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Member Resources
(Last Updated March 8, 2018)

This section includes valuable resources that the IAPD has developed as a benefit available exclusively to IAPD members. Click on the hyperlinks below to read more information and to download files.


Affordable Care Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Audit Requirements

Bidding - NEW

Construction - NEW

Cybersecurity & Cyberliability - UPDATED

Drones

Elections

Energy Conservation Measures

Ethics

Financial Procedures

First Amendment - UPDATED

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - UPDATED

Harassment - UPDATED

Identity Protection Act

Intergovernmental Cooperation

Labor & Employment - UPDATED

Lawn Care Products Application and Notice

Liability and Risk Management

Model Code of Ordinances

Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act

Open Meetings Act

Prevailing Wage Act

Property - UPDATED

Public Funds Statement Publication Act

Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act

Purchasing

Technology and Social Media

Volunteers

Waivers and Releases


Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: The Current State of Law (2015)
Obamacare; Impacting Park Districts (2014)


Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Enforcing the ADA: Trends, Trials and Tips (2014)


Audit Requirements

Audit Requirements

Carefully Review Annual Audit and Financial Reporting Laws to Ensure Compliance (2017)


Bidding - NEW

Bidding

Competitive Bidding and Contract Administration (2018)


Construction - NEW

Construction

Construction Project Implementation (2018)


Cybersecurity & Cyberliability - UPDATED

Cybersecurity

Cyberliability for Park Districts: How to Build your Defenses to a Cyber Attack (2018)
Cybersecurity - Protecting Your Agency and Patrons (2016)


Drones

Drones

Drone Use and Regulations by Park Districts (2017)


Elections

Elections

Referendums: Dealing with Public Questions (2017)
Restrictions on Election Activities of Public Officials and Employees


Energy Conservation Measures

Energy Conservation Measures

Stormwater Management Issues (2016)
Doing More with Less: Turning Operational Dollars into Capital Funds


Ethics

Ethics

Ethical Requirements for Public Officials (2016)


Financial Procedures

Financial Procedures

Bonds for Board Members (2017)
Budgets, Levies and Bonds - Essential Information for Successful Financial Operation (2017)
Continuing Disclosure Undertakings - Is Your Agency Up-To-Date? (2016)
Your Financial Cycle - from B & A to Levy to Tax Objections (2016)
Help! I Need to do A Tax Levy (2015)
Tax Assessments Appeals, Tax Objectives & Tax Exemptions (2015)


First Amendment - UPDATED

First Amendment

Protest and Marches in Parks: First Amendment Issues in the Use of Public Parks & Property (2015)
"Time, Place & Matter" - Regulating Non-Traditional Speech (2015)


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - UPDATED

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

OMA-FOIA: Get Ready for 2018 (2018)
OMA-FOA: What You Need to Know in 2017 (2017)
Updates on the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts (2017)
Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act Recent Opinions and Court Decisions (2016)
FOIA v. Confidentiality - What the PAC Won't Tell You (2016)
Review of Sunshine Laws (2016)

FOIA - Refresher and Recent Developments (2015)
IAPD Opposes the Release of Personal Information About Children
FOIA 2010: A Busy Year in Review
Ten Things We've Learned from the Attorney General's Decisions in the First Ten Months


Harassment - NEW

Harassment

Webinar on New Policy Requirement 
PowerPoint on New Policy Requirement


Identity Protection Act

Model Identity-Protection Policy
Is Your Agency Using Social Security Numbers Legally?


Intergovernmental Cooperation

Intergovernmental Cooperation

Creating Intergovernmental Agreements That are a Win-Win for All (2017)
Intergovernmental Cooperation - Better Together (2016)
Intergovernmental Conflict and Cooperation (2014)
Intergovernmental Agreements: Getting the Best Deal for Your Side (2014)
Opportunities abound for Intergovernmental Cooperation


Labor & Employment - UPDATED

Labor & Employment

The Top Ten Craziest Employment Decisions of the Year (2018) 
How to Minimize Risks Associated with Internal Investigations (2018)
Hiring and Firing Without Litigation (2018)
Debunking the Myths of Employee Leaves of Absence (2018)
Helping You Through the Weeds: Medical Cannabis and Public Employers (2017)
New FLSA Regulations: How Does this Affect Your Agency? (2017)
Transgender: Dealing with the Complex Issues Impacting Park Districts (2017)
Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Litigation for 2017 (2017)
Dealing with Mandatory Criminal Background Checks of EEOC Guidelines (2016)

