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In response to Montana's rising rates of depression and suicide, the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) made a mental health video a key component of its plan to improve overall wellness within its benefits membership. To get its message in front of the pool’s 2,900 covered employees in 85 communities, MMIA’s employee benefits program turned to a combination of incentives, including the educational video. Watching it, and completing a brief quiz thereafter, earns a participant $50. Produced in house with supporting footage from the Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the video addresses Montanans’ general ...
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Summary:  The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is recruiting for a Risk Control Coordinator for the AWC Risk Management Service Agency (RMSA) to join our dynamic and fast-paced team. The top candidate will be highly-motivated, detail-oriented and able to provide excellent customer service.  Posted Date:  May 10, 2019 Application Deadline:  June 3, 2019 at 5 pm Job Location:  Olympia, WA What you'll be doing: Plan, schedule, and conduct on-site risk assessments and facilities inspections relating to property and liability loss exposures and make recommendations to members to control or reduce loss exposures. Develop risk management ...
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Summary: AMERIND Risk    is currently accepting resumes for the position of Director of Finance . Posted Date:  May 9, 2019 Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled Job Location:  Santa Ana Pueblo, NM Details: Oversees daily activities of Finance Department. Organizes, plans and manages all accounting activities and services in the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger Accounting, Payroll, Budgeting, and Financial Reporting. Ensures all accounting functions are performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and applicable tribal, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations. Manages the treasury ...
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Summary: The Maine Municipal Association is currently accepting resumes for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Posted Date: May 6, 2019 Application Deadline: June 3, 2019 Job Location: Augusta, ME Details: The Maine Municipal Association is currently accepting resumes for the position of Chief Financial Officer . This is a senior management position responsible for overseeing the financial operations, stability and well-being of MMA and all of its self-funded programs including the Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust, Workers Compensation and Property Casualty Risk pools. This position oversees the operations of the Finance Department, ...
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Summary:   Washington State Transit Insurance Pool seeks an Accounting and Payroll Specialist Posted Date:  May 1, 2019 Application Deadline:  May 17, 2019 Job Location:  Olympia, WA Position Type:  Full Time Details: The non-exempt position provides accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, human resources, and financial reporting assistance for the Pool. This position also provides administrative support services to the Administrative Services Manager. If you are a person that wants to make a difference, is organized and task-oriented, has a positive attitude and a calm demeanor this could be your new workplace! WSTIP offers ...
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Keeping up with evolving technology is a constant challenge for pools. To consider pool technology needs and learn from each other, a small group of members gathered March 28 and 29 for a Technology Systems Implementation Meeting . Pools shared experiences and examples of claims and policy system implementations, as well as implementation needs and risks for other pool systems. Below are some top takeaways from the meeting: RFP Process Data Management Policy Systems Member Portals and Dashboards CRM Functionality System Security Emerging Technologies RFP Process Conversations about the ...
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Summary:  AGRiP has an exciting opportunity for a communications professional who wants to share the story of government risk pools. Posted Date:  4/11/2019 Closing Date:  Open Until Filled Job Location:  Latham, NY or Remote Position Type:  Full Time Details: The Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) has an exciting opportunity for a communications professional who wants to share the story of government risk pools. As AGRiP’s Communications Specialist, you’ll write and edit content to support all AGRiP activities and members, using an array of content outlets and formats. The Communications Specialist will draft content about ...
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Summary: Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) has an opening for a Training and Events Specialist Date Posted: 4/10/2019 Closing Date:  5/31/2019 Location: Denver, CO Job Type: Full Time Description: Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) has an opening for a Training and Events Specialist in our home office located in Denver, Colorado.  CIRSA is the municipal insurance pool of Colorado providing property/liability and workers’ compensation coverages and services to communities across the state.  The Training and Events Specialist position is responsible for managing all logistics associated with our ...
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For people in the pooling world, news of a pool making a big, positive impact in their community comes as no surprise. From taking action after a devastating wildfire to keeping our schools safe , making a difference is all in a day's work for public entity risk pools. Now, the power of pooling has found a more public spotlight thanks to a recent story on NPR’s Planet Money , which recounts how the Irwindale PD came back from the brink of dissolution and is now thriving thanks to a plan of renewal created by their risk pool. Transcript Keys to Success in Irwindale A willing partner open to change in the guise of ...
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Summary: T he Washington Counties Risk Pool is recruiting for the position of Risk Analyst (option to work remotely). Date Posted: 4/2/2019 Location: Tumwater, WA  or remotely within the State of Washington   Job Type: Full Time Description: The  Washington Counties Risk Pool  is looking for qualified candidates to fill its Risk Analyst vacancy.  This person will work in the Risk Management Department of the WCRP office or work remotely, providing  a multitude of resources and support toward identifying and managing risk and reducing property and liability losses for WCRP's 26 member counties.  The ideal candidate will have previous risk management ...
