living. Daily living and social skills are taught so that the clients may develop the skills necessary to allow them greater independence. The ultimate goal of any residential program is to advance the individual clients to the point where they can live and function totally independently in their own apartment.

Florida Refer to Code 7383—College or School—School Bus Drivers for school bus drivers employed by a public school board or a private school.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 0.35

Construction Exemption Required: No