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Program Description

  Risk Management

This program funds activities of the Office of the County Attorney, which provides legal services including investigation, negotiation, and litigation on behalf of the County and agencies that participate in the Self-Insurance Program. The Montgomery County Self-Insurance Program, established under County Code 20-37, provides comprehensive property and casualty insurance for the County and participating agencies. The program is funded through contributions from the agencies, which are based upon an annual actuarial analysis of their exposures and outstanding and projected future claims. The program provides accurate and timely insurance and risk management advice to County Departments and participating agencies and reduces County and participating agency exposure to risk by: comparing the cost of commercially available coverage to evaluate the best method of funding exposure to loss; transferring contractual risk under indemnification/hold harmless agreements; recommending and reviewing contractual insurance requirements for County vendors; avoiding risk; and purchasing commercial insurance policies. This program operates a proactive safety program and coordinates reporting to Federal and State regulatory agencies on health and safety issues. The State-required injury reports and the mandated safety training and record keeping are completed by the Safety Section of Risk Management on schedule. The program responds promptly to inspections and queries from the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Accident prevention programs are conducted, and continuous training is provided in loss prevention and loss control to promote a safe and healthy work environment for County employees. The program also employs proactive computer-based training for personal and facility safety.

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Program Contacts

Contact Jedediah Millard of the Department of Finance at 240.777.8855 or Estela Boronat de Gomes of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2785 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Training classes conducted by Safety and Health Specialists 11,4694622,0002,0002,000
Workers Compensation - Cost per $100 of payroll$2.88$2.84$2.842.842.84
Workers Compensation - Number of Montgomery County Government cases resulting in lost work time554528517508498
1  Late in FY17, online training was initiated to complement in-person classes. The decrease in FY18 is related to the roll-out of the new online training program and the fact that DGS completed biennial OSHA training in FY17.
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Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved00.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.7755125428.00
FY21 Approved7755125428.00