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Risk Management & Safety

Risk Management

Risk Management​ provides systematic and continuous identification of loss exposure, an analysis of exposure in terms of frequency and severity probabilities, an application of sound risk control and safety procedures, and financing of risk mitigation strategies consistent with the City's financial resources.

Risk Management includes a variety of operations: employee benefits, workers compensation, non-litigated tort claims, employee safety, auto liability, and all property and casualty programs (both insured and self-insured). The Risk Manager oversees these operations and handles the negotiation and acquisition of insurance. Risk Management staff are separated into two basic functions: employee safety and claims administration.​​​

Staff Directory​​

  
  
  
  
Verl NiedensRisk Managervniedens@wichita.gov(316) 268-4608
Heather St PierreAdministrative Aide IIIhpierre@wichita.gov(316) 268-4370
Amy LockettAccount Clerk IIalockett@wichita.gov(316) 268-4125

Claims for Damages

The City maintains a Claims Adjuster and administrator responsible for investigating and adjusting City employee compensation claims, non-litigated auto liability, and property damage brought against the City.

​Safety Office

The City of Wichita believes that every employee is entitled to a safe and healthy working environment. It is the purpose of the Safety Office to ensure this ideal. 

The Safety Office will dedicate time and resources to remove recognized hazards, provide education and training, and communicate the need for every employee to take responsibility in incorporating excellent health, safety and environmental practices (including regulatory compliance) into their daily lives. 

In addition, the Safety Office will develop, implement, and maintain environmental health and safety policies and procedures for the City of Wichita. These policies and procedures will be continuously reviewed to ensure that the City of Wichita is meeting the goal of providing a safe and healthy environment.

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) oversees regulatory compliance for the City of Wichita.

Staff Directory

  
  
  
  
Linda SummervillSenior Safety Coordinatorlsummervill@wichita.gov(316) 268-4630
Robert DanielsSafety Coordinatorrdaniels@wichita.gov(316) 268-4395