• Liability Defense Attorney Summit

    August 16, 2016

    Registration for the upcoming California JPIA Liability Defense Attorney Summit ends on August 16, 2016. The summit, which will take place on August 24, 2016 at the Authority’s La Palma campus, will run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with registration and breakfast from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. The Authority’s defense counsel are invited to bring their associates who work on California JPIA matters: MCLE credits will be provided for all the attorneys that attend. Click here to register or to learn more about this event. For questions, contact Paul Zeglovitch, Liability Program Manager, by email or at (562) 467-8786. 

  • Deadline to Register for the 2016 Workers’ Compensation Symposium

    August 11, 2016

    The deadline to register for the California JPIA’s 8th Annual Workers’ Compensation Symposium is August 11th. The symposium, held on Thursday, August 18th, 2016, runs from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and provides an opportunity for members to meet with the Authority’s panel attorneys and the York claims team, and learn about a variety of topics involving workers’ compensation. Click here to view the agenda. To register, log onto myJPIA, and click on the event on the training calendar. For questions about the symposium, contact Jeff Rush, Workers’ Compensation Program Manager, by email or at (562) 467-8707.

  • Risk Managers Roundtables for August

    July 28, 2016

    Registration is open for the California JPIA’s three August Risk Managers Roundtables, which focus on the Authority’s Property Program. Members are encouraged to bring their property schedules and talk with Jim Thyden, the Authority’s Insurance Programs Manager, and Dennis Mulqueeney, Alliant Insurance Broker for the Property Program. This event will be an open, interactive forum, and include discussion on details about the program, how claims are handled, scheduling locations and vehicles, and more.

    The first roundtable will be held at the California JPIA campus in La Palma on August 9, 2016. Other dates are:

    - August 17, 2016: Arroyo Grande, City Hall, Council Chambers, 300 W. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande
    - August 23, 2016: City of Indio, Teen Center, 81-678 Ave. 46, Indio

    For more information, click
    here, or contact Michelle Aguayo by email or at (562) 467-8777.

  • Public Works Academy

    June 30, 2016

    The California JPIA’s Public Works Academy was held in June at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. Over the course of three days, subject-matter experts presented attendees with valuable information on subjects such as Design Immunity, Introduction to Cal-OSHA, and Workers’ Compensation in Public Works. Thirty-seven participants representing twenty-five agencies were in attendance, which provided participants opportunities to interact with their peers and share real-world challenges and successes. Click here to learn more about the topics that are presented at this academy. For questions and information about this and other academies, contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or phone at (562) 467-8777.

  • 2016 Risk Management Educational Forum Registration Open

    June 29, 2016

    Registration is open for the Authority’s 21st Annual Risk Management Educational Forum, entitled Weathering the Storm, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa on October 12 – 14, 2016. The Forum will feature keynote speaker Lt. General Russel L. Honoré USA (Ret.), who led military relief efforts in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. General Honoré will draw from his 37 years of military experience to provide valuable insight and strategies for both public and private sectors. Session topics at this year’s Forum include the use of police body cameras, overseeing volunteers, managing BMX bike use, and liability case law updates.

    While Forum registration is free for members of the California JPIA, registration does not include hotel accommodations. Registration is also limited to public agency officials and employees, and the Authority’s business partners. Please visit the Forum website to register and for more information. For Forum-related questions, please click here to send an email.

  • Career Opportunity: Accounting Specialist

    June 27, 2016

    The Authority is currently recruiting for an Accounting Specialist. The individual in this position would perform a wide variety of highly complex professional, administrative, analytical, and technical work in support of the Authority's finance division. Work includes processing accounts payable, reconciling invoices related to the accounting of Authority funds, reconciling and auditing financial transactions in the general ledger and subsidiary accounts for discrepancies or errors, and assisting with analyzing financial statements.

    To learn more about the position, visit the
    Career Opportunities page on the Authority’s website. The deadline to apply is 4:00 pm on Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Contact Tammie Haller, Administrative Programs Manager, by email or at (562) 467-8222 with any questions.

  • Management Academy in High Demand

    May 26, 2016

    April’s Management Academy, held in Westlake Village, drew 32 participants from 20 different member agencies. At the Westlake Village Inn, attendees heard from Forrest Story, principal consultant for Public Sector Excellence, and John Perry, President of Human Productivity Systems, who provided information on the essentials of leadership, writing policies, performance appraisals, and other topics of interest to supervisors and managers. Because of the high demand of this offering, the Academy is being held again in September. For information on how to register for September’s Management Academy, please contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or by phone at (562) 467-8777.

  • Authority Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

    May 26, 2016

    The California JPIA offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  For urgent matters, please call the Authority’s main number, (562) 467-8700. You will be directed to the staff member on call. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26th.

  • Board of Directors Annual Meeting

    May 25, 2016

    The Board of Directors Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm at the California JPIA’s La Palma campus. It is during the Board of Directors meeting that voting delegates will elect a Vice President and four Executive Committee members for two-year terms. In addition to providing an opportunity for attendees to meet the Executive Committee, Authority staff, and other members of the California JPIA, this meeting also allows members to receive information about the Authority’s accomplishments over the past year and includes recognition of the 2016 Risk Management Awards winners. For more information, please contact Denise Covell, Office Assistant, by email or phone at (562) 467-8771.

  • Call for Capstone Award Nominations

    May 10, 2016

    During this year's Risk Management Educational Forum, the Authority will recognize an individual who best exemplifies the practice of risk management in the public sector. Nominations for this prestigious award can be for anyone who works at a member agency, and is someone who:
    • thinks through the implications of risk in the carrying out of local government programs and services;
    • works to support traditional or enterprise risk management efforts for the member agency;
    • develops, implements and administers loss prevention and loss control programs to mitigate risk exposures for the member agency;
    • coordinates support systems that serve the member's risk management goals and needs;
    • influences others in developing quality risk management programs for the member agency.

    To nominate someone, including self-nominations for the Capstone Award, please click on this survey link. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Click here for more information on the award, or contact Abraham Han by email or at 562-467-8778 with any questions.

    The 2016 Forum, entitled Weathering the Storm, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa from October 12 – 14.

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