Risk Management

The City's Risk Manager is responsible for handling automobile, general liability, and workers' compensation claims. Risk Management oversees the City's Loss Prevention Policy and Drug and Alcohol Policy, as well as safety, training, and wellness programs throughout the City.

To file a claim with the City of Rome, please contact the City of Rome Risk Manager for a claim form and guidance for moving through the claims process. Every claim is investigated and reviewed on an individual case-by-case basis to determine liability.

Safety Policy Statement

The City of Rome is extremely conscious of the safety of our employees and the citizens of our community.  As an employer, we recognize our obligation to ensure the safest possible work place for our employees.  As a governmental entity, we recognize our responsibility to provide a safe environment for the public we serve.

We believe that most incidents are preventable.  In accordance, we have allocated resources to administer an aggressive Risk Management Program in our municipality.

Our Risk Manager has been appointed to coordinate our overall Risk Management Program.  The Risk Manager, however, is not responsible for the line functions, which are that of department directors and supervisors.  We expect department directors and supervisors to complement the efforts of the Risk Manager to reduce incidents and provide for the safety of employees and the general public.  These safety policies and procedures are continuous and equal in importance with all other operational considerations.

All employees are responsible for cooperating with and supporting our Risk Management Program activities and objectives. All employees are expected to adopt the concept that the safe way to perform a task is the only acceptable way to complete a task.

Safety is every employee’s responsibility.  Only with the help of each employee can we continue to maintain a safe environment for both our employees and the citizens we serve.

Drug-Free Workplace

The City of Rome is a Drug-Free Workplace and it is a condition of employment that all employees will be drug-free.

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires all federal grant recipients and federal contractors (where contracts exceed $100,000.00) to certify that they will provide a drug-free workplace. The final rules describing the requirements for such grantees/contractors were published in the Federal Register on May 25, 1990.

Generally, this law requires covered employers to:

  • Develop and publish a written policy and ensure that employees read and consent to the policy as a condition of employment;
  • Initiate an awareness program to educate employees about
    • the dangers of drug abuse,
    • the company's drug-free workplace policy,
    • any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs,
    • the penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations;
  • Require that all employees notify the employer or contractor within 5 days of any conviction for a drug offense in the workplace;
  • Make an on-going good faith effort to maintain a drug-free workplace.