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PEP Talk: Public Entities Should Choose Their Insurance Broker First

Today’s challenging and unpredictable economic conditions are forcing local governments to scrutinize the price they pay for all products and services, as well as, to evaluate their professional relationships like never before. The costs and relationships associated with property and casualty insurance, claims, third party administrator services, workers compensation and risk management services are no exception.

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School Talk - Don’t Bother Me. I’m Embezzling.

The treasurer of the high school band booster club withdrew funds to pay for personal vacations. An accounts payable clerk has been siphoning off funds. The school janitor is using work supplies to clean houses on the side, and pocket the income. These people are all embezzlers.

PEP Talk - Conflict in the Workplace

The right way to handle conflict is to strategically create calm and assertively defuse the intensity of the conflict. This article will help you defuse workplace conflict using four proven psychological methods. The first two approaches help to pre-empt escalation, whereas the final two approaches will help to de-escalate situations that are presently intense.

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PEP Talk - Active Shooter

Active shooter incidents have become a concern for all in recent years. These incidents occur without warning and quickly progress. Although they cannot always be prevented, entities can take steps to help minimize the impact to their operations and employees. Having a plan in place to respond to an active shooter event is essential as these situations are usually over before law enforcement arrives on the scene.

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School Talk - Active Shooter

Active shooter incidents in the United States continue to rise in frequency. A recent study by the FBI of active shooter incidents looked at two 7-year periods, spanning 2000 to 2013. "at study found that between 2000 and 2006, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred annually, but between 2007 and 2013 that average increased to 16.4 incidents annually.

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PEP Talk - An Introduction to FEMA

Gallagher Public Sector (GPS) has just released a new white paper An Introduction to FEMA for Government Entities and Eligible Nonprofits that explains the “ins and outs” of working with FEMA.