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Ensure Sprinkler Systems Are Fully Operational

January 03, 2023

Overhead fire sprinklers are one of the most effective means of controlling a building fire, but they are only effective if they operate correctly. Sprinkler system failures can lead to catastrophic property damage, as well as jeopardize the lives of occupants. In a study, the National Fire Protection Association found that 59 percent of fire …

EAP Coaches Supervisors Through Large and Small Situations

January 03, 2023

As a supervisor, you may face circumstances with an individual or the staff as a whole that you need help handling. Through the Employee Assistance Program, you have access to no-cost phone consultation and coaching for supervisors with qualified counselors to help you sort through concerns for work-related situations and to find effective ways to respond. …

MCIT Welcomes 2 New Staff

January 03, 2023

MCIT ended the year welcoming two new staff. Ondara Nyang’au took over as the finance manager, and Sam Hudachek filled an open workers’ compensation medical only claims representative position Nov. 28. Nyang’au served most recently with the City of Minneapolis as the finance manager for the economic planning and development department. Prior to that, he …

Spotlight on MCIT Underwriting

January 03, 2023

The underwriting department at MCIT works with members and service providers to ensure that all member loss exposures are accurately and thoroughly recorded, classified and rated. This ensures that members are properly covered in the event of a loss, provides equity among members and aids in MCIT’s financial stability. Specifically, the underwriting staff and actuaries …

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs): A Lifesaver in the Workplace

January 03, 2023

Sudden cardiac arrest is among the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, nearly 1,000 people each day experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests with 90 percent of them being fatal. Often the only way to restore a regular heart rhythm during cardiac arrest is to use an automated …

On-site Property Appraisals Begin for Phase I

January 03, 2023

Last year several strong storm systems ripped through Minnesota, resulting is severe and extensive property damage for several MCIT members. These storms, along with past major building fires, are reminders to members to maintain accurate and appropriate levels of coverage for their buildings. Over the years, MCIT has stressed that members schedule their buildings and …

MCIT 2023 Training Events: Plan Now to Attend

January 03, 2023

MCIT’s 2023 training events are specifically developed to address the concerns and needs of its members: county-level public entities in Minnesota. Each session delivers practical ideas members can apply to their operations. More details about each event will be provided to members as event dates approach. Data Breaches: A Primer for County Attorneys March 30, …

Redeveloped MCIT Website to Launch Soon

January 03, 2023

Much has changed with website technology and MCIT since the current version of MCIT.org debuted in August 2015. So much so that MCIT is working on a complete redevelopment of the site to serve members better now and into the future. The target launch for the redeveloped site is within first quarter 2023, barring any …

3 Counties Recognized for Outstanding Achievement: 2022 MCIT Awards

January 03, 2023

MCIT Board Chair Felix Schmiesing announced the recipients of MCIT’s annual awards during the 2022 Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust Annual Membership Meeting Dec. 5 in Bloomington. Every year MCIT recognizes three counties that excel at risk management and loss control, as preventing and mitigating losses is important to the overall success and stability of MCIT. …

2022 Annual Meeting Highlights MCIT’s Financial Strength, Service to Members

January 03, 2023

During the MCIT 2022 annual meeting Dec. 5 in Bloomington, delegates elected a new member to the board, members received the trust’s financial report, the MCIT executive director presented information about the state of the trust, and board members were recognized for their service. New Board Member Elected During the MCIT annual meeting Dec. 5 …