• Authority Website Undergoing Scheduled Maintenance During Labor Day Weekend

    August 30, 2018

    Please note that from 5:00 pm on Friday, August 31 through 10:00 pm on Monday, September 3, myJPIA and portions of cjpia.org will be offline while we perform important scheduled maintenance. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Authority Campus Closed in Observance of Labor Day

    August 30, 2018

    The California JPIA offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. For urgent matters, please call the Authority’s main number, (562) 467-8700, and you will be directed to the staff member on call. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

  • August 28 Risk Managers Roundtable Postponed

    August 27, 2018

    The Risk Managers Roundtable on Volunteer Management, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 28 in Arroyo Grande, has been postponed to a later date. Registrants will be notified when a new date has been selected for the roundtable.

    For questions or more information, contact Ryan Thomas, Training and Loss Control Specialist, by email or at (562) 467-8775.

  • Educational Forum Opening Session Addresses the #MeToo Movement

    August 20, 2018

    The Authority’s 2018 Risk Management Educational Forum’s Opening Session will include a presentation by Gerry Preciado on the “#MeToo” movement and its effect on California’s employment climate. The #MeToo movement has led to a greater focus on the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. Titled “Employment Litigation and the #MeToo Impact,” Preciado’s Forum presentation will address empowering management and employees with the necessary skills to successfully prevent and respond to offensive conduct in the workplace, and how best to respond to harassment complaints before they become litigated. 

    Registration for the Forum, which runs from September 19 – 21, is limited to public agency officials and employees and the Authority’s business partners. Please visit the Forum website to register and for more information. Note that registration closes on August 22. For Forum-related questions, please click here to send an email.

  • 2018 Risk Management Awards Highlight Member Achievements

    August 2, 2018

    The California JPIA recognized six of its members for their achievements in risk management by honoring them with the 2018 Risk Management Award. The Risk Management Awards highlight dedicated efforts and accomplishments in risk management, recognizing Authority members that have demonstrated the best overall performance in the Liability Program and the Workers’ Compensation Program. 

    For the Primary Liability Program, the Best Overall Performance Award winners were: 

    • For non-municipal agencies: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
    • For municipal agencies without police exposure: City of Bradbury
    • For municipal agencies with police exposure: City of Signal Hill 

    For the Primary Workers’ Compensation Program, the Best Overall Performance Award winners were: 

    • For non-municipal agencies: Coastal Animal Services Authority
    • For municipal agencies without public safety exposure: City of Rolling Hills Estates
    • For municipal agencies with public safety exposure: City of Poway 

    The award winners were honored at the Authority’s Board of Directors meeting on July 18, 2018 at the Authority’s La Palma campus. See the Authority’s July newsletter for more information on the Risk Management Awards.

  • Annual Board of Directors Meeting Held in July

    August 2, 2018

    The Annual Board of Directors Meeting was held in La Palma on July 18, 2018 with a quorum of delegates in attendance, representing 73 member agencies. Curtis Morris, President of the Executive Committee, presided over the meeting, which included Executive Committee elections, recognition of the 2018 Risk Management Award winners, and a presentation of the Authority’s recent activities and initiatives. 

    The Board of Directors unanimously elected Margaret Finlay as Vice President of the Executive Committee, while Tom Chavez, City of Temple City; Daryl Hofmeyer, City of Paramount; Mary Ann Reiss, City of Pismo Beach; and Mark Waronek, City of Lomita, were elected as members of the Executive Committee, each serving a two-year term. Chief Executive Officer, Jon Shull, presented the strategic plan, operational overview, and current initiatives of the Authority. 

    The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on July 17, 2019.

  • 2018 Capstone Award Finalists Selected

    August 1, 2018

    The finalists for the 2018 Capstone Award have been selected and will be honored in a ceremony at this September’s Risk Management Educational Forum. The Capstone Award is presented at the Forum each year to an individual who best exemplifies the practice of risk management.

    The 2018 finalists are:

    • Karina Bañales, City of Palos Verdes Estates
    • Teri Davis, City of Moorpark
    • Sarah Siep, City of Big Bear Lake
    • Brad Stewart, City of San Dimas

    The Forum will be held on September 19 - 21 at Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad. For more information or to register for the Forum, members can visit the Forum’s event page.

  • Newly Elected Official Academy Covers the Fundamentals of Local Government

    July 31, 2018

    The Authority’s Newly Elected Officials Academy was held in June in Laguna Beach with 22 elected officials from 17 different public agencies attending sessions that covered the fundamentals of local government. Newly elected officials first seated between November 2016 and April 2018 were invited to attend this two-day training event. Topics included in the sessions were the council/board member’s role, dealing with the media, reducing risk for public agencies, and other legal, financial, and governmental issues. The event was well received by attendees, one of whom stated, “This is an incredible academy. It should be a ‘must’ for every new elected member.” 

    The Newly Elected Officials Academy is held annually with the next academy occurring in June 2019. For questions regarding any of the California JPIA academies, please contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or at (562) 467-8777.

  • Program Certificates for 2018-19 Now Available to Members in MyJPIA

    July 19, 2018

    Members with responsibility for their agency’s program certificates and other coverage documents are now able to use a new feature in myJPIA which allows them to easily download program certificates for each pooled program in which their agency participates. The 2018-19 program certificates are available using this feature. If already in myJPIA, the certificates can be found by clicking on the heading “Risk Management,” and then on “Memoranda and Certificates.”

    For questions about this new feature, email the Authority or call us at (562) 467-8700.

  • Workers’ Compensation Symposium 2018 Registration

    July 19, 2018

    Registration is still open for the 2018 California JPIA’s annual Workers’ Compensation Symposium, to be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Authority’s campus in La Palma. This event provides an opportunity for members to hear from industry experts and meet with the Authority’s panel attorneys and the York claims team. Topics being presented at this year’s symposium include a legislative update, return-to-work programs, and resolving claims with difficult employees. Risk managers, human resource professionals, and any members who are associated with their agency’s workers’ compensation program are encouraged to attend.

    Visit the event website to learn more and to register. For questions about this symposium, contact Jeff Rush, Workers’ Compensation Program Manager, by email or at (562) 467-8707.

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