The staff members of the Risk Management Division of the County Attorney's Office look forward to their continuing mission of protecting the human resources, property, and financial integrity of Cattaraugus County.
Cattaraugus County provides a wide range of services for the benefit of its citizens and attempts to do so at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer. At times, the provisions of these services exposes the County to certain financial risks, which may be quite costly. The Risk Management Division of the County Attorney’s Office reviews these risks, investigates claims, reviews possible liability to the County and makes recommendations with regard to claims management.
Organizations entering into a contractual relationship with Cattaraugus County, to provide services to or on behalf of the County, are required to provide proof of appropriate insurance coverage. The Risk Management Division reviews each contract, determines the level of insurance required to protect the interests of the County, and monitors compliance.
The Risk Management Division also has programs and policies to protect the employees of the County while conserving the fiscal resources of local taxpayers. These risk-reducing measures include safety training and inspections, fire and emergency evacuation plans, general rules for workplace safety and equipment operation, driving regulations, personal protective equipment and hazard communication programs, drug-free initiatives, personal threat, smoking, hearing conservation and sexual-harassment policies.
In addition to the above duties, the Risk Management Division manages the commercial general and automobile liability coverage in an effort to reduce the financial burden to the taxpayer.