Risk Management

The Office of Risk Management is responsible for facilitating the state’s liability, and property loss/damage processes. Mines carries insurance through multiple insurance companies. Our coverage includes campus buildings, equipment, and some university-owned vehicles. Workman’s compensation is handled by the Human Resource Office.

Property Loss Claims

Steps to file a claim for loss of property:

  • Department must properly fill out the State of Colorado Loss Notice Form, the claim form prescribed by State Risk Management.
  • Department must gather the following supporting documentation, including:
    • Police Report (contact Public Safety at 273-3333);
    • Serial Numbers*;
    • Date of Purchase*;
    • Proof of Purchase (e.g., Purchase Order)*;
    • Proof of Payment (e.g., Invoice and Check Numbers)*; and
    • Estimated Value or Replacement Cost*.
  • Department must submit claim form and supporting documentation to the Office of Risk Management.
  • The Office of Risk Management submits the claim form and supporting documentation to State Risk Management.
  • Risk Management will notify the department of the official notification and disposition of approved reimbursement when the deposit is made.
  • The department may contact the Controller’s office for access to the funds.

NOTE:  All claims are subject to a $5,000 deductible.

*Contact the Purchasing Office at 303-273-3258 for assistance with the supporting documentation (except police report).

Requesting Insurance Certificates

Occasionally Mines will need to provide to another party evidence of insurance coverages for liability, property, workers’ compensation or other specifically identified insurance. Certificates of Insurance (COI) must be issued by our insurance broker (Flood and Peterson).  Issuance of certificates requires specific information regarding the event, function, provision of services, or use of facility for which the certificate is to be issued. All requests for a COI must be submitted in writing to the Office of Risk Management by a Mines faculty or staff member needing the certificate. All certificates are issued specifically for the intended purpose.

To request a Certificate of Insurance, send an email to nvega@mines.edu with the following information:

  1. Legal name of Company and address
  2. Name and phone information for a contact at the Company
  3. Reason for the request that is 1-2 sentences max. (e.g., use of JeffCo open space for geology field session)
  4. Dates that the certificate needs to encompass


1600 Jackson Bldg.
1600 Jackson St. Suite 010
Golden, CO 80401-1887
FAX 303-273-3971

Natalie Vega
Risk Manager and Director,
Business Operations

Amanda Crow
Business Operations Admin