The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly. PORAC will continue to provide our members with updates as new information and resources become available.
Margaret Brown's Profile Margaret Brown is serving her first term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. She is retired from the Business Services division of the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD), where she was director of facilities, responsible for the planning, funding, and construction of large-scale capital projects. Under her leadership in capital planning and energy stewardship, the district received a Zero Net Energy Schools Leadership Award from the New Buildings Institute. Over the course of her 30-year career, Margaret administered billions of dollars in school capital program expenditures for school construction and rehabilitation, real estate acquisition, and property management. She managed financial records for review by boards, state auditors, and independent citizen oversight committees. In the past, she served on the board of directors for the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, a non-profit founded in 1978 to advocate for K-12 facilities funding and improve school facilities in California. In addition, she chaired the Facilities Professional Council for the California Association of School Business Officials. Margaret earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside, and holds business and real estate degrees from Chaffey College. (Info Provided by CalPERS) Margaret's Facebook Page Margaret's Website Tiffany Moran's Profile "My name is Tiffany Emon-Moran, and I seek your vote to the CalPERS Board to ensure the longevity and stability, of our retirement system. My goal is to provide efficacy while strengthening financial health and diversity. As a member of the Board, I will be a voice of reason and common sense, and an advocate that shows compassion and determination for those I serve." Moran retired from the San Bernardino Police Department in 2017 as a detective assigned to financial crimes. She earned her Master's Degree in Public Administration and has a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is in progress on an additional degree in accounting and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Presently, Moran work for a Southern California law firm. Despite being a retired member, the passion to continue to be of service remains. Moran is confident that her education and experience in complex financial investigations will be beneficial to the CalPERS Board and its members. The sustainability of CalPERS is important. As an elected board member, Moran will make sound decisions with an eye toward future goals. "Members place their trust in CalPERS, and I want to be a central component of that trust." (Info Provided by Tiffany4CalPERS.com) Tiffany's Facebook Page Tiffany's Instagram Page Tiffany's Website
California has fully reopened its economy. This means no more physical distancing, no capacity limits, no county tiers, and relaxed mask guidance.
On Friday, March 19, Governor Newsom signed into law SB 95 that authorizes covered full-time employees to utilize up to 80 hours leave for COVID-related absences, such as the need for self-quarantine and vaccination appointments.
PORAC’s sponsorship of Weatherman for the Alsco Uniforms 300 marks their inaugural partnership with MHR for this event and builds on last year’s show of support for law enforcement professionals at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Today, Senator Anthony Portantino (D - La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 387– the Law Enforcement Academic and Recruitment Next (LEARN) Act – sponsored by the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA). The LEARN Act will create increased opportunities to recruit a more diverse pool of prospective officers, require more academic coursework as part of the required training each officer must receive, and provide financial resources for both prospective and current officers to pursue a college education that will help to prepare them for the rigors and adversities inherent to modern-day policing.
On June 1, 2020, a coalition of four current and former District Attorneys sent a letter urging the California State Bar to pass a Rule of Professional Conduct prohibiting prosecutors from accepting political donations from police unions. PORAC strongly opposes the proposed rule.
The National First Responder COVID-19 Grant Relief Program has been established to provide financial support to first responders and their families in need during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
All individuals living in the State of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized.
Due to unforeseen circumstances in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding our 68th Annual PORAC Conference of Members