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New Developments for Industrial Disability Retirements

September 21, 2017 - 11:00 am

Southern California Public Labor Relations Council
18025 South Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, CA  

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Southern California Public Labor Relations Council will host a presentation and a free luncheon followed by a round table discussion.  For this month’s presentation, we have invited Daphne Anneet and Monica Sanchez McQueen from the Law Firm of Burke, Williams & Sorensen to address “New Developments for Industrial Disability Retirements.”

On March 30, 2017, with very little fanfare, CalPERS released a significant Circular Letter (#200-018-17) addressing new requirements for public agency disability retirement processes.  The Circular calls for changes in the application process and the information in resolution/determination documents in support of disability retirement applications; a twelve-month disability duration requirement; continuous disability requirement; medical qualifications for disability retirement; and disability re-evaluation procedures for IDR recipients under the minimum age for service retirements.  Employers also must certify under penalty of perjury that any IDR determinations are based on competent medical opinion and not as a substitute for the disciplinary process.

The changes are some of the most significant modifications in the disability retirement process ever put forth by CalPERS. Over the past few months, public agencies have attempted to interpret the new regulations with limited clarification from CalPERS.  Daphne Anneet and Monica Sanchez McQueen, both partners with the Los Angeles offices of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, will review disability retirement procedures and specifically address the recent changes put forth by CalPERS in its recent Circular.  Agencies are strongly encouraged to participate in this session in order to learn and comply with the new regulations.  In addition to these changes, CalPERS has announced that they will be increasing their audit activities for local agencies over the next few years to insure compliance with their regulations. 

Following the presentation, a complimentary lunch will be served, and the Labor Council will hold its round table discussion, whereby employers share information regarding the status of negotiations and other important and timely employee relations issues.  Please share this notice with other members of your staff. As always, you may send as many representatives from your agency as you like, but please make reservations in advance.

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  – Presentation
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Complimentary Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 – Round Table Discussion

 Place: Cerritos Public Library
18025 South Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos City Hall Complex (corner of 183rd Street)

Please RSVP to Ando Vardanyan of the City of Glendale for the Luncheon Meeting before 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  Either leave a voice mail message at (818) 550-4374 or e-mail message at