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SORM Directors & Officers/Property Symposium 2017 – Register Now


We invite you to join us as we discuss current topics pertaining to coverage for directors and officers and commercial property for state entities. Subjects to include how directors and officers coverage can help state entities, employment practices liability issues,

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Notice from the State Fire Marshal’s Office


The State Fire Marshal’s Office announced on January 25, 2017, the adoption of the 2015 National Fire and Protection Association (NFPA) standards and recommendations. Inspectors from the State Fire Marshal’s Office will now use the 2015 NFPA 1 Fire Code

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SORM Announces Senior Risk Manager


On January 1, 2017, the State Office of Risk Management promoted Mr. Frank J. Marcopolos to Senior Risk Manager of the Office. Mr. Marcopolos will oversee operations of the risk management unit, reporting to Mrs. Michelle Ganaden (formerly Tooley), Director

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2016 SORM Automobile Symposium


View videos and presentations from the 2016 symposium held on Jan. 28, 2016

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Avoiding computer eye strain

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Most office workers spend much of their day sitting in front of a computer.  This can result in strain, twitches, and redness in the eyes.  To ease eye problems, you may want to consider the following measures: Keep a bottle

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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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New online process to request training

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SORM offers a wide variety of risk management, workers’ compensation, and safety courses and now has a new submission process for client agencies to request training classes.  The new online request form allows users to easily and immediately send notice

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Continuity of Operations law protects sensitive data for the State


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


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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Renewal for statewide directors’ and officers’ liability insurance program announced

The State Office of Risk Management recently fielded market bids for the Statewide Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance Program, and again selected Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. to sponsor the entire SORM D&O insurance line. In a letter addressed to

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