ADVANTAGES OF MEMBERSHIP
PEP continues to look for ways to provide helpful resources and valuable training to its members. The Resource eLibrary provides members with access to hundreds of safety DVDs and over 500 online training courses. In addition, PEP provides its members with access to hundreds of helpful, up-to-date employment and human resources, forms, policies, and procedures.
Public Entity University (PEU) is a vendor-driven portal offering an additional 300 online training courses specifically tailored to public entities. PEU, accessed through the Resource eLibrary, offers the ability for PEP water and wastewater operators to obtain continuing education credits upon completion of a number of the online training courses.
PEP Announces New Grant Program
In recognition of its 30th anniversary, the Public Entities Pool of Ohio (PEP) is pleased to announce a new loss control and risk management initiative: the PEP+ Grant!
The PEP+ Grant Initiative is designed to help Members reduce or prevent liability claims and property loses by encouraging all PEP Members to apply for up to $500 in grant money to fund, or partially fund, safety items that will aid them in their loss control or risk management efforts.
The PEP+ Grant Program is only available to PEP Members. All PEP Members are encouraged to participate and apply for a grant during the application period of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Applications that are incomplete or are not submitted within the required time frame may be determined ineligible. Each applicant must be a PEP member both at the time of submission and at the time funds are issued. Approved funds will be issued once PEP membership is verified.
Only qualifying expenses will be considered for the PEP+ Grant funds. Qualified expenses include safety items wherein the primary purpose of the item is the prevention or reduction of liability claims or property losses.
The funds are available for purchases or expenses incurred during the application period.
Examples of qualified expenses include, but are not limited to:
• Playground surface materials
• Safety signage
• Safety cones or other hazard warning items
• Automated External Defibrillators
• Fire extinguishers and
• Warning sirens.
The PEP+ Grant Program has a brief application that may be found by clicking here
or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All PEP Members are invited and encouraged to participate in this new grant program.
Enquiron, a vendor specializing in human resources training, provides PEP members with complimentary human resource webinars. With topics ranging from Wage and Hour Laws and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to Cyber Security and Personnel Handbooks, supervisors and managers can receive relevant, topical training, right at their desks.
Law Enforcement Resources
Law Enforcement Resources Now Available!
The Public Entities Pool of Ohio is pleased to provide its members with access to Law Enforcement Policies (including Ohio Collaborative Compliant Policies) and Online Training – all free of charge to PEP members!
PEP has partnered with a law enforcement vendor, Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute (LLRMI), to provide policies and online training that are compliant with both federal law and the laws of the State of Ohio and the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. To access the policies and online training, please click the link below. Then click on Law Enforcement Policies or Law Enforcement Online training, fill out the form, and click "Submit.” Once your PEP membership is verified, you will receive a welcome email providing a username, and allowing you to set a password for accessing LLRMI’s Learning Library.
The Policy Learning Library contains more than 75 sample policies and forms that are available for downloading and customization. All users will be notified in the event of a change to a policy or form so that members will always have access to current polices and forms. In addition to the policies and forms, more than 150 short, relevant online training modules are also available in the Online Training Learning Library for viewing. Officers can train at their convenience, on topics relevant to law enforcement, and Chiefs will be able to access the data relative to officer training.
24/7 online technical support is available through the vendor.
Each quarter, PEP members receive Update, the PEP newsletter. The PEP newsletter brings more in depth information to the membership about legal issues and loss control topics, along with pieces highlighting members, board members, and the personnel who provide services to PEP members.