Public Risk Management Association

Public Risk Management Association

The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) is a non-profit education and training organization for public sector risk management practitioners on state and local levels. Through its resources and educational programs, PRIMA helps its public entity members develop effective risk management programs, is dedicated to increasing risk management professionalism in the public sector and helps their members develop cost-effective techniques for handling the unique problems risk managers face.

PRIMA is the largest risk management association dedicated solely to the practice of risk management in the public sector. PRIMA’s membership is made up of more than 2,000 entities in over 1,800 jurisdictions. PRIMA’s members coordinate risk management, purchase insurance, manage human resources, administrate safety and environmental programs, manage labor issues, handle parks and recreation programs and much more. They adhere to a strict code of ethics, a standard of professional conduct as it applies to member work-related activities.

Mission: To advance the knowledge and practice of public risk management.

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Tis the season to give back! Give back to the public risk management industry by becoming one of our next PRIMA Directors.
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It may be Black Friday, but what we're really waiting for is PRIMA's Cyber Monday Sale!
If you're thinking about exhibiting at PRIMA's 2020 Annual Conference, December 2nd is the day to take the plunge - Exhibitors can save $200 on registration. Just look out for a discount code in your inbox on December 2nd! #PRIMA2020

Thanksgiving can be about gratitude, family, food, fun or a sales opportunity. It’s up to you what you do with it.
Have a little fun this Thanksgiving! :)

Give thanks to those who have been leaders in the public risk management industry by nominating them for our Pioneer Excellence Award!
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Unfortunately, we’ve all discovered the fall-out that comes with “foot-in-mouth” syndrome. With PRIMA’s newest blog, you’ll learn to match what you say with what you intend and avoid the pitfalls that come with the differences between intent and the impact of your words. Read now:

Cyber Monday is coming, and bringing $200 savings with it for EXHIBITORS!
Check your email on December 2nd for a discount code and exhibit at the leading event for public sector risk management professionals. #PRIMA2020

Delays in Boeing Max Return Began With Near-Crash in Simulator

Boeing Co. engineers were nearly done redesigning software on the grounded 737 Max in June when some pilots hopped into a simulator to test a few things.
It didn’t go well.

Continue reading: Boeing Co. engineers were nearly done redesigning software on the grounded 737 Max in June when some pilots hopped into a simulator to test a few things.

Save the date! PRIMA’s 2020 Annual Conference is back on June 14-17. Registration opens January.

Run for the PRIMA Board of Directors!

If your the PRIMA voting member representing your entity, PRIMA’s Leadership Development Committee (LDC) urges you to run for office. This is an opportunity for you to make a meaningful contribution to the public risk management profession by assuming a leadership role at the national level.

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Nominate a colleague or yourself for our newest award - Pioneer Excellence Award!
Qualifications for Award:
1. Member of PRIMA for 15 years or more
2. Advancement of PRIMA membership goals
3. Knowledge of public entity risk management skills, industry goals, and trends

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Calling all men! It's International Men's Day, which bring awareness to male health, improving gender relations, promoting humanitarian values, and highlighting positive male role models.

Be sure to do a home check for testicular cancer and book an appointment for a prostate exam. Reach out to the positive role models in your life, men and women, who've supported you becoming the man you are today.

Learn more about IMD here:

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Cyber Monday is coming! #PRIMA2020

Get ready, Nashville! PRIMA’s Annual Conference is coming to you in June 2020. Get ready for registration to open in January! #PRIMA2020

Colleges offer students recovering from drug and alcohol problems support and a place to gather

Recovery programs that help students with alcohol and drug problems are more welcome as campus leaders try to help students overcome social barriers that prevent them from earning degrees. Recovery programs that help students with alcohol and drug problems are more welcome as campus leaders try to help students overcome social barriers that prevent them from earning degrees.

Learn how you can ensure your work language is diversity-friendly with PRIMA’s newest blog “INTENT versus IMPACT.” Read here:

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. This day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, has the purpose is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. #WorldKindnessDay

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Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served in our armed forces. May we never forget the generations of soldiers who have sacrificed themselves for our freedoms.

Hope you're having a relaxing Sunday!

