Cyber Risks for Public Entities

At the 2017 PARMA Conference, a panel discussed cyber liability concerns for public entities. The panel was: John Chino – Arthur J Gallagher Steven Robinson – Risk Placement Services, Inc. Elissa Doroff – XL Catlin Common Patterns of Cyber /Claims: Missing or stolen laptop or storage devices Mismailing Erroneous data posting Willful release based on […]


Disaster Response for Public Entity

At the 2017 PARMA Conference, a panel discussed disaster response planning for public entities. The panel was: Ken Hernandez – County of San Bernardino Steve Robles – County of Los Angeles Michelle Colosimo – Black Swan Solutions Ariel Jenkins – Safety National Disasters can be both natural disasters like earthquakes or floods and also man-made […]

Investigation Due Diligence

At the 2017 PARMA Annual Conference, a panel discussed current and emerging issues involving risk management for public entities and joint powers authorities in relation to the requirements and conduct of investigations, including investigations of reported incidents of discrimination, harassment, or safety violations. Essentially this session was about the fundamentals of investigations in these matters. […]

Navigating the Reasonable Accommodation Maze

At the 2017 PARMA Annual Conference, Yvonne Lang and Nichole Minkow from the firm Pearlman, Borska, & Wax talked about the challenges associated with reasonable accommodation of disabled workers. Interactive Process Conundrum: California law requires employers to engage in a “timely, good faith, interactive process.” Required for all employees AND applicants for jobs. This obligation […]

PARMA 2016 Annual Conference

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the PARMA Annual Conference held February 12-15, 2017, in Anaheim, CA. The Public Agency Risk Managers Association (PARMA) was the first organization of its kind – formed to provide a forum for California public sector risk managers to share ideas on how to perform their duties in this emerging […]

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