2020 SACRS Fall Conference
On November 10, 2020, Ashley Dunning, Peter Mixon, John Kennedy and Allison Callaghan spoke for the State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS) Virtual Fall Conference 2020. The four-day program featured dynamic speakers, valuable trustee training and the opportunity to share best practices with professional peers.
Ashley and Peter presented “Ethics Training for Public Officials (AB 1234).” This two-hour mandatory bi-annual training for public officials covered conflict of interest rules, public meeting and record requirements, due process requirements and other significant rules for legal compliance by public officials, with a particular focus on how these rules apply to retirement board trustees and senior staff.
Later in the afternoon, John and Allison presented “Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Local Agency Officials (AB 1661).” This interactive training session met the requirements under AB 1661, in which local agency officials must receive at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention and education training within the first six months of taking office or commencing employment and every two years thereafter if the local agency provides any type of compensation, salary or stipend to its officials. The session also met the requirements under AB 1825, in which employees who perform supervisory functions must receive sexual harassment prevention training. Attendees learned how to prevent and effectively respond to complaints of sexual harassment.