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Risk Management

 

 

Our philosophy is that risk management must be an integral part of County culture – an intrinsic value rather than a priority that can shift on a daily basis. The County’s goal is to provide a safe, secure and healthful environment for its employees, both on and off the job.  We also work in partnership with County departments to preserve and protect the assets of the County from accidental loss at the most economical cost.

The management and control of the County’s risk management program is a function of the Risk and Benefits Division, within the Department of Employee Services. The County has elected to retain exposure to loss primarily through a program of self-insurance. The primary areas managed through this program are: liability, workers’ compensation, vehicles and unemployment claims administration, loss control services, insurance, and contracts.

Strong collaboration between the safety and wellness areas provides a safer and healthier environment for County employees. Our comprehensive and progressive safety program works in partnership with a diverse wellness effort to focus on the well being of the whole person at home as well as at work.   

Risk Staff

Dwayne Kroening,
Risk Manager

(503) 655-8576
  • Program Development and Administration
  • Compliance
  • Insurance
  • Safety-Loss Control
  • Ergonomics
  • Liability
  • Claims Management
Shari Riedman
Integrated Disability Analyst

(503) 655-8577
  • Worker's Compensation Claims Administration
  • FML Requests and Eligibility Determination
  • Disability Program Administration
  • Donated Leave Program Administration
Teresa Pouppirt
Integrated Disability Analyst

(503) 742-5477
  • Worker's Compensation Claims Administration
  • FML Requests and Eligibility Determination
  • Disability Program Administration
  • Donated Leave Program Administration
Jeremy Tovey
Risk and Loss Control Analyst

(503) 742-5475
  • Safety Committees and Programs
  • Loss Control Activities
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Drug Testing Program Support
  • Physical Capacity Testing Program Support
Trisha Bafus
Risk and Loss Control Analyst

(503) 742-5482
  • Safety Committees and Programs
  • Loss Control Activities
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Drug Testing Program Administration
  • Physical Capacity Testing Program Administration
Jan Oyama
Human Resources Assistant 
(503) 742-5476
  • Budget and Administration
  • Cost Allocation
  • Insurance Renewals
  • Unemployment Claims
Christie Long
Human Resources Assistant 
(503) 742-5469
  • FML Initial Notice Processing and Claims Assistance
  • Disability Claims Assistance
  • Disability Premium and Claims Payment
  • Workers' Compensation Claims support
Jason Morrill
Human Resources Specialist

(503) 655-8354
  • Potential Liability Claims
  • Vehicle Claims
  • Tort Claims Support
  • Wellness Support
Alise Tingen
Suzy Falk
Office Specialist 2

(503) 742-5494
  • Administrative Support - Safety & Loss Control
  • Administrative Support - Wellness & Safety

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Employee Services
2051 Kaen Road
Suite 310
Oregon City, OR 97045
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(503) 655-8459
Fax: (503) 742-5468
TTY: (503) 657-4544

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