MCIT Bulletin

Newsletter Keeps Members Up to Date

The MCIT Bulletin is published seven times a year. It covers issues important to MCIT members, such as program developments, legislative and case law changes, risk management and loss control advice, training opportunities and more.

Bulletin, May/June 2022

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May/June 2022 Bulletin articles:

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MCIT News

 

Recoveries Help Contain Coverage Costs: MCIT member claims can sometimes involve a third party who is legally responsible for the loss or damage in whole or in part. In these cases, MCIT does not leave the money on the table. Rather, the claims staff pursues recovery of those funds on the member’s behalf. The processes of salvage, subrogation and restitution help to contain the cost of coverage for all members. Read more …

Gerd Clabaugh, MCIT executive director, works at his desk.

Q&A with Gerd Clabaugh: Since joining MCIT as executive director in January, Gerd Clabaugh has immersed himself in learning about the organization, its members and risk sharing pools, as well as getting to know the MCIT staff. He brings decades of public-sector work experience to MCIT. Clabaugh answers questions about his first three months as the executive director. Read more …

Tips to Manage, Reduce Risks

Woman assists man with walker in a home setting DLI Website Highlights Sick and Safe Leave Law: The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry recently launched the webpage DLI.mn.gov/sick-leave, which includes a summary of the Minnesota sick and safe leave law, explanations of who is covered and what is covered, along with offering a fact sheet. MCIT members are encouraged to review their personnel policies to confirm that the provisions of Minnesota’s sick and safe leave law are included, where applicable. Read more …

Mother feeds infant childe while at home on FMLA leave

FMLA Questions Arise During “Managing the Human Resource” Seminar: Participants at the MCIT-sponsored “Managing the Human Resource” seminar held in April posed a number of questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), particularly about which employers are covered under FMLA and which employees are eligible under the Act. The issue of remote work sites presents the opportunity to look at FMLA in a different light. Read more …

Teen girl makes ice cream shakes at a fair Keep These Factors in Mind About Employing Minors: As summer approaches many employers may be thinking of seasonal employees or summer interns. Employers need to be aware of the child labor standards that apply to employees under the age of 18. Employers can be fined for failure to comply with child labor laws and face misdemeanor charges for repeated violations. Read more …
County employee tests electronic voting equipment in advance of an election Property Coverage for Electronic Voting Equipment: Part of preparing for an election includes the set up and inspection of electronic voting equipment. Some members store this equipment in a centralized place. Others keep it in multiple locations, including individual voting precincts whether owned by the county or not. Election season is an opportune time to revisit the loss potential inherent in this costly, infrequently used equipment and how MCIT coverage applies. Read more …

Training Opportunities

Essentials of Data Practices for Responsible Authorities: illustration of person working at laptop and arrows pointing to and from it to a file folder

“Essentials of Data Practices for Responsible Authorities” Training Event: Responsible authorities under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) have the duty to ensure that their government entities comply with the Act’s requirements for transparency, data privacy and data security. “Essentials of Data Practices for Responsible Authorities,” led by Minnesota Department of Administration Data Practices Office staff, provides responsible authorities and their designees with the foundation they need to take on the duties of the Act. Read more …

Deputy sheriff logs in to PATROL website from squad laptop PATROL: Online Training Meets Law Enforcement Needs: For more than 2,100 deputies representing 70 MCIT members, PATROL (Peace Officer Accredited Training Online) has proven to be a valuable and efficient training service. As sheriffs start working on their budget proposals for 2023, MCIT reminds them to maintain or increase their subscriptions with PATROL or to give the cost-effective service a try. Read more …

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