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SORM Announces New Director of Workers’ Compensation and Supervisor

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The State Office of Risk Management has named Lydia Scranton the Director of Claims Operations in the Strategic Programs Division, and Jessica Stone as Claims Supervisor in Claims Operations. Both Ms. Scranton and Ms. Stone have been serving in these roles

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SORM introduces Compliance Officer

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On August 3, 2015, Alan Ryman, a licensed attorney in Texas and New Jersey, joined State Office of Risk Management as SORM’s first Compliance Officer. Mr. Ryman will focus on the review and updating of existing policies and procedures, serve

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Continuity of Operations law protects sensitive data for the State

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A proper and functional Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) contains sensitive data that may expose the vulnerabilities, sensitivities, strategies, personnel, and resources needed to continue the essential functions that protect life, property, vital information, and continuity of government operations. The

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Legislation requiring interim study on real property owned by Texas

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On June 19, 2015 Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3750 requiring the State Office of Risk Management to conduct a study on insurable state assets. This bill requires information coordinated by the Legislative Budget Board to develop and recommend

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State Office of Risk Management engages client agency to produce safety video

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The State Office of Risk Management recently worked together with client agency, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, to develop an informative and entertaining awareness video promoting the importance of practicing an emergency building evacuation plan. “It was an honor

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SORM Seeks New Division Chief of Strategic Programs

The State Office of Risk Management is currently accepting applications for the position of Division Chief of Strategic Programs. This executive position performs highly advanced, senior-level managerial work, providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning. SORM seeks an

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SORM Announces Division Chief of Legal Services and General Counsel

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The State Office of Risk Management announced today the selection of Deea L. Western, J.D., as the new Division Chief of Legal Services and General Counsel for the Office, effective April 20, 2015. Ms. Western will be responsible for oversight

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SORM introduces continuity planning consultant

SORM Continuity Planning Consultant, Maureen Clement

On December 2, 2013, the State Office of Risk Management welcomed Maureen Clement as the SORM Continuity Planning Consultant. Maureen will provide guidance on continuity planning to state agencies, consistent with the policy letter and existing legislation and rules. “We

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