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:  June 8, 2018   10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where:  City of Payson Council Chambers, 303 N. Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ
Topics:  Duties of a Local Board; Duties of a Local Board Secretary; How to use the new Local Board Portal


When:  June 14, 2018   9:00 am - 11:00 am
Where:  
Pinal County, Ironwood Room in the Old Court House, 135 N. Pinal St., Florence, AZ
Topics:  
Training and Q&A Session for CORP Pension Reform


When:  July 10, 2018   10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where:  PSPRS, 3010 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 
Topics:  Duties of a Local Board; Duties of a Local Board Secretary; How to use the new Local Board Portal


When:  July 20, 2018   10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: 
City of Flagstaff Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen, Flagstaff, AZ
Topics: 
Duties of a Local Board; Duties of a Local Board Secretary; How to use the new Local Board Portal


When:  August 6, 2018   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where:  Apache County Board of Supervisory Hearing Room, 75 W. Cleveland St., St. Johns, AZ
Topics:  Training and Q&A Session for PSPRS, EORP and CORP


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
: Elected Officials Retirement Plan - EORP Benefits & Recent Changes
When: June 8, 2018: 1 – 3 pm
Where: City of Payson Council Chambers
303 N. Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541; learn more here. 


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


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

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