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Ex-CHP Officer Told to Pay $183,000 for Workers' Comp Fraud
By Cathy Locke, Sacramento Bee

A former California Highway Patrol officer who was seen engaging in physically strenuous outdoor activities while receiving workers’ compensation has been sentenced to 60 days in county jail, three years’ probation, and ordered to pay more than $183,000 in restitution. Click here to read the full article.
Pension Reform: What is the Impact on Your Recruitment and Pay Strategy?
Koff & Associates

There have been numerous changes in public sector HR practices as agencies move forward to comply with California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). With this in mind, you may ask yourself, should an agency take action to “bridge this gap” by increasing pay for new employees? Or should the agency acknowledge the fact that the world of public sector pensions has changed and devise a different type of attraction strategy? This may be the time to evaluate the short and long term impact on your total rewards and recruitment and retention practices. Click here for details.
Police Officer Entitled to Qualified Immunity Unless It is “Beyond Debate” that Conduct Violated Clearly Established Law
By Robert Ceccon and Jennifer Petrusis

A police officer accused of using excessive force is entitled to qualified immunity for the use of force unless it is “beyond debate” that the officer’s conduct violated clearly established law. Qualified immunity is an affirmative defense that protects police officers, and other public employees, from liability when they allegedly violate civil rights under 42 USC §1983. To defeat this important defense of qualified immunity, the United States Supreme Court has ruled, a plaintiff must demonstrate that the official’s action was prohibited by clearly established law. Click here to read the full article.
The Treasurer's report (as of 12/31/15) summarizes PARSAC's investments and transactions recommended by PFM Asset Management, as well as LAIF investments.
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