In conformity with Leon Countys Mission Statement, the Risk Management
Divisions mission is to identify potential risk, evaluate the potential loss, review
alternatives for risk avoidance through the most effective method, whether through
corrective action, private insurance carrier or self-insurance. The Office of Risk
Management (ORM) shall insure that the County employees are adequately trained in proper
safety methods, and that the employees working environment is reasonably safe from
accidents and hazards. In addition, the ORM shall administer claims,
negotiate countywide benefits, and prepare various loss control reports.
Risk Manager: Karen Harrell
301 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Plans, evaluates and identifies insurable risks and loss potential and reviews current
insurance trends and legislation to modify risk coverage.
Prepares, negotiates and coordinates all the Countys insurance programs.
Directly administers all insurance programs with the exception of employee health
Coordinates, participates in all investigations, accidents and injuries that involves
County employees on County maintained, or owned facilities and\or properties.
Maintains, processes and records all insurance or damage claims filed against the County
and liaisons with the appropriate insurance carriers.
Administers, coordinates and records all Federally mandated County employee Drug and
Alcohol Testing program.
Audits all automobile, general liability and workers compensation payments made by
the Countys Third Party Administrator (TPA) on behalf of the County.
Reviews all reported workers compensation injuries, near accidents and\or misses,
over utilization, abuses and the circumstances surrounding the very claim and will
periodically visit the employees employees to ascertain the status of the
The Risk Manager is on call twenty-four hours a day to immediately investigate accidents
involving serious injury and\or death occurring on County property or when County
employees are involved.
Develops and maintains a driver training program for all employees who use County
vehicles to carry out their assigned daily responsibilities.