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Kleberg County: Property Claims Success Stories, Part 4

August 05, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part four of a four-part series that examines specific property claims filed by TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) members and their outcomes.

Chambers County: Property Claims Success Stories, Part 3

July 29, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part three of a four-part series that examines specific property claims filed by TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) members and their outcomes.

Coverage Tip: Identify permanently attached equipment on your vehicles

July 27, 2020| Risk Management News

The white and black vehicles pictured here look similar and share many assembly components, but upon close examination, you can expect the white vehicle to be far more expensive and complicated to replace should you have to file an auto physical damage claim.

Calhoun County: Property Claims Success Stories, Part 2

July 22, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part two of a four-part series that examines specific property claims filed by TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) members and their outcomes.

Wharton County: Property Claims Success Stories, Part 1

July 15, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part one of a four-part series that examines specific property claims filed by TAC Risk Management Pool members and their outcomes.

Incident Report vs. Pre-Claim Assistance?

July 09, 2020| Risk Management News

Oftentimes I receive calls from members questioning whether an "incident" is reportable or not, and whether it's worth it to actually make a claim vs. letting an incident blow over with time, and spare a deductible expense.

Claims: Catastrophe Response during a Pandemic, Part 4

July 01, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part four of a four-part series on catastrophe response during a pandemic. The third article in the series covered law enforcement and emergency response.

Law Enforcement and Emergency Response: Catastrophe Response during a Pandemic, Part 3

June 24, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part three of a four-part series on catastrophe response during a pandemic. The second article examined human resources considerations.

Willacy County Deputy Uses TAC RMP-funded Safety Equipment to Help Accident Victim

June 23, 2020| Risk Management News

A Willacy County sheriff's deputy used safety equipment purchased through the TAC Risk Management Pool's (TAC RMP) 2019 Safety Equipment Program (SEP) to save a county resident's life in April.

HR's Role: Catastrophe Response During a Pandemic, Part 2

June 10, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part two of a four-part series on catastrophe response during a pandemic. The first article examined safety considerations.

Auto Accidents Whether Great or Small, Report Them All!

June 09, 2020| Risk Management News

Being in an auto accident can be stressful. But knowing what to do if an accident occurs can make the situation more manageable and ensure a smooth claims process with the TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP).

Safety: Catastrophe Response during a Pandemic, Part 1

June 04, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part one of a four-part series on catastrophe response during a pandemic. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has occupied most of our energy and time. Many have not had an opportunity to think about preparing for a hurricane or other catastrophe.

Texas Hail No!

May 29, 2020| Risk Management News

It’s that time of year again when Texas has the potential to experience severe hailstorms.

Coping with Texas Summer Heat

May 26, 2020| Risk Management News

When you think of summertime in Texas, your thoughts may turn to fun activities like going to a beach, floating a river, or attending a Fourth of July celebration, a water melon thump or a baseball game.

Hiring: Second Chance Initiatives and Background Checks Series, Part 4

March 26, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part four of a four-part series on second chance initiatives and background checks. The previous article covered background checks and considerations.

Conducting Background Checks: Second Chance Initiatives and Background Checks Series, Part 3

March 20, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part three of a four-part series on second chance initiatives and background checks. The previous article gave a brief overview of recent litigation and initiatives and the Society of Human Resource Management’s initiative whose goals include preventing crime, facilitating successful re-entry to the workforce and reducing recidivism.

Legislation & Initiatives: Second Chance Initiatives and Background Checks Series, Part 2

March 12, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part two of a four-part series on second chance initiatives and background checks. The first article examined labor shortages and reasons for job vacancies in local and state governments.

Labor Shortage: Second Chance Initiatives and Background Checks Series, Part 1

March 05, 2020| Risk Management News

This is part one of a four-part series on second chance initiatives and background checks. This series, rolled out during the next four weeks, will provide a brief overview of current labor shortage conditions, information on recent national legislation and initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism, second chance initiatives, hiring considerations and background checks.

Tips for Safely Weathering Spring Storms

February 20, 2020| Risk Management News

There is an old children's song that goes, "Spring has sprung and brought me such a nice surprise." This is especially true in Texas with our famous bluebonnets and other wildflowers.

Regular Rate of Pay Final Rule Issued by DOL

February 10, 2020| Risk Management News

The Department of Labor (DOL) Final Rule updating the "regular rate" regulations became effective Jan. 15. This rule defines what forms of benefits and payments are included and excluded in the "time and one-half" overtime calculations.

Space Heaters: Your best friend and possibly your worst enemy

December 18, 2019| Risk Management News

It is that time of year again. Blow the dust off your favorite space heater, plug it in and go about your day. Not so fast! Space heaters cause more than 65,000 fires each year and these account for 43% of home fires and 85% of fire-related deaths.

Overtime Pay Update: DOL Rule

December 11, 2019| Risk Management News

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule updating the earning thresholds for exempt employees and allowing employers to count a portion of bonuses and commissions toward meeting the exempt employee salary level.

Changes to DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing for 2020: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Clearinghouse

December 06, 2019| Risk Management News

Starting Jan. 6, 2020, all employers — including counties — who employ drivers with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) will be required by federal law to use the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Legislative Changes Affect Human Resources and Workers Compensation

October 25, 2019| Risk Management News

Several bills passed by the Texas Legislature during the 86th legislative session that affect counties pertain to human resources and workers compensation. Five of those bills are summarized below with links to each bill.

Human Resources Reminders for Natural Disaster Planning: Before, During and After

September 10, 2019| Risk Management News

This article covers some of the human resource (HR) plans, policies and considerations in preparation for a catastrophic natural event, which can affect county operations and its employees. 


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