In October 2013, ACWA/JPIA initiated its Commitment to Excellence Program outreach. This will be a
long-term effort to help JPIA’s membership reduce the frequency and severity of liability, workers’ compensation, and property losses.
Since the most frequent and costly losses come from vehicle, infrastructure, construction,
employment practices, ergonomic, and fall claims, the JPIA’s focus is on encouraging and
assisting its members to implement programs and practices that can prevent these types of
The support of member decision-makers (Board Members, General Managers, etc) in influencing
the loss reduction activities and practices of their unique organizations is absolutely essential.
Each district’s General Manager and President of the Board of Directors (and other members of the Board if they desire)
will be asked to demonstrate their on-going support by signing an
"ACWA JPIA Commitment to Excellence" agreement.
Organizations agreeing to sign the agreement will be recognized as follows:
- The organization will receive an ACWA JPIA Commitment to Excellence and a certificate frame for display purposes.
- Beginning in 2014, the organization’s attendees at ACWA JPIA Conferences will have a special ribbon added to their name tag
indicating their district’s commitment.
- Participation in the ACWA JPIA Commitment to Excellence will be highlighted in future Perspective articles
and emphasized in Executive Committee Meetings and future JPIA Conferences.
ACWA JPIA Commitment to Excellence Best Practices have been developed for each loss reduction category. Included are
loss reduction focus elements, "best practices menus", and explanations for each menu item. Best Practices are reviewed with member
districts during risk assessment visits and discussed in the JPIA Risk Control Bulletin. JPIA members can select from the menu the
best practices they wish to add to, or enhance, their existing loss reduction programs. The JPIA provides resources to help
members implement the best practices.
Loss Reduction Focus Menus and Explanations
JPIA Training That Supports Specific Claim Reductions
Opportunity Review - Part A (Member to Complete
and Return to JPIA)
Opportunity Review – Part B
(For Member’s Internal Use)