Welcome to the web site of the University of Hawaii Office of Risk Management. To navigate through our web site, please use our links located in the upper right hand corner.

UH EMPLOYEES: The Office of Risk Management is part of the Office of the Vice President for Administration. To request assistance, please complete and submit an ASSISTANCE REQUEST FORM.


2016 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The University of Hawaii at Manoa 2016 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is now available online at: The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report provides policy statements, crime statistics for UHM, and information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to the safety and security of our campus community.

For more information, visit the Department of Public Safety's website.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("UAS") Rules

The FAA announced that new UAS (commonly referred to as drones) rules, including all pilot and operating rules, went into effect as of August 29, 2016. Anyone who operates UAS on University of Hawaii property, and all University of Hawaii employees, students, and other individuals who operate UAS in any location as part of their University employment or as part of any University-related activity, must comply with FAA regulations, and any applicable county, state and federal laws. For more information on the new rules, please visit the FAA's website:

University of Hawaii Whistleblower Hotline

If you observe or suspect any fraud, waste, abuse, or other conduct you believe is in violation of the University’s policies or other laws, rules, or regulations, you are encouraged to report your concerns.

2016 Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30. Check the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency's website for information on how to plan and prepare for the hurricane season.


Risk management involves the identification, evaluation and treatment of risks inherent in the operations of an organization. At the University of Hawai'i risk is prevalent at all levels of activities, projects, and programs affecting students, faculty and staff.

ORM is a resource for administrators, faculty, and staff to identify and manage risks associated with their activities in order to reduce losses, maintain financial stability, and protect University resources.

ORM coordinates the University's risk management efforts and has primary responsibility for administering the University's program of insurance and self-insurance, oversight of insurance claims, and development of various risk and loss control programs. Members of the University community are encouraged to contact ORM with any questions or concerns related to proposed activities, with respect to loss prevention, premises and automobile liability, workers' compensation, claims recovery, or any risk related matters.