Value Added Benefits

Value Added Benefits are special programs or discounts offered by our Business Affiliates – tailored just for CSDA members! Learn more:

Commercial Card

Member Benefit
Access to the CSDA Commercial Card that may improve expense control, cash flow, and rebate potential.

Benefit Summary
CSDA’s goal is to help your district find ways to manage and report spending while providing your employees with convenient tools to make necessary purchases. The CSDA Commercial Card can be used for vendor payments, travel expenses, online purchases, utility bills, and much more.

In addition to potential cash rebates, other benefits may include: improved cash flow through increased float, lowered costs by reducing check writing, better expense management through enhanced monitoring capabilities.

For more information on the CSDA Commercial Card contact Vanessa Ryan at 916-724-1214 or vanessaryan@umpquabank.com.

Consultant Connection

The CSDA Consultant Connection was developed to give our members access to a pool of experts who provide exclusive discounts and special benefits for a variety of services. Some include:

  • Leadership/Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Planning/Facilitation
  • Succession Planning
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Public Outreach/Communications
  • Change Management

CSDA’s Consultant Connection is your source for these services and more.

Digital Mapping Solutions

Provider/Contacts
California CAD Solutions
(800) 617-4447
www.calcad.com

Member Benefit
Free Month of Service

Benefit Summary

“Data as a Service” is a cost-effective solution for Special Districts that need a GIS but don’t have or can’t afford to hire dedicated GIS staff.  “Data as a Service” is a monthly subscription allowing special districts to leverage important data to meet the needs of the district without the expense of special software and employees.  CSDA members receive one month FREE with their initial 12-month term.

Discounted Travel

Provider/Contacts
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
www.enterpriseholdings.com

Member Benefit
Government Rates on Vehicle Rentals

Benefit Summary
The State of California has awarded Enterprise Holdings, Inc. a contract for commercial car rentals and this benefit is being passed on to CSDA members.  

Financing

Provider/Contacts
CSDA Finance Corporation
(877) 924-2732
www.csdafinance.net

Member Benefit
Access to Cost Effective, Tax-Exempt Financing

Benefit Summary
CSDA Finance Corporation is a non-profit public benefit corporation established to help special districts and other public agencies through the use of innovative and efficient financing programs. Our mission is to provide members with efficient, effective, and prompt satisfaction of their financial needs through competitively priced financings of major capital improvements, equipment purchases, and other projects. Whether your financing needs are $50 thousand or $50 million, the CSDA Finance Corporation can help!

GASB Reporting Compliance

Provider/Contacts
Actuarial Retirement Consulting
Molly McGee, ASA, EA, MAAA
email: mmcgee@AwenARC.com
(503) 523-8944
www.awenARC.com

Member Benefit
Actuarial Services for Retirement Benefits

Benefit Summary
ARC provides consulting and GASB compliant reports for retirement benefit plans including pensions, stipends, and other post employment benefits. These benefits fall under GASB statements 68, 73, and 75 and, in most cases, require biennial valuation reports and annual disclosure reports. ARC can help to identify which statements are required as well as the timing and deadlines to follow, based on the benefits available to employees in retirement. GASB statements are complex, and each employer sponsored plan is different, which is why ARC provides consulting at no additional fee. ARC is conscientious to serving government agencies and has partnered with CSDA to provide members with competitive, discounted, flat fees.

Grant Services

Provider/Contacts
The Ferguson Group
Heidi Schott
202.261.3690
hschott@tfgnet.com
www.thefergusongroup.com

Member Benefit
15 percent discount on strategic project development and scoping, grant writing and review services, and coordination of political and community support for projects

Benefit Summary

The Ferguson Group (TFG) provides grant services to CSDA members through its partnership with the National Special Districts Coalition. TFG has decades of experience working with local governments, public agencies, and special districts to find funding for priority projects. TFG provides CSDA with advance grant announcements and notices, weekly review of grants impacting local communities, as well as a database of successful grant applications and general funding guides. TFG offers a 15 percent discount to CSDA members on strategic project development and scoping, grant writing and review services, and coordination of political and community support for projects.

