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Subject Matter: An Overview of Compliance with the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct

Offered by: CFA Institute

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Access: Retirement Board members should go to the cfainstitute.org and go to their Webcasts & Podcasts to listen to the audio webcast recorded on January 28, 2015.

After Completing the Course: Please fill out and fax or mail the Board Member Training Affidavit Form to PERAC, attention Tom O’Donnell


ON-LINE TRAINING

Subject Matter: Seminar on the Conflict of Interest Law

Offered by: The Ethics Commission

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Access:  Retirement Board members should go to the Ethics Commission Web Page at www.mass.gov/ethics/ and then click on the link: Conflict of Interest Online Training Programs.”  Following transfer to that page, scroll down and click the link to “Municipal Employee Online Training Program”.


ON-LINE TRAINING

Subject Matter: Bidding Basics

Offered by:  Office of the Inspector General

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Access: It is designed to be completed through PACE, the Commonwealth’s Web-based Learning Management System, or at your standalone computer using a Compact Disc (CD). PACE should be accessible to any entity with an internet connection. Upon registering with the Office of the Inspector General, you will be issued a PACE Login ID and Password so that you may access PACE for free. For further information and a list of FAQ's go to the Inspector General's information page, Bidding Basics. To register, complete the Bidding Basics Online Registration Form.


ON-LINE TRAINING

Subject Matter: Open Meeting Law

Location: Office of the Attorney General

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Access: Select http://www.youtube.com/user/MassAttorneyGeneral.  It can also be accessed through the AG’s Web Page by clicking on “Government Resources” and then clicking on “Open Meeting Law” and on that page clicking on “Web Training”.

After Completing the Course: Please fill out and fax or mail the Board Member Training Affidavit Form to PERAC, attention Tom O’Donnell.


ON-LINE TRAINING

Subject Matter: National Crime Prevention Council – “Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud”; “Investment Fraud Prevention Strategies”; “The Psychology of a Scam”; “Targeting Investment Fraud”; “Understanding Financial Fraud Victimology, Risk Factors, and Psychological Impact”

Location: Office of the National Crime Prevention Council

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Access:The National Crime Prevention Council has initiated a Webinar Series focused on Investment Fraud Prevention.  Retirement Board members may access the site by going to www.ncpc.org/ and clicking on “Programs”.  On that page click on “Investment Fraud Prevention Program” in the green box on the left. This will bring you to the page entitled Investment Fraud Prevention Program.  On that page click on “Webinar Series” in the green box.

This will bring you to the presentations listed above.  In order to complete the program and receive credits the retirement board member must watch the presentation “Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud” download and review the presentations pertaining to “Investment Fraud Prevention Strategies”, “The Psychology of a Scam”, “Targeting Investment Fraud” and “Understanding Financial Fraud Victimology, Risk Factors, and Psychological Impact”.


ON-LINE TRAINING

Subject Matter: "What Employers Need to Know About the New Pension Accounting”; “How to Account for Investments”; “Internal Controls: New and Improved”

Offered by: Office of the GFOA Training Sessions

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Access: The Government Finance Officers Association is offering the following training sessions in the first quarter of 2015. The cost for a member is $85 and for a non-member the cost is $160. In order to register go to the GFOA Home Page.  Under Products and Services click “Search for Training”.  Scroll down to the Webinar and register online (on the top of the page are general registration instructions).

  1. How to Account for Investments – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – January 8, 2015

  2. Internal Controls: New and Improved – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – February 19, 2015

  3. What Employers Need to Know About the New Pension Accounting – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. March 26, 2015

Retirement board members can confirm participation in the offerings by the Inspector General, Ethics Commission, Attorney General, NCPC and GFOA by filing an affidavit with the Commission or, in the event a certificate of completion is issued by the organization, submitting a copy of that certification to PERAC.  After completing the course fill out the Affidavit available at http://www.mass.gov/perac/training/Training_Affidavit.pdf and fax or mail to PERAC, attention Tom O’Donnell.


 
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