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Risk Management

  Karen Melton, Risk Manager

In conformity with Leon County’s Mission Statement, the Risk Management Division’s 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 Management manages the County’s activities in effort to minimize total long-term costs associated with accidental losses.

Contact Karen MELTON 850.606.5120
MeltonK@leoncountyfl.gov

RISK management  301 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Fl 32301
FAX: 850-606-5120

Functional Responsibilities:

  • 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 County’s insurance programs.
  • Directly administers all insurance programs with the exception of employee health coverage
  • 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 County’s 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 employee’s employee’s to ascertain the status of the employee.
  • 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.

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