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Accidents and Citations while on KPC Business

Personal Vehicles

Vehicle owners in Alaska are required by law to carry liability insurance. The University will cover liability claims that exceed the employee's personal insurance as long as the accident happened in the course of the employee's scope of employment. Physical damage to personal vehicles is not covered by the University.

Rental Vehicles

The University will cover claims dependent on proper authorization being in place for renting the vehicle and that the accident occurred during the course and scope of employment. If the employee was on a personal errand or if they violated the law, the University reserves the right to deny the claim or may initiate actions against the employee to recover costs. KPC encourages supervisors and employees to carefully evaluate the need to rent vehicles and encourages the use of shuttles and taxis to avoid the possibility of accident claims that could result in the departments' having to cover claim deductibles.

Traffic or parking citations while on KPC-related business

Because receiving citations is considered not within the course and scope of employment, the employee is responsible for paying any fines unless the citation is for a vehicle deficiency that was not obvious when the vehicle was assigned. The department claiming control of the vehicle is responsible for paying or mitigating the situation. Contact the Travel department for more information.

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