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Pool Resilience Increases with Inclusive Governance Approach by Stephanie Weiss, Director of Education & Events at AGRiP Research has shown that people with different thinking and decision-making styles -- and who represent varied demographic backgrounds -- can strengthen the resilience, flexibility, and overall performance of a governing body. This idea of strengthening pool boards through inclusivity set the stage for multiple sessions on Board Composition and Recruitment at the 2019 Governance & Leadership Conference led by AGRiP Inclusion Resident Dr. Robin Hindsman Stacia Stacia’s research, backed by findings ...
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More Than A Blip: How One Pool’s Response to SAM Claims Benefits Us All by Stephanie Weiss, Director of Education & Events at AGRiP One of the most challenging issues for pools in recent years has been how to properly respond to sexual abuse and molestation (SAM) claims. These claims create intense pressure for public entity pools and their communities, requiring comprehensive and empathetic response, alongside proper support for victims. In response to this growing challenge, Washington Schools Risk Management Pool (WSRMP) developed a comprehensive SAM Claims Toolkit that any pool can use to effectively manage SAM claims. Beginning ...
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Carol Wells, Vice President at AmWINS Specialty Casualty Solutions, LLC , reflects on her career in the insurance industry and looks ahead to a bright future for pooling   in this installment of the AGRiP video series,  Stories that Set Us Apart . Stories that Set Us Apart  collects and preserves personal and professional experiences unique to the public entity pooling community. Your stories tell a history of pooling and serve as inspiration to newcomers! Visit the   Series Playlist on YouTube  for more motivating videos from your pooling peers! Do you have a story to tell?  Share it with us!
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The AGRiP Board of Directors has selected  Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc. (PERMA)  to receive the  2019 Award for Excellence in Performance . In 2014, PERMA launched an analysis of decades of data to identify the largest claim drivers, and created a tailored team of risk management professionals to address primary lossareas among their membership. The risk management team developed six targeted interventions to address the highest claim drivers. Interventions include training sessions to address some of the most costly types of claims filed by public safety personnel, and a pilot program to provide police officers with vests ...
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Summary: Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California is searching for a Management Analyst.  Posted Date: 3/13/2019 Job Location: Sacramento, Calif.  Position Type: Full Time Details: Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California (PARSAC) is searching for a team oriented, customer driven, highly flexible, pro-active and responsive Management Analyst to develop and implement policies and procedures for a variety of projects and programs including program and policy development, loss data analysis, website support, research, contract administration, and program evaluation. Candidate supports the work of management ...
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András Tilcsik at the 2019 AGRiP Governance & Leadership Conference The Difference that Difference Makes for Pools by Stephanie Weiss, Director of Education & Events at AGRiP Public entity pools can increase their resilience and decrease failure by building cognitive diversity on their governing bodies. At the 2019 Governance & Leadership Conference , keynote presenter András Tilcsik spoke about The Difference that Difference Makes , based upon his research of 1,300 banking governing bodies. Tilcsik shared insights into how cultivating multiple and varied viewpoints can lead to improved problem solving ...
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Joanne Kerrigan has been hired as AGRiP's Director of Programs & Services. Most recently the Member Services Manager for Washington State Transit Insurance Pool (WSTIP) , Kerrigan is a graduate of the Washington pools' leadership development program, and has been a presenter at past AGRiP events. Kerrigan will take the lead on AGRiP projects such as the Advisory Standards for Recognition, Financial Benchmarking Initiative, and the biennial Top Pool Executive Compensation & Benefits Analysis. She can be reached by email or by calling 518-220-0306.
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John Ashton and Mike Tiffany, founders of Ashton Tiffany , have been selected by the AGRiP Board of Directors as recipients of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Leadership , in recognition of their efforts to cultivate new talent and develop future public entity pooling executives. Ashton and Tiffany created a comprehensive, innovative leadership program called HiPo ("high potential") to help public entity pooling staff develop the skills necessary to advance in the field and take on future executive roles. Ashton and Tiffany regularly meet with and mentor these up-and-coming professionals, arrange for cross-training opportunities, and facilitate interaction ...
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Citycounty Insurance Services (CIS) Oregon Property/Casualty Trust Director and Oregon Public Entity Excess Pool (OPEEP) Administrator Scott Moss has been selected as recipient of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Service by the AGRiP Board of Directors. Moss' accomplishments at CIS are many, including implementation of an improved risk management best practices review process, participation in the creation of CIS' Hire to Retire employment risk management program, and production of a cyber liability coverage document unique to public entities. A founder of OPEEP, Moss is credited with developing the concept of an excess pool for large self-insured ...
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With more than 70 percent of current AGRiP member pool executives expected to leave public entity pooling in the next decade, this issue of Intelligence offers considerations for both aspiring pool executives and the governing boards that will be hiring them. Read the full story »
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