Risk Management Division
The Risk Management Division is responsible for identifying risks and minimizing the negative impact of accidental losses upon County operations. This division consists of Workers' Compensation, Medical Standards, Loss Prevention, Insurance, and Background Investigations.
The Workers' Compensation program is self-insured and self-administered. Our mission is to provide state mandated benefits to all County employees and other qualified recipients in a timely, professional and cost effective manner. Our staff works as a team to provide exceptional customer service and to ensure all benefits are provided on a timely basis.
The Medical Standards Unit's goal is to enhance the health of County employees so they can provide quality services to San Diego residents. We provide a variety of medical and psychological services to all County departments, including pre-employment medical screening, Peace Officer medical and psychological evaluation, drug and alcohol testing, Fitness for Duty, and Return to Work evaluations.
The Loss Prevention Unit provides guidance, training and technical support to County departments on maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for our employees as well as the visting public. The key programs of the Loss Prevention Unit are Work Safe/Stay Healthy Program, Injury and Illness Prevention, Ergonomics, Return to Work, and the DMV Pull Notice Program.
The Insurance Unit is responsible for mitigating risks and exposures to protect County assets.
The Unemployment Insurance Unit evaluates claims filed by former employees for unemployment insurance benefits to comply with the State of California Employment Development Department's eligibility criteria.
The Background Investigations Unit conducts pre-employment background investigations for applicants prior to appointment to ensure timely identification of any history, which could adversely affect job performance or public safety.