Monday Memo | October 18

  • Published: October 19, 2021

    Remarks from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield

    District meetings begin tonight in Morgan County and continue all around the state over the next month. The Association staff is always energized by spending time with the membership and looking toward the future. This year, it’s never been more true. We can’t wait to see everyone and “press reset” one final time. We hope you can clear your schedule to join your “county family.” 


    This week’s need-to-know information from ACCA

    District Meetings begin this week in North Alabama

    ACCA’s first two district meetings take place this week beginning this evening at 6 p.m. at the Cook Museum in Morgan County. The second meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Center in Cleburne County. We strongly encourage those who have not yet registered to register for one of the four remaining meetings across the state.

    October 26 – Soil & Water District Teen Center, Monroe County

    October 28 – Hoppergrass Restaurant, Dale County

    November 9 – Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center, Elmore County

    November 10 – Alabama Cooperative Extension System Auditorium, Tuscaloosa County

    Administrators to hold webinar this Wednesday, October 20

    The ACAA webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. We encourage all administrators to attend in order to receive information on redistricting, advertisement of local laws and important upcoming dates associated with Act 2021-249 – Dips and Dunks. Please make plans to attend by clicking here.

    De-Escalation training class to take place October 20-21

    Corrections officers will gather at the Montgomery Marriot Prattville Hotel beginning Wednesday, October 20 for a two-day class on verbal de-escalation, crisis communication skills and lessening liability for intake, mental health issues and PREA. The class will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first day and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second day with an hour for lunch each day. Registration is available at the event at $75 per person. Please contact Marcia Collier with any questions.

    Workers’ Comp Fund begins FY20-21 Payroll Audits

    The ACCA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers Fund recently sent Fund members the FY20-21 Annual Payroll Audit Memo and Fact Sheet, which outline the details about this year’s audit. Auditors from NEIS, Inc. have begun contacting Fund members to schedule their on-site payroll audits. These annual payroll audits are required to confirm and correct, if necessary, the audit billing estimates that Fund members provided during the insurance renewal process.

    All FY20-21 Payroll Audits must be completed before December 2, 2021 in order for actuarial deadlines to be met. Failure for Fund members to meet this deadline will result in a 25 percent late fee. For questions regarding the WC Fund, contact CRS Underwriting Analyst, Ashley Watson. For specific questions regarding the audit, contact NEIS Audit Manager Brad Boone.


    This week’s important ACCA-related events, trainings, deadlines, etc.

    Monday, October 18, 6 p.m.
    District Meeting #1 – Morgan County

    Tuesday, October 19, 6 p.m.
    District Meeting #2 – Cleburne County

    Wednesday, October 20 – Thursday, October 21
    De-escalation Training

    Wednesday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.
    ACAA Webinar

    Friday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.
    AAEM Board meeting