• Special Event Program

    March 24, 2016

    With the arrival of Spring, many agencies host special events, such as Earth Day celebrations, Easter egg hunts, and parades. The Authority’s Special Event Program assists members by providing liability insurance when member-owned premises or facilities are used for these types of events or other short-term activities. There is no deductible for this coverage, and members are automatically added as additional insured. For more information, visit the Special Event Program page on the Authority website, or contact Jim Thyden, Insurance Programs Manager, by email or by phone at (562) 467-8784.

  • Transgender Rights in the Workplace

    March 24, 2016

    On February 17, 2016, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) issued guidance on Transgender Rights in the Workplace. The guidance includes a three-question FAQ for employers that addresses what questions an employer is allowed to ask and how employers can still implement dress codes and grooming standards, and explaining obligations that employers have when it comes to bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. The FAQ also indicates that employees who have been subjected to illegal discrimination can file a complaint with the DFEH.

  • E-Learning: Active Shooter and Workplace Violence

    March 10, 2016

    Active shooter events in the United States are on the rise, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and an FBI study found that between the years 2000 and 2013, 70% of active shooter incidents happened at schools or businesses. Increasingly, employers are seeking assistance to develop their own workplace safety plans. To that end, the Authority offers an e-learning course titled “Active Shooter and Workplace Violence.” In this course, viewers learn indicators of and how to respond to violent behavior, how to respond to an active shooter situation, and how to react when law enforcement arrives at an active shooter scene. Training of this type is important for all workers, and can be used in conjunction with an organization’s existing safety policies. Click here to learn more about this course. For questions or to register for this course, please contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or by phone at (562) 467-8777.

  • Board of Directors Meeting July 20, 2016: Save the Date

    March 9, 2016

    Each July, the Authority’s Board of Directors conducts its an annual meeting. Topics presented at the meeting include the annual report, budget, and strategic plan and operational update. In addition, risk management awards are presented, and an election of Executive Committee members is conducted.  The 2016 Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Authority’s campus in La Palma on Wednesday, July 20th.

  • Revised Contracts Templates Available

    March 9, 2016

    The Authority has added new contract templates to the Resources and Documents library on cjpia.org and made revisions to templates previously available to members. These contract templates include insurance specifications and indemnity language that are addressed in the revised Contractual Risk Transfer Manual. The purpose of the contract templates is to guide the user in drafting agreements with service providers. Members are encouraged to share the templates with their legal counsel and any staff that have a role in contract development or execution. The templates are available in electronic format and can be accessed through the Authority's website, under Resources and Documents, Category Search, Risk Transfer. Note that members must have a website username and password to access these templates. To request website credentials, members can visit the myJPIA Login page. For questions or more information on the contracts templates, members should contact their Regional Risk Manager

  • ADA Loan Program Update

    March 7, 2016

    The California JPIA is in the process of reviewing a program that would offer short-term loans to members interested in making capital improvements for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This program review means that the ADA loan program application is not yet ready to be released to members.

    The Authority will provide members with more information regarding the ADA loan program as updates become available.

  • March 2016 Risk Managers Roundtable

    February 25, 2016

    The Authority presents quarterly roundtables on various topics related to risk management, and for the first quarter of 2016, the Risk Managers Roundtable is titled “Dealing with the Media – the Do’s and the Don’ts.” This roundtable will be held over three days in March at three separate locations; La Palma, Indian Wells and San Luis Obispo. Participants will learn how to look their best and be at ease in a public setting, as well as how to respond to the media regarding claims, ongoing litigation, and public records requests. On March 22nd, instructor Scott Grossberg will present this workshop in La Palma, live during the first hour. Following the presentation, the Authority’s Regional Risk Managers will facilitate a roundtable discussion. For the two remaining days, March 23rd in Indian Wells and March 24th in San Luis Obispo, Scott’s presentation will be shown as a recording. Other Roundtables for 2016 will be held in May, August and November. For more information on any of the Authority’s Roundtable events, including how to register, please contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or at (562) 467-8777.

  • Management Academy Offered in April and September

    February 22, 2016

    Registration is open for the Authority’s Management Academy, which will be held twice in 2016, from April 25 – 28 at the Westlake Village Inn and from September 26 – 28 at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Indian Wells. This academy is designed for entry-level managers and supervisors, and deals with the basics of effective supervision. Attendees will learn how to embrace the role and expectations of a manager or supervisor, the four elements to an effective performance review, how to apply the most appropriate managerial style to individuals and situations, and other valuable insights. For more information on this academy, please visit the Management Academy page on the Authority website, or contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or phone at (562) 467-8777.

  • Updated Contractual Risk Transfer Manual Now Available

    February 22, 2016

    The Authority has made revisions to its Contractual Risk Transfer Manual, which was last revised in 2012. Some updated items in the manual include the general liability insurance specification, acceptable insurers provision, and Risk Analysis Questionnaire, while new content includes a Contract Review and Transmittal Form, additional information on waivers of subrogation, details on separation of insured clauses, and other relevant forms and information. The purpose of the manual is to guide the user in writing proper insurance specifications for contracts and obtaining insurance compliance. Members are encouraged to share the manual with their legal counsel and staff that have a role in contract development or execution.

    The Contractual Risk Transfer Manual can be accessed in the Resources and Documents library on the Authority’s website. Members can choose to download an electronic version and/or print the entire manual. All prior versions of the manual should be replaced with this new version to ensure consistency with agency policy.

  • Accessing Online Resources and Documents

    February 9, 2016
    Members wishing to access the Authority’s library of policy templates, checklists, workers’ compensation forms and other resources can find this information by visiting the Resources and Documents page on the Authority’s website. All library resources fall into one of several categories, and members can search for a resource by performing a keyword search or a category search using the category drop-down menu. Another option to find a particular resource is to perform a global website search using the search field located in the upper right corner of the website. Using this search option will result in a list of relevant newsletter articles, training opportunities, individual news items, and documents. For more information on finding website resources, please contact Courtney Morrison, Administrative Analyst, by email or phone at (562) 467-8779.
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