Education & Training

Whether you are new to your role as an employer partner, local board member or local board support staff, or you just need a refresher on your responsibilities, the PSPRS Employer and Local Board Training Department offers a variety of resources and information sessions. These training events are held via statewide and regional in-class sessions, webinars, and in some circumstances, on-site at your agency. 

For questions regarding training resources, to host an event in your area, or for general training questions regarding PSPRS or CORP, please contact our Employer and Local Board Training Department at localboards@psprs.com.  Schedules for these events are continuously updated, so check back frequently.

Training Events

Local board and employer training (conducted by PSPRS staff)


When:  September 18, 2018   10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where:  Fry Fire Station 365, 4817 S. Apache Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ
Topics:  Duties of a Local Board; Duties of a Local Board Secretary; How to use the new Local Board Portal


When:  December 4, 2018  8:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Where:  
Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 N 25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 
Topics:  
TBD
Cost:  $70
Registration:  Opens September 4, 2018


Local Board/Employer Training Materials 11/7/17

PSPRS held its annual all-day training event for employers and local boards in November 2017. The following presentations were included in the agenda, and are available here for your reference.

  PSPRS Update
  Investment Update
  Operational Update
  Actuarial Concepts & Valuations
  Legislative Update
   PSPRS Disability Claims
   CORP Disability Claims
   Disability Issues
   Governing Statutes - Disability


Member benefit and financial education by Public Safety Financial/Galloway

PSPRS is required under state law to make benefit education services available to members. Through the use of an open and competitive bidding process, PSPRS contracted with Public Safety Financial/Galloway to provide a federally registered advisor with fiduciary duties to our members. 

Public Safety Financial/Galloway can be reached at 480-325-8668 or galloway911.com. Their office address is 1138 N. Alma School Rd., Suite 201, Mesa, AZ 85201.

PSPRS does not endorse any fee-based asset management services for our members. Additionally, members may always choose their own financial and investment counseling. 


Topic: Financial Wellness (PSPRS Benefits & Recent Changes)
When: August 17, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Where: Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District - Station 13
2922 W. White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside, AZ 85929


Topic: Retiring From PSPRS 
When: August 17, 2018 1:00 pm  3:00 pm
Where: Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District - Station 13
2922 W. White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside AZ 85929


Topic:  EORP and Annuities
When:
  
September 11, 2018 10:00 am 12:00 pm
Where: 
PSPRS – 3010 E. Camelback Road. Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ, 85016


Topic:  Financial Wellness (PSPRS Benefits & Recent Changes)
When:
  
September 11, 2018 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Where: 
PSPRS – 3010 E. Camelback Road. Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ, 85016


Topic:  Financial Wellness (PSPRS Benefits & Recent Changes)
When:
 
 September 12, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: 
Bullhead City Fire Department – 1260 Hancock Road, Bullhead City, AZ, 86442


Topic: Financial Wellness (PSPRS Benefits & Recent Changes)
When: September 13, 2018 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Where: Sedona Fire District Multipurpose Room 2860 Southwest Drive, Sedona, AZ, 86336


Topic: Retiring From PSPRS
When
: September 13, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Tucson Police Department Westside Substation Public Meeting Room – 1310 W. Miracle Mile Tucson, AZ, 85705


Topic: Financial Wellness and CORP
When: September 19, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: MCSO Training Building Classroom 8 – 2627 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85009


Topic: CORP
When: October 11, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  
Where: PSPRS – 3010 E. Camelback Road Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016


Topic: Financial Wellness (PSPRS Benefits & Recent Changes)
When: October 16, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm   
Where: Yuma LOCATION TBD


Topic: Financial Wellness (PSPRS Benefits & Recent Changes)
When: October 17, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm   
Where: LOCATION TBD


Topic: Retiring from PSPRS
When: October 25, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm    
Where: GRPSTC
11550 W Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ  85307           


Topic: Retiring from PSPRS & New Income Payout Options Workshops
When: November 8, 2018 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: PSPRS – 3010 E. Camelback Road Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016




Additional Resources

Current and Archive Newsletters

Webinar Archives

Local Board Portal Instructions

Model Uniform Rules of Local Board Procedure: 

Statutes require that local boards establish procedural rules in executing their duties.  Should a local board not have rules in place, the local boards must follow The Model Uniform Rules of Local Board Procedure adopted by the PSPRS Board of Trustees.

PSPRS Model Uniform Rules of Local Board Procedure

CORP Model Uniform Rules of Local Board Procedure

Legal Opinions

Fund Manager Opinion 1998-1 Obligation of Local Boards with regards to medical records-Published

Fund Manager Opinion 1998-2 Local Board discuss medical records in E Session Published

Fund Manager Opinion regarding DROP and disability 2010-01