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RGS August Newsletter

RGS eNews Content for August 2019: Contracting Challenges in a Shifting Regulatory EnvironmentMORE Job Candidate Selection SolutionsThe Outreach Toolbox: Virtual WorkshopsRGS’ Virtual Class Schedule for Fall 2019Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events Click to read the full articles: RGS August Newsletter

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Contracting Challenges in a Shifting Regulatory Environment

RGS began serving public agencies in 2002 and has supported approximately 300 agencies since then.  As long as public agencies need help with projects, workloads, expertise and training, the RGS mission of public service through supporting local governments remains our top priority.  RGS didn’t start with a big staff or offering dozens of services.  We […]

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RGS July Newsletter

RGS eNews Content for July 2019: Atwater Turns the Corner: Positive ProgressRGS in the News: Sedona Fire District Hires New Fire ChiefNew Virtual Classes for Anti-Harassment, Resolving Performance Issues, and DelegationRGS’ Emergency Management Team Helps Government Agencies Maintain Critical ServicesThe Outreach Tool Box: Pop-Up MeetingsMark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events Click to read the full articles: […]

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What Does the Cambria Decision Mean for Your Agency?

Contracting for services and the treatment of independent contractors as employees by CalPERS has received renewed attention in local government circles, due to a recent CalPERS proposal. On July 25, 2018, the CalPERS Board of Administration adopted a decision involving a determination that an independent contractor providing temporary services was a common law employee of […]

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Risk Management/Best Practices When Using Independent Contractors

A number of agencies have recently experienced audits and adverse findings from CalPERS regarding their use of independent contract services, resulting in enrollment of independent contractors in PERS plans, at potentially significant cost to these public agencies. Regional Government Services Authority (RGS) has provided services as an independent contractor to approximately 300 public agencies since […]

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RGS June Newsletter

RGS eNews Content for June 2019: CalPERS Tables Proposed Precedential Decision from June AgendaGood HR News You Can Actually Use!Changes in Anti-Harassment Compliance Training RequirementsMark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events Click to read the full articles: RGS June Newsletter

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RGS May Newsletter

RGS eNews Content for May 2019: Calculated Risk-Taking for a Cause RGS Welcomes the City of Soledad as its Newest JPA Member Agency! Taking Leadership Academies to the Next Level at Marin Municipal Water District Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District Chooses RGS to Conduct Disaster Exercise RGS Continues to Grow in Southern California Click […]

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Calculated Risk-Taking For A Cause

– Richard Averett Some risk-taking is just nuts. Some is for ego or individual pursuit. And some is for a cause bigger than self. I plead no comment on the first two: we’re all different and in different places in our lives. But when it comes to causes, I’m hooked. My wife and I recently […]

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City of Soledad Joins RGS Board of Directors

RGS Board of Directors and Staff welcome The City of Soledad as the newest RGS Board Member Agency. Mike McHatten, City Manager, will be representing the City on the Board. The Soledad City Council approved joining RGS at their April 3 meeting. Mike has been the City Manager of Soledad for approximately two-and-a-half years and […]

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RGS April Newsletter

RGS eNews Content for April 2019: CalPERS Proposing Precedential Decision – Comment Period Open Negotiating for Success: Objective Facilitation Code Compliance: The Carrot or the Stick? SVBGSA Taps RGS for Management Services Host an RGS Leadership Academy Advisor Spotlight: Lyn de l’Eau RGS Attends ATD Core4 Conference Click to read the full articles: RGS April […]

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