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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF RISK OFFICER (OCRO)

The Enterprise
RISK MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE AND ME
By J'amie D'Aguiar, Internal Controls Manager

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hat do you get when you take 17 unique
Divisions with critical and complex operations, spread across the District of Columbia,
with the same goal of managing risk in support of
strategic excellence? You get Strategic Initiative
#23, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). I work
with the Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO)
to implement this organizational initiative.
The OCFO is embarking on a significant journey to integrate the
ERM approach across the organization. ERM helps to assess how our
daily operations support the OCFO's Strategic Objectives through the
identification and analysis of inherent risks.
ERM allows us to view these risks from both
My primary responsibility is
a divisional and an enterprise-wide lens so
to develop training materials
that risks can be rated and ranked and strategies to address them can be developed.
to ensure that every OCFO
My primary responsibility is to develop
employee understands the
training materials to ensure that every OCFO
importance of managing risk
employee understands the importance of
and why it is important
managing risk and why it is important to
to their individual jobs.
their individual jobs. I am also responsible
for developing tools to help measure the
effectiveness of this training throughout the
organization.
Additionally, I participate in special projects and the overall assessment of internal OCRO operations. As part of an OCFO special project
or task force, I help identify and assess risks at a project's early stages
and review process documentation for control gaps.

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