The Risk Management Division is responsible for the development
of a safe and healthy environment for City employees and the public
through training, education and careful monitoring; for controlling
and reducing liability exposures in order to preserve the City's
assets and service capabilities; and, for providing employee benefits.
This is accomplished via the Division's programs that include:
safety, loss control, liability management, insurance, and disability
The City is a permissibly self-insured entity and is a member of
the San Diego Pooled Insurance Authority
(SANDPIPA). Loss control efforts are provided via in-house safety
professionals as well as through collaborative efforts with all
of the City's operating departments.
Division staff in concert with the City Attorney's office manages
Risk Management is also charged with procuring and managing the
employee benefits program and disability management functions including
workers' compensation, return to work programs and coordinating
various leave and disability benefits.