NCW Workers’ Compensation Pool

The NCESD administers the North Central Washington (NCW) Workers’ Compensation Pool, which promotes a safe and healthy work environment, safety programs and encourages return to work in the event of an injury. Claims for the pool are managed through TriStar Risk Management, TPA. The pool is responsible for monitoring medical cost, lost wages, and pension benefits. The NCW Workers’ Comp Pool goal is to promote a safe and healthy work environment.

Program Contacts

Paul Harrison, Managing Director for the NCW Workers’ Compensation Pool, is the liaison between the school districts, the third-party administrator, and employees when a claim occurs. He oversees the daily operation of the pool which includes safety trainings for districts, DOSH required programs, Vector Solutions Trainings, and administering the Hearing Conservation Program. Jenny Payne, Loss Control Specialist, performs school district safety reviews and assessments, manages our Safety Matters newsletter, and is our main contact for safety related questions.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Paul by calling 509-667-7108 or emailing

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NCW Workers’ Compensation Pool Member School Districts

Chelan County
Cascade, Cashmere, Entiat, Lake Chelan, Manson, Stehekin, Wenatchee

Douglas County
Bridgeport, Eastmont, Mansfield, Orondo, Palisades, Waterville

Grant County
Coulee-Hartline, Ephrata, Grand Coulee Dam, Moses Lake, Quincy, Soap Lake, Warden, Wilson Creek

Okanogan County
Brewster, Methow, Nespelem, Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, Pateros, Tonasket