2014 RK0 Office of Risk Management
The mission of the Office of Risk Management (ORM) is to reduce the probability, occurrence and cost of risk to the District of Columbia government through the provision of risk identification and insurance analysis and support to District agencies, and by efficiently and fairly administering the District’s public sector workers’ compensation, tort liability, and captive insurance programs.
Summary of Services
ORM’s Risk Identification, Analysis and Control Division conducts risk management assessments of District agencies’ facilities and operations by identifying gaps in risk management practices, conducting building inspections, making related recommendations and overseeing their implementation, providing risk management training to District employees, and overseeing the formulation of agency emergency response plans. The Public Sector Workers’ Compensation Program (PSWCP) receives workers’ compensation claims from injured District government employees, adjusts and manages those claims through its Third-Party Administrator (TPA), and provides compensation and services to claimants, including medical and return-to-work services. The Tort Liability Program receives and investigates claims against the District government with the goal of negotiating and preparing claims for fair and timely settlement. The Insurance Program oversees the District’s Medical Liability Captive Insurance Agency, which provides medical malpractice insurance to non-profit community health centers, and advice to District agencies on risk and insurance policies and practices.