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High Priority Oppose [Governance and Accountability]

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SB 239 (Hertzberg) Local Service Contracts – Please join CSDA in submitting an oppose letter regarding Senate Bill 239 (Hertzberg). Special districts should take note of SB 239, a precedent setting measure that threatens local control. SB 239 places agreements between public agencies to provide…

GASB 68 Valuation Reports Instructions

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has released Circulation Letter No. 200-018-15 in an effort to assist Public Agency Employers in complying with the newly implemented GASB 68 financial reporting requirements. These instructions provide critical information on the process…

New Public Works Requirements [Infrastructure Innovation and Investment]

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

As part of the 2014-15 State Budget, the state overhauled its monitoring and enforcement of prevailing wage laws. The changes include a new requirement for awarding agencies, including special districts, to provide electronic notice to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) of all public works…

CalPERS Resources for GASB 68 Compliance [Human Resources and Personnel]

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The CalPERS retirement system recently announced the pricing for local agencies to receive necessary information to meet the recently adopted GASB 68 financial reporting requirements. Pooled plans, for employers with 100 or fewer employees, will cost $850 for each report. Non-pooled plans, for…