Director Contracts - Hiring and Exiting Contracts (2016)
Employee Medical Issues and Leaves: What to do? (2016)
Employment Law Update (2016)
Navigating the Maze of Employee Leaves of Absence (2016)
Termination of Public Employees: A Legal Primer (2016)

The Rapidly Evolving Law of Employee Protected Activities (2016)
What Commissioners Need to Know About Employment Litigation (2016)
Dealing with e-Cigarettes, Guns and Social Media Issues (2015)
Employment Law Update: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You (2015)
Hot Topics in Employment Litigation - Ways to Reduce Your Exposure (2015)
Maneuvering Through the Disability Triangle: Workers Comp, ADA & FMLA (2015)
From Breastfeeding to Smoking Weed: Your Newest Obligation to Employees (2014)
Guns, Drugs and E-Cigarettes: How They Are Impacting Park Safety and Your Work Environment (2014)
Hiring and Firing: Reducing Litigation Expenses (2014)
Personnel Policy Manuals: Tips and Tricks to Make Less Litigation and Better Accountability in Your Manual (2014)
Employee v. Independent Contractor: A Critical Distinction


Lawn Care Products Application and Notice

Lawn Care Products Application and Notice

Legal Requirements and Voluntary Programs


Liability and Risk Management

Liability and Risk Management

Parades and Festivals in Parks - Liability Issues, Recent Decisions (2016)
Staying Out of Litigation: When to Require Liability Waivers (2016)
Tort Immunity - Tips for Reducing Liability Exposure (2016)
Tort Immunity Act: Decisions and Developments (2015)
How to Avoid Litigation Issues: Learn to Not Step in Bear Traps (2014)
Protecting Your Agency Against Cyber Crimes (2014)


Model Code of Ordinances

Model Code of Ordinances

Sample Ordinances


Movable Soccer Goals Safety Act

Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act

Model Soccer Goal Safety and Education Policy


Open Meetings Act - UPDATED

Open Meetings Act

OMA-FOIA: Get Ready for 2018 (2018)
Public Meeting Best Practices: From Crowd Control to Errant Commissioners (2017)
OMA-FOIA: What You Need to Know in 2017 (2017)
Updates on the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts (2017)
OMA-FOIA Refresher and Recent Developments (2016)

Aiding in the Conduct of the People's Business: Your Board Meeting and the Open Meetings Act (2015)
Model Remote Attendance Policy
A Practical Guide to the Open Meetings Act
Open Meetings Act Tips for Effective Leadership and Board Development
Free Electronic Training for Public Officials


Prevailing Wage Act

Prevailing Wage Act


Do You Comply with the Prevailing Wage Act? (2017)
An Overview of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Requirements


Property - UPDATED

Property

Use of Video Surveillance in Parks and Facilities (2018)
Environmental Risks in real Estate Transactions (2016)
Land and Facility Acquisition: "From Start to Finish" (2016)
Guide to Buying and Selling Park District Property


Public Funds Statement Publication Act

Public Funds Statement Publication Act

Carefully Review Annual Audit and Financial Reporting Laws to Ensure Compliance (2017)
Sample Notice of Availability of Audit Report
Summary of Requirements


Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act

Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act

Carefully Review Annual Audit and Financial Reporting Laws to Ensure Compliance (2017)
Summary of Requirements


Purchasing

Purchasing

Competitive Bidding and Contract Administration (2015)


Technology and Social Media

Technology and Social Media

iGovern - Technology Use in the Public Sector (2016)
Park District Use of Social Media Navigating the Legal Landscape (2016)
Park District Use of Social Media: Navigating the Legal Landscape (2014)
Your Employees Are on Social Media: What Can You do About It? (2014)


Volunteers 

Volunteers

Guidance on New Law Requiring Sex Offender Acknowledgement (2017)
Volunteers: Opportunity or Trouble? (2016)


Waivers and Releases

Waivers and Releases

Staying Out of Litigation: When to Require Liability Waivers (2015)