Upcoming Webinars

Preparing for Implementation: What the New Election Law Reforms Mean For Your County
Wednesday, April 24 at 10am
Join us as we delve into the recent election law reforms that have passed in the 2019 legislative session in Albany. Our presenters will cover the perspective from the state board of elections and local board of elections as implementation of these new reforms gets underway. Topics will include electronic poll books, early voting, the revised political calendar and an overview of the many reforms that have been passed by the legislature.

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NYS Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags. Now What?

Wednesday May 8 at 10am
In March 2020, New York will become the second state - behind California - to implement a ban on single-use plastic bags. Counties will also have the option to opt-in to a $0.05 fee on paper bags. What does this mean for your county? Tune in on Wednesday, May 8 at 10am to learn more about the legislation and how stakeholders across the state are preparing for its implementation.

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Previous Webinars

Implementing the NYS Sexual Harassment Law
October 30, 2018

A webinar training on the on the recently adopted regulations that formed the New York State’s Department of Labor (“DOL”) model sexual harassment prevention documents for all employers.
This complex change in the law required all employers, including county governments, to update and create new sexual harassment policies and procedures. Our labor experts will walk you through the changes in the State law and what you will need to know as employers, employees and as county government leaders.
Raise the Age: Update on Implementation
July 24, 2018

There is a little more than two months before the implementation date of Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility. Beginning October 1, a 16-year-old that is charged with a non-violent felony or a misdemeanor will be considered an Adolescent Offender (AO), and will be protected from the adult incarceration population. Implementation of the new law will impact several county departments, and will require additional personnel and resources in probation departments, county attorney’s offices, 
mental health services, and social services agencies. This change also has the potential to require counties to make financial investments in programs, services, and infrastructure. This webinar was presented by the Executive Chamber, Office of Children and Families, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Division of Budget, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and the State Commission on Corrections.

Overview of the 2018 NYS Budget and its Impact to NY Counties
April 17, 2018

The Dairy Crisis and its Impact on NY Farmers
April 11, 2018
NYSAC’s Standing Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs provides an overview of the crisis gripping New York State’s dairy farmers. The overabundance of milk, flagging demand, dramatically lower prices, higher operating costs, and unfavorable weather conditions have negatively impacted the economic viability for dairy farmers across the state.
This online video presentation addresses the dairy crisis from four critical perspectives: the USDA, a financial lender, a processor, and a farmer.
Frequently Asked Questions: Elected Official Retroactive Pension Service Credit 
April 4, 2018
An important informational webinar hosted by representatives from the NYS Office of State Comptroller as they discuss the "Retroactive Pension Service Credit for Elected Officials". 

Cyber Protection for NYS Counties
November 21, 2017

Cyber security can be a confusing topic. It can mean different things to different people. NYSAC is hoping to make it easier to understand with an upcoming presentatoin. This webinar  was designed to clarify what cyber security is and how your county can protect against people who may want to hack your IT systems, steal information, or hold your data hostage. NYSAC asked three organizations to explain cyber vulnerabilities, and what is needed to develop a prioritized set of actions to protect your organization and data.

  1. Conduct a risk assessment and develop a plan that includes a prioritized set of actions needed to protect your organization and data.

  2. Register for the free Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) to help improve the cyber security posture of all local governments.  

  3. Deploy an endpoint protection software to defend against attacks to laptops, pcs, tablets, and devices.

This webinar included a briefing on present threats, examples of today's methods of attack, and ways to plan for, detect, and prevent cyber attacks against your county.