Human Resources

Provider/Contacts
CPS HR Consulting
Kelly Gonzales
Email: kgonzales@cpshr.us
Phone: (916) 471-3334
www.cpshr.us/HR-Membership

Member Benefit
On-demand Human Resources through an annual HR membership

Benefit Summary

CPS HR Consulting offers CSDA members an exclusive Human Resources Membership package. You get the benefit of a skilled Human Resources professional at a fraction of the cost of an in-house employee or law firm. The package includes:

  • A dedicated Senior Level HR Consultant
  • One free intake hour when membership is activated
  • Fourteen hours of HR consulting
  • Discounted rates for additional services
  • Access to HR Basics Kit including checklists to ensure compliance and best practices for HR functions
  • Ability to purchase additional HR consulting hours – members will receive one free half hour for every additional block of five hours purchased

Investing

Provider/Contacts
CalTRUST
(888) 440-4890
www.caltrust.org

Member Benefit
Stable Option for Investment of District Funds

Benefit Summary
The Investment Trust of California (CalTRUST) is a program established by public agencies in California for the purpose of pooling and investing local agency funds – operating reserves as well as bond proceeds. CalTRUST offers the option of several accounts to provide participating agencies with a convenient method of pooling funds – including a money market fund.

Job Search

Provider/Contacts
careers.csda.net

Member Benefit
50% Discount

Benefit Summary
This interactive Career Center offers an expanded job board for special districts and other local governments throughout California. Not only does the Career Center offer the capability to post jobs, but also the capability to post and download resumes, and offers discounts for multiple postings.

Merchant Services

Provider/Contacts
AllPaid
www.AllPaid.com

Member Benefit
Two Member Options - Below Market Rates

Benefit Summary
AllPaid (formerly GovPayNet) is honored to be selected as CSDA’s Endorsed Affiliate for Payment Services/Merchant Services. AllPaid’s payment platform provides CSDA and its members a secure industry leading payment solution with exceptional customer service and support. These services are available at below market, pre-negotiated rates, exclusively for CSDA members. For more information, call or email: CSDAMembers@AllPaid.com.

Pension Advisory Services 

Provider/Contacts
Urban Futures Inc.
Julio Morales
(626) 298-9583 cell / (714) 923-3562 office
email:  juliom@urbanfuturesinc.com
www.urbanfuturesinc.com

Member Benefit
CSDA has negotiated special rates for pension modeling, developing pension funding policies, and pension advisory services.  

Benefit Summary
UFI is a leader in addressing pension/OPEB issues.  We take a comprehensive approach toward addressing your liabilities.  We develop a customized pension model for each client, analyze multiple funding strategies, and evaluate risks by conducting scenarios analysis and Monte Carlo simulation.   Education is an integral part of our approach:  we conduct workshops to ensure that your Board and Stakeholders understand the issues.  Finally, we help draft pension funding policies and adopt a long-term pension management plan.

Risk Management

Provider/Contacts
SDRMA – Special District Risk Management Authority
(800) 537-7790
www.sdrma.org

Member Benefit
Access to Affordable Property, Liability & Workers’ Compensation Coverages and Health Benefits

Benefit Summary
SDRMA’s primary objective is to serve as a single resource to meet all of the risk management needs of members. Quality coverage protection and risk management services, responsive claims management, as well as tailored safety and loss prevention programs provide members with an unequaled risk management program. To ensure maximum protection of public agencies’ resources, our current programs include Property and Liability coverage, Workers’ Compensation, Health Benefits, and MemberPlus Services™.

Utility Cost Control

Provider/Contacts
Utility Cost Management LLC
559.261.9230
www.utilitycostmanagement.com

Member Benefit
Reduce electricity costs with no out-of-pocket fees and no staff time required from your District.

Benefit Summary
Utility Cost Management LLC (UCM) reduces Districts’ electricity costs through the analysis of data, rates, and the regulations that govern electricity companies in California. Through its Utility Bill Analysis Service, UCM expertly applies utility regulations to reduce charges moving forward, and recover refunds for past billing errors. UCM handles all communications with utility companies, so there is minimal time required from participating Districts. UCM is only paid if and after your district receives savings and/or refunds as a result of their work, so there are never any out-of-pocket costs associated with UCM’s service.

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