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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I designate a primary risk manager for my state agency?
A: To designate a new person as agency Primary Risk Manager, please complete the SORM 101 form, “Designation of Agency Primary Risk Manager” and submit by mail or fax to:

SORM Information Resources
State Office of Risk Management
P.O. Box 13777, Austin, Texas 78711-3777
Fax: Attn: SORM Information Resources (512) 370-9197

Q: Who is my agency’s risk manager and his/her contact information?
A: SORM has a directory of risk management personnel: Risk Managers, Safety Officers, and Claims Coordinators at state agencies.

Q: How do I report suspected workers’ compensation fraud?
A: Please call 877-445-0006 and ask the operator for “Investigations.”

Q: How do I find the SORM training schedule?
A:You can view the schedule of SORM Training here.

Q: How do I complete the SORM 200, the required form that state agencies fill out to report risk management activities?
A: Go to this page on our website, complete with training videos and detailed information.

Q: How do I apply for a new or renew a state employee’s notary commission without bond?
A: Applicants complete the Secretary of State (SOS) form 2301-NB.

Q: How do I change my name before my notary without bond commission’s expiration date?
A: If you need to change your name before your commission’s expiration date, read the instructions on Form 2305-NB, complete it and e-mail, fax (512-370-9028) or mail it to the State Office of Risk Management for processing.

Q: How do I change the status of my notary without bond commission if I have transferred state agencies or have been terminated by a state agency before my commission’s expiration date?
A: Fill out the SORM-204 form and e-mail, fax (512-370-9028) or mail it to the State Office of Risk Management for processing.

Q: How do I find notary educational materials?
A: An overview of the Secretary of State’s notary public educational information as it applies to state government can be found here. An online training video is also available on the Texas Secretary of State’s web site here.