California JPIA 22nd Annual Risk Management Educational Forum: Capstone Award and Scholarship Opportunity
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Registration will open in May for the 22nd Annual Risk Management Educational Forum, entitled Risk Management – Facing the Future Together, to be held at The Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara from October 11 – 13, 2017.
The Authority offers two programs to members as part of the Risk Management Educational Forum.
The Capstone Award recognizes outstanding individuals at the Forum who best exemplify the practice of risk management in the public sector. Separately, the Authority provides a limited number of Forum scholarships to assist members who would like to attend the Forum but do not have sufficient agency funds.
Spotlight on 2016 Capstone Award Winner, Bellflower’s Susan Crumly
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By Courtney Morrison, Administrative Analyst
After being presented with the Authority’s Capstone Award at the 2016 Risk Management Educational Forum, Susan Crumly, Human Resources and Risk Manager for the City of Bellflower, says she was pleasantly surprised at how many of her peers at the Forum stopped to congratulate her. Susan was one of five finalists for the award and was nominated for outstanding risk management efforts for her agency. “I like that the award also brought the city of Bellflower to the attention of more people,” Susan said, “as risk management is a very important part of our agency’s long-term strategy.”
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By Ryan Thomas, Training and Loss Control Specialist
The Authority is pleased to announce a new classroom training, entitled “Workplace Harassment Training for Local Agency Officials." This training enables your agency to comply with the training requirements under AB 1661 and will be offered regionally. Should your agency wish to host this training, we ask that you allow officials from other member agencies to attend as well. This will enable this training to be offered in a manner that furthers the most efficient use of Authority resources.
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By Jim Gross, Senior Risk Manager and Alex Mellor, Risk Manager
As we wrote in last month’s newsletter, effective January 1, 2017, Federal OSHA instituted new injury and illness reporting rules that will affect some public agencies. While California employers are not yet required to comply with these rules, there are a host of established rules and regulations related to injury and illness reporting with which California employers must comply.
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By Jonathan Shull, Chief Executive Officer
The Authority’s foundation is its members. Members take an active role in determining the programs and services that are provided by the Authority. To that end, as 2016 comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to share and reflect upon the tremendous year that we have had and take a step back and ask “what did we achieve?”
The Authority was awarded the prestigious Accreditation with Excellence by the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA). CAJPA is a statewide association of risk-pooling Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs) to meet the need for communication and cooperation among JPAs. In 1988, CAJPA introduced an accreditation program that is considered the nation's first such program. Its purpose is to foster development and enhancement of expertise and professionalism within its membership. By formalizing a self-regulating program through accreditation, members of pools benefit from higher operating standards and financial controls.
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