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Division of Risk Management

Any paper RM1 State Vehicle Accident and Incident Form submitted prior or subsequent to the March 1, 2021 effective date will be returned to the employee and/or agency fleet vehicle coordinator, via email, with instructions on how to complete the new digital form.

The digital form must be filled out by all State employees involved in any type of incident or accident, while operating any of the vehicles listed below:

  • Pool or assigned State vehicles
  • Rental vehicles secured by a State agency
  • Personal automobiles State employees use for official State Business
  • Vehicles that State Colleges and Universities own under the Executive Auto Program
  • Vehicles with State VIP plates, Cabinet plates, or Confidential plates
  • Vehicles on loan to or authorized for use by a State agency from another government or private entity.

Please view the instructions on how to complete the form. Click the “Forms” tab and select the drop down entitled “State employees, Departments and Agencies”.


The Division of Risk Management serves all three branches (Judiciary, Executive and Legislative) of the New Jersey State government by:

  • Investigating and adjusting claims made against the State or on behalf of the State, stemming from accidents or incidents involving property damage and bodily injury;
  • Administering the Foster Parent Liability Program and adjusting all claims filed against said program;
  • Ensuring cost effective administration of claims filed against the State of New Jersey, its departments, and agencies, while maintaining the highest ethical standards in the claims management industry;
  • Providing active leadership in reducing risk and the loss to persons and property;
  • Determining and providing the most cost effective methods of absorbing or transferring the cost of loss to State assets and injury to State employees; and
  • Promoting proper stewardship of State assets through systematic inspections of State properties, development of safety protocols and safety initiatives


Contact Information

Michael Smith, Director
Peter Ramos, Assistant Director

Tel.: 609-292-1850
Fax: 609-292-2437
Division of Risk Management
PO Box 620
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Last Updated: Friday, 09/15/23