Western Holiday Seminar 2018

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10:00 - 10:30 pm   Registration 
10:30 - 10:40 pm  Opening Remarks | Darlene Carroll, Western Region Council Chair
10:40 - 11:30 pm
2019 Economic Forecast
   1 CPE - Advisory Services | 1 GFI Elective Credit 
  Session Learning Objectives
  • Employment forecast for Western New York.              
  • Interest rate trends for the region and nation.            
  • Current economic trends which could impact tax revenues.     

Gary Keith, Regional Economist, M&T Bank

11:45 - 12:45 pm Lunch 
12:50 - 2:05 pm
State Retirement Reporting for Elected and Appointed Officials  
  1.5 CPE – GSK | 1.5 GFI Elective Credits
  • What is the NYS ERS Pension Integrity Unit.
  • The current rules and regulations used to correctly determine the correct number of days worked for elected and appointed  officials when reporting to NYS ERS.
  • The procedures for completing the Standard Workday Report for elected and appointed officials. 

Tiffany Fredericks, Retirement System Examiner 3, Pension Integrity Unit, NYS and Local Retirement System 


2:20 - 3:10 pm
Cybersecurity Assessment Vulnerability
  1 CPE - Advisory Services | 1 GFI Elective Credit 
  • What are the leading preventative and defensive measures governments can take to protect themselves from cyber attacks.             
  • How cybersecurity real-time monitoring works in a public sector work environment.   
  • The value of conducting periodic vulnerability assessments and on what do they focus

David Hansen, CPA, CISA, QSA, Director, Risk Advisory Services. Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
Sam Delucia, Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services, Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.

3:15 - 4:30 pm  Holiday Reception 

Thank You to our Sponsors!


December 6th, 2018 10:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Brook-Lea Country Club
891 Pixley Road
Rochester, NY 14624
United States
Member $ 55.00
Non-Member $ 75.00