• LinkedIn Discussion Group: Social Media Policies

    November 8, 2016

    In order to manage online presence and protect against litigation tied to abuse of social media, public agencies are encouraged to have a comprehensive social media policy in which the types of acceptable and unacceptable content are clearly indicated. The California JPIA is currently enhancing its social media guide and templates to assist members in this endeavor. If your agency already has such a policy, what are some of the other items that are covered? Does your policy lay out terms of use for members of the public posting on any of your agency’s social media platforms? Comments and questions regarding this issue can be posted on the Authority’s members-only LinkedIn discussion group page.

  • Save the Date: 2017 Risk Management Educational Forum

    November 3, 2016

    The 21st annual Risk Management Educational Forum came to a successful conclusion in October at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, with a record-level turnout for that location. Plans are currently being made for the 2017 Forum, which will be at the Fess Parker Santa Barbara Hotel from October 11 - 13, 2017. For more information on this year’s forum, visit the Forum website, which contains the forum agenda, speaker biographies, presentations for download, and more, or contact the Authority for information about either the 2016 or 2017 Forum.

  • Risk Managers Roundtable: Cyber Liability and Exposures

    October 26, 2016

    The California JPIA is presenting the fourth quarter Risk Managers Roundtable, which will be on the topic of cyber liability and exposures. During this event, attendees will learn about cyber exposure risks, the coverage the Authority provides, and some of the best risk management practices to minimize cyber exposure.  There will also be an inside look at what goes into a real-time website hack.  The roundtable will be presented live, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the California JPIA’s La Palma campus on November 8, 2016. Lunch will be provided, and following the presentation, there will be a roundtable discussion led by one of the Authority’s risk managers. To register, Authority members can go to cjpia.org, and log into myJPIA.  Once logged in, locate the roundtable name and selected date on the training calendar. Note that there will be an additional live presentation of this roundtable on November 9th in La Quinta. For more information, contact Ryan Thomas, Training and Loss Control Specialist, by email or at (562) 467-8775.

  • New Webinar Resource Online – Reporting Workers’ Compensation Claims

    October 6, 2016

    In September, York Risk Services Group and the California JPIA co-hosted a webinar focusing on the importance of reporting workers’ compensation injuries and illnesses in a timely manner. The Authority’s Workers’ Compensation Program Manager, Jeff Rush, and York’s De Ann Wagner and Nichole Martinez discussed the following topics:

    • Information needed to report a claim
    • How to report a claim to York
    • Some of the pitfalls associated with the late filing of claims

    This webinar is now available for viewing on the Authority’s website in the Resources and Documents library. Note that the video is password-protected and available to members only. For assistance with website login credentials, members can contact Joe Eynon, Training Manager. For questions about the webinar or reporting claims, contact Jeff Rush.

  • Educational Forum Uses App to Keep Attendees Informed

    October 6, 2016

    For the fourth consecutive year, the California JPIA is making an app available to attendees of the annual Risk Management Educational Forum. The app, which is available on Google Play and in the Windows Store and iTunes, will contain all session presentation materials that attendees will need during the Forum, as well as other helpful information, such as the complete agenda, a list of Forum sponsors, details on the meeting space, and local restaurant options. A new feature this year allows attendees to use the app to takes notes during sessions and email those notes to themselves and others. Links to download the app can be found on the Risk Management Educational Forum page on cjpia.org.

    This year’s forum, entitled “Weathering the Storm,” will be held on October 12 – 14 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. For information on the agenda, speakers, hotel and more, visit the Forum website. For other questions, please send an email to Educational Forum.

  • Capstone Award Finalists Selected

    September 7, 2016

    The 2016 Capstone Award finalists have been selected and will be honored at the Authority’s annual Risk Management Educational Forum. The Capstone Award is presented each year to an individual who best exemplifies the practice of risk management in the public sector. This year’s finalists will receive a travel stipend to the Forum and complimentary hotel accommodations during their Forum stay at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. The Capstone Award winner will be announced during a ceremony at the Forum.

    The five finalists are:

    • Arabo Parseghian from the City of La Cañada Flintridge
    • Karen Johnson from the City of Temple City
    • Roberta Greathouse from the City of Seaside
    • Susan Crumly from the City of Bellflower
    • Tony Moreno from the City of La Mirada

    The Forum will be held on October 12 – 14, 2016. Click here for more information on the Forum or to register.

  • LinkedIn Discussion Group: Pokemon Go Players on Agency Property

    September 1, 2016

    The popular location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go involves players using their mobile devices to find virtual Pokemon characters throughout the real world. However, the game has recently stirred up controversy as some players become hyper-focused on the game, contributing to accidents, putting themselves in dangerous situations, and trespassing on public and private property. Some agencies find themselves having to deal with players creating a nuisance in public parks at night, well after the parks have closed. Members wishing to discuss this issue can post their comments and questions on the Authority’s members-only LinkedIn discussion group page.

  • Authority Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

    September 1, 2016

    The California JPIA offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  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 6th.

  • Members Learn about Workers’ Compensation Issues at Symposium

    September 1, 2016

    The eighth annual Worker’s Compensation Symposium was held on August 18th at the California JPIA’s La Palma campus, providing 51 members from 22 agencies with the opportunity to meet the Authority’s panel attorneys and the York claims team, while learning about various workers’ compensation topics. Four key sessions were presented at the Symposium, including Dr. David Hall’s presentation on dealing with psychiatric claims, and Kelly Trainer’s instructions on the appropriate use of fit-for-duty evaluations. Other topics included using structured settlements, case law updates, and apportionment for pre-existing orthopedic impairments. For more details on the symposium, please contact Jeff Rush, Workers’ Compensation Program Manager, by email or at (562) 467-8707.

  • LinkedIn Discussion Group: Agency Bicycles for Employees

    August 18, 2016

    Some organizations across the country are deciding that a bicycle-friendly workplace is a good way to promote a healthy lifestyle and show a commitment to social responsibility. One option to encourage employees to use bicycles is to provide a bike-share program for employees. To share an experience with this type of program or to comment on this topic, visit the Authority’s LinkedIn discussion group page.

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