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.

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
Event Fee(s)
Member $ 55.00
Non-Member $ 75.00