Automobile Coverage Protection for the University, Faculty and Staff
Protection for the University Faculty and Staff
Vehicles owned and leased by California State University, Sacramento are protected for Liability by the CSU’s participation in the State of California Vehicle Liability Self-Insurance Program (VELSIP). This program is administered by the State Office of Risk and Insurance Management. For information regarding this program, please contact University Risk Management. University owned vehicles are not protected for Comprehensive or Collision risks (damage to the vehicle).
If your College/Department would like to insure a vehicle for physical damage, please forward the following information to Janie Xiong in Risk Management:
- Year, Make, Model of vehicle
- Current mileage
- Amount paid and year of purchase
Privately Owned Vehicles, in accordance with the California Vehicle Code, are the responsibility of the vehicle's owner. Accordingly, the owner's private automobile liability insurance is primary. This is true, even if you are driving on State or University business. Comprehensive and Collision coverage for your vehicle is also your responsibility. Before Privately Owned Vehicles can be used on University business, you must register and obtain permission to do so.
Cars rented while on University business become the personal responsibility of the renter. However, by proper use of the State's contracted car rental firms you can be protected. See Accounts Payable’s website on Transportation Contracts for more information.
15 Passenger Van Use Prohibition: Effective January 1, 2005, 15 passenger vans may not be used, leased, purchased, rented, or borrowed or driven on University Business. See the University Policy.
Authorization to drive vehicles on University business is restricted to University employees and volunteers. Information regarding authorization can be found at our Driving on University Business webpage.
Vehicle Accidents must be reported by the Employee/Supervisor to Risk Management the same day and in no event, more than 24 hours following the accident. The campus must then forward this information to the State Office of Risk Management within 48 hours of the accident. Report to Risk Management at (916) 278-7233, Fax (916) 278-4359.
Important forms that need to be filled out can be downloaded at our Vehicle Accidents website. See also the "In Case of Motor Vehicle Accident" kit provided by Risk Management for the glove compartment of your vehicle. To order the kit, email or call Risk Management with your Name, mail stop zip, and the number of kits.
Information for Claimants
For Persons whose property or car has been damaged as a result of a State/University owned/operated vehicle accident:
If your property or vehicle has been damaged, or you have been injured as a result of an accident involving a State/University owned/operated vehicle, and if you believe that the University's vehicle operator was negligent you should contact University Risk Management at (916) 278-7233, you may also desire to contact the California Office of Risk and Insurance Management, Vehicle Liability Self-Insurance Program at (916) 376-5302 or (800) 900-3634.
If you wish to make a claim against the university, please visit our Tort Claims webpage for more information.
Risk Management Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding Driver Registration, feel free to call or email:
Janie Xiong | Risk Management Analyst | Office: (916) 278-6456 | Fax: (916) 278-4359 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding vehicle accidents should contact:
Kirtland Stout | Risk Manager | Office: (916) 278-7233 | Cellphone: (916) 844-9847 | email@example.com
All paperwork can be mailed by interdepartmental mail to mailstop 6145 ATTN: Janie