The Risk Management Division works closely with the City Attorney’s Office to oversee and manage the City’s Liability Program and Workers’ Compensation Program.
The Liability Program manages and makes recommendations regarding tort and other claims filed against the City, manages and makes recommendations regarding subrogation claims pursued by the City against responsible third parties for damages to City resources, strives to collaborate with other City departments to anticipate and reduce potential claims, coordinates and organizes the City’s administrative policies and procedures, reviews and administers insurance provisions in City contracts and agreements, and administers the City’s self-insurance and commercial insurance programs. The program serves as a resource to the City Council and City departments concerning claim liability exposure, insurance coverages and insurance provisions in City contracts and agreements.
The Workers’ Compensation Program provides specialized workers’ compensation services to employees city-wide, including monitoring and administering claims effectively, maintaining cost control measures and developing cost reduction strategies. Our overall goal is to evaluate and implement ways in which to cost-effectively provide quality medical care to injured employees in order to facilitate their recovery to pre-injury status and return to work as soon as reasonably possible. The program works in conjunction with the Human Resources safety staff to identify and review trends, with the goal of thereby monitoring injuries, limiting future accidents, and identifying required safety improvements.