Today, in 1989, the Cold War ended as the Berlin Wall fell. A great day in human history!

It's National Cappuccino Day! Go ahead and treat yourself! :)

Nominate a colleague or yourself for PRIMA's newest award - the Pioneer Excellence Award!
Learn more:

For risk management professionals concerned about property risk exposures, an up-to-date, accurate statement of values (SOV) is critical. Learn the three ways to ensure you SOV is working for you:

Save the Date for #PRIMA2020!
PRIMA's 2020 Annual Conference is coming to Nashville, June 14-17.

A national report confirmed 6,283 pedestrians were killed in crashes across the country last year, the highest number in nearly 30 years.
Continue reading:

With PRIMA’s podcast “Is Self-Funding Right for Your Organization?” you’ll learn how self-funding health insurance differs from full insurance, what cost reporting helps determine medical claims versus pharmacy costs, what current copays, deductible, and co-insurance is available, and more.
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Chris Kittleson, ARM, and Mike Scrudato, CPCU, present PRIMA's November 20th webinar "Improving Safety in Government by Changing Driving Behavior."
Register today:

#fleetsafety #riskmanagement

Introducing PRIMA's newest award - the Pioneer Excellence Award!
Nominate a colleague or yourself if you/they have been a member of PRIMA for 15 years or more, advance PRIMA membership goals, and knowledge of public entity risk management skills, industry goals, and trends.
Learn more:

Happy Halloween!

Fun Fact: The Halloween we know today can trace its roots back to the ancient Celtic end-of-harvest festival of Samhain. During Samhain, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off evil spirits.

Prepare and respond to cyber attacks in this podcast presented by the Deputy Section Chief of Host Forensics at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, David Zito.
Listen now:
#NSCM #Cybersecurity #cyberattack

PRIMA webinars are free to PRIMA members and $129 for non-members. All webinars are recorded so if you miss one you can still watch the recording and download the PPT slides! Check out our upcoming webinars here:

Boost Your Cyber IQ [Quiz]

Boost Your Cyber IQ with this three-minute cyber risk quiz:
#NSCM #Cybersecurity #cyberattack How's your cyber knowledge? Take our 3-minute cyber IQ quiz to ensure you can talk the talk, and help protect your organization against cyber security risks.

Fun Fact for Sunday!
Four times more people speak English as a foreign language than as a native one. It's the most widely spoken tongue in the world, with nearly two billion people learning it as a second language and only 350 million people speaking it natively.

Today is the last Friday in October so make it count!
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What a great group of individuals! I'm so appreciative for the scholarship, the wonderful topics and speakers, delish food, and the chance to network with other risk managers from around the country! Thank you PRIMA!😁👍

Last night was PRIMA Institute’s 2019 Social Hour where our attendees networked and enjoyed themselves after a day of learning about loss control, mental illness and crisis de-escalation, drones, legalized marijuana in the workplace, and workplace violence.
#PRIMAInstitute #PI19 #riskmanagement #networking

If you missed the chance to visit PRIMA President Scott Kramer, MBA, ARM yesterday, you can still visit him today at the ICMA Annual Conference!

This week's Cyber Security podcast discusses how best to protect your e-transactions led by the Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives for the National Cyber Security Alliance, Daniel Eliot:

#PRIMACyberSecurityToolkit #NCSAM #CyberSecurity #eCommerce #riskmanagement

If you're attending the ICMA Annual Conference in Nashville stop by the PRIMA booth and say hello to our PRIMA President, Scott Kramer, MBA, ARM.

Register for our November 20th webinar about fleet safety programs, including discussion of new crash avoidance systems, with "Improving Safety in Government by Changing Driving Behavior" here:
#fleetsafety #riskmanagement

Today is the first day of 2019's PRIMA Institute! Our attendees are hard at work learning about insurance, claims, workers' compensation, RFP's, safety leadership, and telematics. Great job PI19 risk managers!
#PRIMAInstitute #PI19 #riskmanagement

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On this day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Gobble, Gobble!

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700 S Washington St, Ste 218
Alexandria, VA

General information

For four decades, the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) has been the one-stop resource for educational programming, risk resources and networking opportunities for public sector risk managers.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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