2022 SACRS Annual Spring Conference
Ashley Dunning, Peter Mixon, Allison Callaghan and John Kennedy participated in the State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS) Annual Spring Conference that took place May 10-13, 2022 in Rancho Mirage, CA. The conference offered valuable insights on investment, legislative and operation/benefit matters impacting public pension systems.
On May 10th, Ashley and Peter presented “Ethics for Public Officials.” This 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, Allison and John 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 will learn how to prevent and effectively respond to complaints of sexual harassment.