Understanding Public Employee Retirement Issues for California's Public Employers
November 12, 2014 | 9:00 a.m.
This workshop discusses some of the most common retirement issues faced by California's public employers. This workshop is intended for employers to understand administration of retirement benefits and the ins and outs of their public retirement system with particular emphasis on the Public Employees' Retirement Law (PERS) and the County Employee's Retirement Law of 1937 ('37 Act). This workshop will thoroughly discuss the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 and its impact on public retirement systems. Discussion will also include compulsory and optional membership, retirement formulas, special compensation, pensionable compensation, service credit, and employer and member contributions. This workshop will also include a detailed discussion of local safety disability retirements and procedures for PERS employers in handling local safety disability retirement applications. This workshop will also cover other items such as retiree medical, vested rights, modifying pension benefits, employment after retirement and early retirement incentives.
Webinar Recording: 2015 Legislative Update for Public Agencies
December 09, 2014
The California legislature passed numerous bills, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015, that will impact California employers. This webinar will provide an overview of key legislation, as well as pertinent employment law cases that will impact California's public agencies.
Mandated Ethics for Elected Officials
January 28, 2015 | 10 AM
Government Code Section 53234 (also known as AB1234) mandates that ethics training be provided by any local agency that pays any type of compensation, salary, or stipend to, or provides reimbursement for the expenses of, a member of a legislative body. The training must be provided to each member of a legislative body, each elected official, and any employees who may be designated by an agency to receive the training.