Risk Management programs are essential to the overall health and welfare of city employees, retirees, their families, and our community. Risk Administration manages the City’s Self-insured Risk program of catastrophic insurance coverage for Property & Boiler Machinery, Liability, Crime & Treasurer Bond, Cyber Liability, Inland Marine & Contractors Equipment, Statutory AD&D, and Firefighter’s Cancer Liability, Airport Liability, Excess Workers’ Compensation, including additional policies as are deemed necessary. Risk Liability provides that all contracted work with the City have the appropriate coverage to protect the city from loss or damage as a result of doing business with vendors and contractors.
Self-Insured Health Benefits & Wellness Program
The City is dedicated to offer a robust Health and Wellness program that is affordable and convenient. Employees, retirees and their families have access to quality preventive care, disease management and an array of resources for their mental and financial well-being. Employees have access to an on-site clinic that offers immediate episodic care, prevention programs through education for disease management, referral to a Dietician Nutritionist, no-cost laboratory testing and post-offer drug screenings/physicals. In addition to improving the quality of life for employees, the Wellness Clinic has increased health-care savings and employee productivity for the City.
Workers’ Compensation & Auto/General Liability Coverage
The City’s self-insured workers’ compensation & auto and general liability program allows the City to manage claims to provide successful outcomes for all parties. A solid collaboration between the City and our third-party administrators, and medical providers, results in lower administrative costs. This partnership offers employee utilization of the employee wellness clinic and our on-site Physical Therapy which is instrumental in returning employees back to work well and recovered.
Safety & Loss Prevention Program
Safety & Loss Prevention supports an elevated level of safety by providing training and awareness for city employees. Training is conducted throughout the year and is instrumental in reducing injuries to employees, as well as averting damage to city property. Incident and accident data are continuously evaluated to improve processes and procedures, identify and minimize risk exposures to the city and provide quality service to the citizens, employees, and retirees.
Purchasing and Central Stores
Purchasing and Central Stores is a support division under Risk Management whose role is to assist all City departments in the effective acquisition of goods and services in an orderly, fair, timely and economical manner. It also serves the public to assure that City business is transacted in an open and fair atmosphere. In addition, the Purchasing Division obligation is to ensure there is competition in accordance with the City’s Charter, ordinances/resolutions, administrative policies, and Purchasing Manual. The Purchasing Division is responsible for administering Purchasing Procedures: approving purchasing related contracts; dealing fairly with all potential sources of supply; consolidating purchases of like or common items; obtaining fair prices for goods and services; and determining how to impact cost savings and coordinate purchasing and contracting procedures for the City.
Central Stores is an integral part of, and subordinate to, the purchasing function. It exists to efficiently regulate purchased goods for the convenience of City departments, providing those goods for both routine and emergency use in a timely and cost-effective manner. To maintain safety measures, Central Stores controls and monitors approved manufacturers and part numbers for avoidance of injury, accidents and property damage.