Webinar - Strategies to Manage Increasing Pension Costs
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When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Don Maruska

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Strategies to Manage Increasing Pension Costs - Webinar
Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00am-10:30am

What is your agency doing to address pension costs? This webinar offers practical approaches you can consider to find what will fit best with your circumstances.

Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar:

Webinar topics:
1. What strategies are available to mitigate pension cost increases?
2. What are opportunities both within pension regulations as well as through labor relations?
3. What roles can the following strategies play: increasing employee participation in payment, cost cutting, and restructuring compensation and benefits?
Note: This session will be focused on CalPERS rules and regulations, but the principles discussed will be applicable to non-CalPERS agencies, as well.

* Steven Berliner, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
* Monica Irons, Human Resources Director, San Luis Obispo, CA

CSMFO Color Commentator:
* Steve Heide, Finance Director, Chino Valley Fire District

Audience: finance professionals and their human resources colleagues

Get connected with these steps. 

1. Register in advance for the webinar:
There is no charge for participating in the webinars, but each requires advance registration. 
*** Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar: 

Be sure to "white list" or "allow" emails from [email protected] to receive notices for this webinar.

2.  Connect with the webinar and audio:
Use your logon information from the email confirmation you receive via email from GoToWebinar. We recommend the telephone option dial-in number provided by GoToWebinar for sound quality. Depending upon your internet connection, VOIP option for audio (computer speakers) can have delays or sound quality issues.

3. Ask questions:
You may submit questions anonymously via email to [email protected] in advance or via the webinar during the panel discussion. As moderator for the session, Don Maruska will pose the questions. 

4. Presenters’ presentation materials: We post these with the agenda at “Agendas & Archives” tab of www.csmfo.org/training/webinars. The PPT will be available 24 hours before the webinar.

After a webinar occurs, a digital recording along with the PowerPoint materials and results of the polling questions will be available after 24 hours at the "Agendas & Archives" tab of www.csmfo.org/training/webinars.    

CPE Credits: If you are a member of CSMFO and wish to obtain CPE credit, you need to register and attend in your name, indicate at registration that you wish CPE, and respond to at least 75% of the live polling questions. CSMFO staff will send qualified members CPE certificates in PDF form via email. CSMFO has waived the fee for members.

Post-Webinar Group Discussions
Many agencies are organizing groups to participate in the webinars (live or recorded) and discuss the topics among themselves after the webinars. Some are summarizing their discussions and distributing them to managers throughout their organizations. Use the CSMFO Coaching Program as an effective way to enhance professional development in your agency. Here are some discussion starters for this session:
a. What is our agency's pension cost situation?
b. Which of the strategies would we like to explore further?
c. How can we learn from other agencies to enhance our success?

MORE RESOURCES--See the "Coaching Corner" at www.csmfo.org/coaching for valuable resources to boost your career. These include a Financial Management Skills Inventory, Resource Matrix, Coaches Gallery of 24 volunteer CSMFO Coaches willing to help you on a one-to-one basis, and an archive of digital recordings and materials from past webinars at www.csmfo.org/training/webinars.  

Enjoy the resources to help you succeed in local government finance.