SIDP Last Call | Hot 5

  • Published: September 14, 2015


    As of September 30, all ACCA-sponsored Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP) Safety Training for county insurance fund members will have been completed for the year.

    • The final two Public Officials/Administrative Staff Employment Training classes will be held this Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Prattville and Thursday, Sept. 17, in Decatur.
    • The final two Deputy Training Below 100 classes will be held Sept. 24 in Anniston and Sept. 30 in Prattville.
    • The final Jailers Training is the Alabama Jail Association Fall Conference on Sept. 22-25 in Orange Beach.

    Click on the highlighted events above to access the registration flyers and to register ASAP. Failure to meet all SIDP requirements could cost your county up to $13,500.  For questions about SIDP Training contact Marcia Collier at or 334-263-7594.


    2. Leadership for Department Heads & Supervisors

    One of the biggest challenges for department heads and supervisors in any organization is leading and managing other people, and the County Government Education Institute offers a custom-designed course for county staff members on this very subject. Wednesday, Sept. 16, is the last day to register for the Leadership class, which is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Prattville. Get the agenda, online registration & more details.


    3.  2016 Training Opportunities 

    Next year there are more opportunities than ever for county staff members to build their specialized knowledge and skills through ACCA training classes. The County Government Education Institute is offering 11 different classes throughout the year that can be applied toward certification or continuing education. And, in its second year, the Alabama Jail Training Academy schedule is set up so that correctional officers can complete that program in less than 12 months. Online registration will be available soon, and here are 2016 schedules so you can reserve dates on your calendar.


    4. Unifying the Voice

    The Association’s Board of Directors will gather this week for its annual seminar to map out the organization’s plans for 2016 and, this year, to look five years into the future. As the Association finalizes its draft strategic plan, the Board of Directors will spend much of the seminar on goals and activities all designed to Unify the Voice of county government in Alabama. The details of the plan will be finalized by the Association’s Team 2021 later this fall, submitted to the Board and then submitted to the Association membership for consideration at the ACCA Legislative Conference in December.


    5. Welcome Covington County

    The Covington County Commission voted last week to rejoin the ACCA Workers’ Compensation Fund, becoming the 61st county that is a member of the very successful insurance program. This makes Covington County the third commission to become a part of the fund in the last 12 months. Talladega and Mobile counties joined the Fund since last October. The Fund’s outstanding financial condition allowed the Trustees to approve a total of $800,000 in refunds that will be distributed to members later this year. If your county is among the very few still not participating, contact Henry van Arcken for more information (334-263-7594 or