California State Fund's Chief Promoting Integrity Program
The California State Compensation Insurance Fund's interim president, Lawrence E. Mulryan, is asking customers, claimants, staff, and brokers to make use of Integrity in Action, a new program using a toll-free hotline so callers can relay suspicions about unethical activity directly to the board of directors. Mulryan's recent request notes that State Fund is intensively reviewing its group insurance administrative fee program and its internal controls.
"Since accepting the position of Interim President, I have emphasized the need for a transparent and open organization," wrote Mulryan, who was appointed in March, only six months after State Fund promoted its acting president, James C. Tudor, to the presidency. "With Integrity in Action, our customers and employees can have confidence that State Fund will continue to provide the highest level of service while upholding the highest ethical standards. I encourage all State Fund stakeholders who have serious concerns to use the Integrity in Action hotline. Thank you for your support of this new initiative," Mulryan added.
State Fund is a nonprofit, self-supporting, public enterprise that guarantees a permanent workers' compensation insurance marketplace at cost for California employers. Mulryan, a lawyer, is serving while the board again conducts a national search for a new president. He was executive director of the California Insurance Guarantee Association from 1992 to 2006 and spent more than 20 years on the San Rafael City Council, serving three terms as mayor.