The purpose of the Association is to be a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of federal Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). The Association shall serve its members by providing a forum for discussion of issues relevant to participants in the federal risk management profession, sponsoring appropriate educational programs, encouraging professional development, influencing governmental risk management policies and practices, and serving as an advocate for the profession. The Association serves government officials and the public by sponsoring efforts to ensure full and fair accountability for management of risk in achieving organizational objectives.


To advance the practice of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in the federal government through thought leadership, education and collaboration.


Be recognized in the public sector as a credible authority and leader in promoting the effective application of enterprise risk management.


Integrity: We are professional and honest in our working relationships. We strive for equity and fairness in our decision making and in our treatment of one another. We honor our commitments. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and performance standards.

Professionalism: We will conduct ourselves with a focus on responsibility, dedication, and effectiveness in the conduct of Association programs and operations.

Teamwork: We are most effective when we work together as a team, respecting each other’s contributions.

Engagement: We will communicate effectively with our key stakeholders, fully appreciating the value of internal and external collaboration in promoting enterprise risk management.

View the 2020-25 Strategic Plan