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Office of Risk Management

The mission of the Risk Management Unit, a division of the Office of Risk Management and Licensure, is to provide independent and objective assurance services designed to enhance, add value to, and improve DIDD’s operations.  The Risk Management Unit aims to help DIDD accomplish its objectives by utilizing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate the effectiveness of risk management, internal control, compliance, and governance processes.  The Risk Management Unit is functionally subdivided into an Audit Team and a Risk Assessment Team.


Audit Team

The Audit Team performs investigative audits of both Provider Agencies and DIDD offices in response to allegations of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse. DIDD Policy 70.2.1 Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse of Government Funds and Property provides key guidance and requirements in this arena to both Provider Agency and DIDD staff.

Risk Assessment Team

The Risk Assessment Team assesses and monitors various aspects of DIDD’s operations and submits reports to the DIDD Audit Committee on a quarterly basis.  The Risk Assessment Team focuses primarily on the risks identified in DIDD’s Risk Assessment.  DIDD conducts an annual Risk Assessment to fulfill the statutory enterprise risk management and assessment requirements of TCA 9-18-101, known as the Tennessee Financial Integrity Act.

Audit Lead Risk Assessment Lead
Mary Lenderman
Mary.E.Lenderman@tn.gov
(615) 770-1012
Cindy Hunter
Cindy.Hunter@tn.gov
(615) 231-5399

Risk Management Resources

Allegations of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse can be submitted to DIDD’s Risk Management Unit or the State Comptroller’s Hotline as follows:

DIDD Risk Management Unit
DIDD.Sanctions@tn.gov
(615) 770-1012

State Comptroller's Hotline
comptroller.tn.gov/hotline
(800) 232-5454


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Fraud, Waste & Abuse poster