Risk Management is responsible for creating a safe work environment for employees and a safe City for its citizens. The department administers safety training and OSHA mandated programs, workers compensation and liability insurance programs, and responding to citizen and employee safety concerns. The city provides a safe and healthy place to work, live and play.
Risk management accomplishes this by identifying, evaluating, and controlling loss exposures faced by the City. Our goal is to minimize the adverse effects of unpredictable events. Toward this end, we utilize a number of processes and tools:
- maintain current values for buildings, contents and property
- respond to all property, liability and other casualty losses, initiating investigations and accomplishing the appropriate resolution of all claims
- develop programs for loss prevention based on available loss data
- coordinate loss control activities
- manage special insurance programs
- review insurance language in vendor contracts to control transfer of risk
- review and approve Certificates of Insurance for vendors and facility users
- serve as a resource and provide consultation on matters related to insurance and loss prevention
If you believe that the City is responsible for damages to you or your property, you must file a written claim within six months of the incident. In order to meet legal requirements you must supply specific information. To assist you in meeting those requirements, the City has prepared a claim form for your use. Claim forms are available online (click here) or from the Human Resource Office. Original completed claims should be mailed or hand delivered to the Human Resource Office along with copies of invoices, receipts or pictures documenting your damages.
Once your claim is received by the Risk Management Department, it is forwarded to a third party administrator who will investigate your potential claim. The claims adjuster will determine if the City is legally responsible for your damages and, if so, to what extent. The City will only pay for damages when it can be shown that the City was negligent in its operations. You will receive written notice of action taken on your claim within 45 days after it was filed.
MPA (Municipal Pooling Authority of Northern California)
Event Insurance Questionnaire