• April Human Resources Academy Called “Inspiring”

    May 7, 2018

    April’s Human Resources Academy wrapped up with members commenting on the “inspiring” and “thought-provoking” content presented during the academy. Instructors included Monica Sanchez and Katy Suttorp from Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP; Jeff Bills from Confidence Consulting; Jeff Rush, the Authority’s Workers’ Compensation Program Manager; and Paul Zeglovitch, the Liability Program Manager for the Authority. Bills presented for the entire first day, and his sessions, The Role and Future of HR and Creating a Culture of Mentoring, were particularly popular with academy attendees. With sessions on case law updates, performance evaluations, and disability management, attendees were able to take away practical information that could be incorporated into their work. 

    The Human Resources Academy is an annual, three-day academy geared towards human resources management and support staff. For more information on this academy, members can contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or phone at (562) 467-8777.

  • 2018 Board of Directors Certification Due in June

    May 7, 2018

    On an annual basis, the California JPIA asks members to certify a designated California JPIA Director and an Alternate(s) prior to the Annual Board of Directors meeting.  The Authority has an automated certification process, and an email containing certification directions, as well as login credentials, was sent in April to city clerks at the Authority’s member agencies. Note that all updates must be completed no later than Thursday, June 28, 2018. The Annual Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Authority's campus in La Palma. 

    For questions or more information on the certification process, contact Denise Covell, Administrative Assistant, by email or at (562) 467-8771.

  • Agency Clerk Career Opportunity: Thursday, May 3 Deadline

    May 1, 2018

    Reminder: The California JPIA’s recruitment for an Agency Clerk is scheduled to close on Thursday, May 3, 2018. 

    The individual in this position would perform professional, technical, and administrative functions that require a high degree of discretion and independent judgment in support of the Chief Executive Officer and Administrative Programs Manager. Specific tasks and responsibilities include managing the Authority’s document and records management program, analyzing legislation, and preparing correspondence and committee reports. For those interested in applying for the position, visit the Authority’s Career Opportunities page to access the application form, the supplemental questionnaire, and more information on qualifications. For questions, contact Tammie Haller, Administrative Programs Manager, by email or at (562) 467-8222.

  • Second Quarter Roundtables: Effective Performance Feedback

    April 26, 2018

    Registration is open for the second quarter series of the Authority’s Risk Managers Roundtables, which will take place in May and feature the topic “Develop Quality Staff Through Effective Performance Feedback.” 

    Attendees at this roundtable will learn about and discuss the multi-faceted world of employee feedback and documentation and the significant role they play in risk management and employment litigation. The presentation will also include how documents should be created, utilized, and stored. As always, a roundtable discussion will follow the presentation and be led by one of the Authority's regional risk managers. 

    The schedule of roundtable sessions is listed below. 

    • May 1 in La Palma
    • May 8 in Palm Desert
    • May 15 in San Luis Obispo 

    For more information or to register, members can log into myJPIA. For questions, contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or at (562) 467-8777.

  • 2018 Forum Scholarship and Capstone Award

    April 25, 2018

    Members who are interested in applying for an Educational Forum scholarship to attend the 2018 Risk Management Educational Forum or in submitting a nomination for the Capstone Award have until May to complete an online application or nomination form.

    While there is no cost for members to register for the Forum, the California JPIA is awarding a limited number of scholarships for lodging accommodation costs while attending the Forum. The deadline for applying for a scholarship is Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

    Members wishing to recognize someone at their agency who has displayed outstanding efforts in the practice of risk management should consider nominating them for the Capstone Award. The selected finalists will be invited to the Forum where they will participate in the Capstone Award ceremony in which their achievements are recognized and a winner is announced. Nominations are being accepted through Monday, May 14, 2018.

    The Authority’s March newsletter has more information on the Forum scholarship and Capstone Award, including application/nomination links. For questions, contact Abraham Han, Administrative Analyst, by email or at (562) 467-8778.

  • LinkedIn Discussion Group: Cyber Liability Insurance

    April 25, 2018

    Authority members may be unfamiliar with cyber liability as an exposure and do not routinely require vendors/contractors who represent a cyber exposure to the agency to carry cyber liability insurance. To share thoughts on cyber insurance requirements for vendors or to pose questions regarding this topic, members can visit the Authority’s LinkedIn discussion group page.

  • April’s Authority Live Webcast: Active Shooter

    April 18, 2018

    The California’s JIPA’s webcast series, Authority Live!, is back on April 23, 2018 at 10:00 am with an episode regarding active shooter scenarios. The possibility of someone coming into a facility with a gun and shooting people is rare, but nonetheless catastrophic. Recent shootings in Florida and Las Vegas have stirred the debate on what should be done to lessen or prevent such horrific events. While these issues are complex and span all aspects of life, regardless of social or economic status, there are steps that can be taken to prepare for an active shooter incident. 

    The Authority Live! Active Shooter webcast will focus primarily on threats in the workplace. Topics covered include identifying workplace warning and violence indicators, preparing your organization for an active shooter, and actions to take when such an incident occurs. 

    Authority members interested in registering to view the webcast can contact Ryan Thomas, Training and Loss Control Specialist, by email or at (562) 467-8775.

  • Career Opportunity: Agency Clerk

    April 4, 2018

    The Authority is currently recruiting for an Agency Clerk. The individual in this position would perform professional, technical, and administrative functions that require a high degree of discretion and independent judgment in support of the Chief Executive Officer and Administrative Programs Manager. Specific tasks and responsibilities include managing the Authority’s document and records management program, analyzing legislation, and preparing correspondence and committee reports.

    The deadline to submit application materials is 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018. For additional information on this position, including required experience and education, visit our Career Opportunities page.

  • California JPIA Now Accepting Nominations for the Capstone Award

    April 3, 2018

    The nomination period is open for the 6th Annual California JPIA Capstone Award. This award is presented annually by the California JPIA to an individual who best exemplifies the practice of risk management among its member agencies. Again, this year, this important recognition will be awarded to an outstanding individual during a ceremony at the Authority’s Risk Management Educational Forum in September. An individual nominated for the Capstone Award is a person who works at any level within a member agency and ideally is someone who:

    • 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 submit someone for consideration, complete this brief Capstone Award nomination form. The success of the Capstone Award depends on staff at member agencies identifying worthy colleagues who work tirelessly behind the scenes to promote excellence in risk management. For questions about the Capstone Award, contact Abraham Han, Administrative Analyst, by email or at (562) 467-8778.

  • Board of Directors Meeting July 18, 2018: Save the Date

    April 2, 2018

    Each July, the Authority’s Board of Directors conducts its annual meeting. Topics presented at the meeting include the annual report, and strategic plan and operational update. In addition, risk management awards are presented, and an election of Executive Committee members is conducted. The 2018 Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Authority’s campus in La Palma on Wednesday, July 18. Certification information will be sent to member agency clerks in April. For more information regarding the Board of Directors meeting, contact Denise Covell, Administrative Assistant, by email or at (562) 467-8771.

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