Thursday, February 21, 2008

Public sector risk managers do more with less

If you want to see risk managers who really know how to do more with less, spend a few days with public agency risk managers as I recently did in Anaheim, California. About a thousand risk managers and human resources officers, third-party administrators and those impacted by risk gathered at the Public Agency Risk Manager's Conference (PARMA) last week to discuss trends in public sector risk management.

I heard many great speakers, but the one who really stood out was Gordon Graham, a former police officer and safety consultant. He spoke about Admiral Rickover's 7 Rules of Safety Success, which I turned into a column in Risk Management for the 21st Century on To read the column, click here.

Public sector risk managers are the unsung heroes of their agencies because they consistently figure out ways to manage the myriad problems public entities face as they try to provide services to an increasingly demanding public.

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