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US Supreme Court's Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that requiring non-union public employees to pay mandatory agency fees is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. There are many ramifications to this decision. The most immediate impact is that public agencies may not facilitate a union’s collection of agency fees from a non-member without that employee’s express consent. Therefore, public agencies are immediately prohibited from automatically deducting agency fees from the paychecks of employees.

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Reminder Notice: The Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF)

As you may already know, the DOT made an official ruling to expand the drug panel to include 4 semi-synthetic opioids and to remove MDEA from the panel.

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EIA Announces Loss Prevention Department Name Change

In response to wide ranging changes in the business context of the Loss Prevention Department, the Loss Prevention Committee voted during the May 17th meeting to officially change the name of Loss Prevention to Risk Control.

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PGL Program to Merge with GL1

Members keep same coverage and program structure—benefit from lower admin fees, stability and spread of risk.

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Mike Fleming Receives AGRiP 2018 Award for Excellence in Leadership

The EIA is proud to announce that Mike Fleming, CEO has been selected by the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) as the recipient of the 2018 Award for Excellence in Leadership. His dedication to both EIA members and operations resonated with the AGRiP Board of Directors, making Mike an ideal choice.

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