Law Enforcement Training Reimbursement

Law Enforcement Training Reimbursement() The NDIRF now offers reimbursement for subject control and defense tactics training courses from EH Security, LLC for North Dakota’s law enforcement agencies.

Posted 11/10/21 (Wed)read more...

August 2021 Edition: Top Five Most Popular LocalGovU Courses

() Many of August 2021’s Top Five Most Popular LocalGovU Courses were popular last month, meaning the following LocalGovU courses provide relevant training for North Dakota political subdivisions.

Posted 9/28/21 (Tue)read more...

ND State Fire and Tornado Fund: Review Property Values and Schedules Today

() Since the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund began administering the North Dakota State Fire and Tornado Fund (“NDFT”) in 2019, we have discovered many properties that are not adequately covered or are missing from a member’s property schedule.

Posted 8/30/21 (Mon)read more...

July 2021 Edition: Top Five Most Popular LocalGovU Courses

() July 2021’s Top Five Most Popular LocalGovU Courses demonstrate a bit of the range in courses LocalGovU offers, but still this list only scratches the surface in highlighting the breadth of relevant, local government-focused courses this online training platform provides. 

Posted 8/17/21 (Tue)read more...

LocalGovU: Local Government Training Courses and Custom Training Curriculums

() Learn how to register for LocalGovU, our online training platform that offers over 2,500 local government training courses at no cost to NDIRF members, and how to build online training curriculums for your entity!

Posted 7/28/21 (Wed)read more...

Coverage Terms Defined: Stated Amount Coverage

() If you don’t frequently work with NDIRF coverage forms and applications, you might be unfamiliar with some of the terms they contain. Our new Coverage Terms Defined segment takes a look at terms that are commonly used, or commonly misunderstood, to help you further understand the value of NDIRF coverage. For this first edition of this segment, we're taking a look at Stated Amount Coverage.

Posted 6/11/21 (Fri)read more...

COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace

() Recently, various COVID-19 vaccines have become available and as of February 27, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued an emergency use authorization (“EUA”) for a third COVID-19 vaccine. Employers should beware that it is currently not settled as to whether COVID-19 vaccines can be mandated as a condition of employment while they are approved on an EUA basis.

Posted 5/13/21 (Thu)read more...

Member Feature: Bismarck Parks and Recreation District

() Throughout his 42-year career in parks and recreation, Bina has experienced the power of collaboration among employees who work tirelessly to deliver valuable services in a safe, professional manner and with partners, including local associations, organizations, clubs, local and state government, and many individuals, to serve the diverse recreation needs of a community.

Posted 5/11/21 (Tue)read more...

How to Keep Your Organization's Information Safe and Secure

How to Keep Your Organization's Information Safe and Secure() Over the past several years, entities have transitioned more and more of their operations to online environments and migrated their documents into cloud storage, allowing greater mobility and accessibility for employees. These benefits have proved critical during the pandemic because they enable employees to work remotely with little to no interruption, but they also present new security challenges.

Posted 4/15/21 (Thu)read more...

Preparing Your Amenities or Facilities for Spring

Preparing Your Amenities or Facilities for Spring() As we prepare for warmer spring and summer temperatures, and the likelihood that even more people will be heading outside, it’s important your local government entity ensures the continued safety of your employees and the public who use your amenities or facilities.

Posted 3/25/21 (Thu)read more...

Electrical Fire Safety

() Every day, when we plug in our phones to their chargers or turn on our computers at the office, we rarely, if ever, think about the path electricity took to provide power to our devices and electronics, let alone if every juncture along the way is safe. 

Posted 3/16/21 (Tue)read more...

Progress Update: The NDIRF’s Administration of the NDFT

Progress Update: The NDIRF’s Administration of the NDFT() The NDIRF has administered the North Dakota Fire & Tornado Fund (NDFT) since June 2019. This Fund provides property coverage for state and local government entities, allowing the NDIRF to further serve you.

Posted 3/10/21 (Wed)read more...

Member Feature: Williams County

Member Feature: Williams County() In 2010, Williams County employed 140 full-time workers. Then the oil boom struck. Over the next six years, the county nearly doubled its full-time workforce to meet the needs of its community’s swelling population, a task that required it to recruit, hire, and train new employees at an unprecedented rate as well as retain existing employees.

Posted 3/02/21 (Tue)read more...

January 2021 Edition: Top Five Most Popular LocalGovU Courses

() Our first 2021 edition of this LocalGovU update includes SIX of the most popular courses taken in January because there was a three-way tie for the last spot in our top-five list. What this news means for you is that there is an additional course you get to learn about and maybe even put on your list as one to take in the future.

Posted 2/23/21 (Tue)read more...

Simple Ways to Reduce Slips, Trips, and Falls

Simple Ways to Reduce Slips, Trips, and Falls() Each year thousands of people are injured, some seriously, due to slips, trips, or falls. To help reduce these types of injuries at your organization, here are some precautions you can take.

Posted 2/17/21 (Wed)read more...

What is New Employee Onboarding?

() Employee onboarding is the process of integrating and helping new employees learn about the organization, its structure, and its vision, mission and values, as well as providing them the information, tools, and training needed to become a productive member of the team.

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Online Resources: How to Submit a Claim

() As we’ve expanded our coverage administration to further serve our membership, including the administration of the North Dakota Fire & Tornado Fund (NDFT), which provides property coverage, and the State Bonding Fund, which provides employee fidelity risk coverage, we understand the importance of providing you with clear instruction regarding how to submit a claim.

Posted 1/14/21 (Thu)read more...

The "Right to Work" for a Political Subdivision in an "At-Will" State

() You have probably heard that North Dakota is a “right to work” state. You have probably also heard that North Dakota is an “at-will employment” state. Both of these terms are commonly used, but also commonly misunderstood.

Posted 1/12/21 (Tue)read more...

DDC Courses Now Offered Online

() We’re excited to announce Defensive Driving Courses (DDC) are now available online through our partnership with the National Safety Council.

Posted 1/06/21 (Wed)read more...

Keep Your Inbox Safe with these Email Security Tips

() As the frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks grow, it’s important your employees understand some simple things they can do to help protect your entity from an email cyber attack.

Posted 1/04/21 (Mon)read more...