Category: News

New Appointment to SORM Leadership

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Executive Director, Stephen Vollbrecht, made leadership announcements to the Board of Directors of the State Office of Risk Management. Mr. Vollbrecht appointed Leonel Ramirez as Interim Director of Information Technology, and Felicia McGee as Senior

SORM Announces Strategic Changes

The Risk Management department has been renamed the Enterprise Risk department, effective May 4, 2018, and consists of the Risk Management, Insurance Services, and Continuity Operations units. The Enterprise Risk department is one of the four departments comprising the Strategic

SORM Announces New Division Chief of Strategic Programs

James Cox

On November 1, 2017, the State Office of Risk Management welcomed James Cox as the new Chief of the Strategic Programs Division. As Division Chief, Mr. Cox will oversee the Risk Management, Claims Operations, Communications & Development, and Document Processing

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Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

Details on Recalled Models   Name of product: Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010 Hazard: A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise

Statewide Insurance: What Participants Need to File Property and Automobile Claims

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As Texas continues to feel the impact of Hurricane Harvey, many state agencies may have questions on the next steps needed to address property or automobile losses. Agencies that participate in the statewide property and/or automobile insurance programs provided by

Special Alert: Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warning

Current weather predictions indicate severe weather in the Gulf of Mexico may adversely impact Texas in coastal and inland areas. Employees and citizens are advised to take appropriate precautions and remain vigilant. You can sign up for alerts at ReadyHoustonTx.gov. We

Personal Situational Awareness Course

Please join the State Office of Risk Management and the Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) for a presentation given by the Capitol DPS office. This Safety Training will be geared towards capitol complex employees but applies to all! Thursday, August

Emergency Preparedness: Like Planning for a Vacation

The State Office of Risk Management provides Continuity of Operations (COOP) guidelines (in accordance with FEMA standards) for Texas state agencies, and also suggests that families develop an emergency preparedness plan for the home. A well-developed emergency plan can relieve

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Special Alert: Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warning

Current weather predictions indicate severe weather in the Gulf of Mexico may adversely impact Texas in coastal and inland areas. Employees and citizens are advised to take appropriate precautions and remain vigilant. You can sign up for alerts at ReadyHoustonTx.gov. We

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Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories for Texas

The National Weather Service actively monitors the dangers of all weather hazards, including the dangers of heat-related illnesses. The State Office of Risk Management wants everyone to remain vigilant at work and at home, and be mindful of adequate hydration

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