Technology has revolutionized the way we do business. The variety of threats to our data and computer systems are a real and growing concern. What has your organization done to mitigate these risks? In order to update policies and implement data protection controls to prevent this disruption to...Read More
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The need for training is ever present in our work worlds. Training is mandated or required to maintain compliance, build and refresh skills and/or create awareness to trending topics. Unlike training on expensive new computers or equipment, administering safety programs is...Read More
GSRMA's 14th annual training conference promises the perfect blend of education and entertainment! The conference will be held on Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning. We are pleased to present several great speakers who will deliver relevant subject...Read More
Attention RMAP applicants! The full application for the Risk Management Accreditation Program has been posted to GSRMA’s website. A link is provide here for your convenience:
This year's program has new features you will want to consider. For 2018-2019, members who...Read More
Sadly, outdoor workers die every summer due to being inadequately prepared for the high temperatures. Prolonged sun exposure and physical exertion put outdoor workers at a special risk, especially for those who are not yet acclimated to the heat or at risk due to personal reasons such as...Read More
Did you know that April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Month?
Distracted driving is driving while conducting any activity that deters the drivers’ attention from the task of driving the vehicle. This includes tasks such as talking on a cell phone, sending a text message,...Read More
By Mark R. Velasquez, Esq.
Senate Bill 96 was signed into law on June 27, 2017 and became effective immediately. The bill makes some changes to prevailing wage including the following:
• The subcontractor list form submitted by bidders for public works contracts must now include the DIR...Read More
Unfortunately, it would appear there is a rise in theft and burglary statewide. Businesses suffer disproportionately from theft, burglary and robbery when you consider the number of homes vs. businesses in our communities. The most important thing you can do is call the police to report a crime or...Read More
Hello and Happy New Year GSRMA Members:
The following link will take you to our January calendar of training events:
The first training event is just one week from today (and only available in person in the Dixon/Davis area). Have you resolved to do...Read More
Employers take note - there are several new laws on the horizon for 2018 that potentially impact your operations. Below is a summary of the new laws. Please review each of these laws in greater detail to determine the impact for your organization.
Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual...Read More
By Mark R. Velasquez, Esq.
Hunt Jeppson & Griffin, LLP
On August 31, 2015, while James and Nancy Cartia were visiting the gravesite of James Cartia’s deceased wife and daughter at the Winton Cemetery, James Cartia tripped on some grass and fell into his wife and daughter’s headstone knocking it...Read More
With wet weather upon us, we here at GSRMA would like to urge you to take extra precautions while walking on floors that could potentially be wet or slippery. The best way to prevent falls is with engineering controls such as rough surfaces, minimizing transitions in flooring and designing walkways...Read More
The 13th Annual Conference of GSRMA was a success. The theme “Breakthrough to excellence…your safety program!” was the backdrop for networking and mingling as members were made aware of the importance of safety to our risk pool.
For the second year, the two day format was the best attended...Read More
Summer begins June 21st, but the season and all the opportunities for fun—and heat related hazards—are officially upon us. We hope you are all in the safety mindset and heat and water safety have been topics both in your homes and workplaces.
If not, it’s not too late! June is National Safety...Read More
The 2017 labor law posters have been shipped! Depending on the address of your district, they will arrive either via FedEx or USPS. If you do not receive your poster in the next week, please contact our Member Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 530-934-5633.
To assist...Read More
Another wonderful Golden State Risk Management Authority Annual Conference is in the books! Although we might be a little biased, we think the 12th Annual GSRMA Training Conference was our best event yet. This year we introduced a new format for the conference. A second day of training, in the...Read More
Allocating staff time and valuable, limited resources to safety programs and training can be difficult for small districts to justify. That is, until the inevitable day when OSHA comes knocking. When OSHA sits down to discuss safety with staff at your district, the value of your efforts is readily...Read More
Have you noticed a sharp increase of people in your district walking around strangely staring in their phones? Then you may be the victim of Niantic, Inc.’s latest game, Pokémon Go. Pokémon Go is similar to the original Pokémon game. You look for the critters called Pokémon, catch them by hitting...Read More
GSRMA’s 12th Annual Training Conference
We are holding our 12th annual training conference on October 20th - 21st at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning. Like our previous conferences, great speakers will present relevant subject matter in an entertaining manner. And this year we are expanding the...Read More
As a July 1, 2016 compliance date comes closer, many public agencies are starting to discuss what this Senate Bill means and how it will affect them. SB 272 requires each local agency, except a local educational agency, to create a catalog of enterprise systems.
An enterprise system is defined as...Read More
Here we are again, it’s hot. We have officially moved from ‘use caution’ to ‘use extreme caution’ with regard to the steadily rising, here comes summer temperatures. Prolonged sun exposure and/or physical activity can cause a number of problems for those who are not yet acclimated to the heat...Read More
As a public agency, contracts are a part of doing business. However, contract language can be confusing and complex. Due to this complexity, Golden State Risk Management Authority is pleased to share the Insurance Requirements in Contracts (IRIC) Manual with our members.
IRIC is a great...Read More
On May 11, 2016 the Golden State Risk Management Authority Board of Directors approved a $250,000 dividend for its members.
The availability of funds for a dividend can be directly attributed to lower than anticipated claims costs and the overall positive performance of the pool over the last 10...Read More
Many California public entities that provide their employees health insurance coverage through CalPERS suffered large increases – some as high as 21% - in their medical insurance rates last year. This was not the case for those in the GSRMA Small Group Health Program. The GSRMA Small Group Health...Read More
The Affordable Care Act requires most individuals to obtain minimum health coverage or pay a penalty, with some exceptions. The penalty for not having coverage will be assessed for the 2015 tax year.
The IRS has clarified that individuals do not have to delay filing their 2015 income tax returns...Read More
Fulfill your mandated Harassment and Ethics Training in one day! These trainings will be held at Granzella's Banquet Facility in Williams, CA. Choose from the following two available dates:
Wednesday April 6, 2016 - click to register
Thursday May 12, 2016 - click to register
Please register by...Read More
The ACA created two new reporting requirements for calendar year 2015 to be reported in 2016. The reports are the Minimum Essential Coverage report (also known as MEC, the 6055 report or the 1094B and 1095B “B series” reports) and the Applicable Large Employer report (also known as ALE,...Read More
The ACA created two new reporting requirements for calendar year 2015 to be reported in 2016.This will be an annual requirement with data from the prior year being reported to the IRS and individuals in the first quarter of each year. The reports are the Minimum Essential Coverage report...Read More
In October 2014, Golden State Risk Management held our 10th Annual Conference. Due to popular demand we welcomed back speaker Fred Shafer. Fred’s enthusiasm and motivation encouraged many attendees to focus on a healthier version of who they are. During his presentation, Fred mentioned his...Read More