Global Benefits and Risk Management

Global Benefits and Risk Management
Kari Leal – Chief Risk Officer
Global Benefits and Risk Management Building
39001 D 172nd Ave SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Mon- Fri 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Hours of Operation:
Mon- Fri 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Staff Members:

Risk Management:

Phillip Brooke - Risk Manager
Stori Powers - Safety Manager



Global Benefits:

Patricia Higginbotham - Finance Director II
Rhonda Gallant-Hamm - Senior HRIS Analyst




The Global Benefits and Risk Management Division provides the following services to all Tribal Entities:

Benefits and Risk Management

The Global Benefits and Risk Management (GBRM) Division is responsible for coordination and management of comprehensive and cost effective benefits and risk management programs for employees at all Tribal entities.  These programs include health, pension, life, disability, unemployment, EAP, along with property, liability, workers' compensation, catastrophic coverage, contractual risk management and associated claims and loss control services; management and coordination of safety activities to ensure implementation of safety initiatives throughout the organization and support of management in the implementation of safety solutions to enhance operational performance; and contract review to maximize favorable indemnity language for the Tribe.


The GBRM Division is also involved in compensation plan management and related policy development.  This includes compliance with all compensation-related policies and procedures; development and maintenance of compensation tables and other systems-related functions; coordination of system and policy updates to include management of outside consultants and internal project teams; and compliance with all employment contracts initiated by any Tribal entity.

Human Resource Management System

The GBRM Division is responsible for development and oversight of the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) including resolution of system and data issues, strategies and implementation of revisions to the HRMS application or its data, oversight of the process by which updates are made to the HRMS, development of new applications within the product, and system security to maximize internal control over data.

Internal Audit and Information Security

The GBRM Division is assigned internal audit oversight with regard to specific areas of the organization, as outlined by senior management, which include compliance with organizational and external policies and procedures, laws and regulations; oversight of the preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and other regulatory agencies; oversight of initiatives to protect corporate data, to include security initiatives initiated by divisional Information Technology staff.