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Treasurer Mandel Expands Online CPIM Offerings, Continues Leveraging Technology in Treasurer’s Office

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has continued his mission of leveraging technology in the Treasurer’s office by expanding the Center for Public Investment Management to include seven online courses for 2013.  The seven courses offered to Ohio’s public funds managers are the most ever offered online by the Ohio Treasurer’s office.  

“At the Ohio Treasury we continue to seek ways to leverage technology and run government more like a business,” said Treasurer Mandel.  “By expanding our online offerings of CPIM courses we seek to save taxpayer dollars while providing valuable resources to help Ohio’s public funds managers navigate complex financial markets.  CPIM offers important tools to help local investment managers stay up-to-date and safely steer the public funds they are entrusted to oversee.”

Public funds managers with more than two years of experience may obtain CPIM credit by completing any of the seven online course offerings at at any time during the year. These online courses offer 1.00 or 1.25 credit hours each, and can be applied toward meeting CPIM continuing education credits required annually for Ohio's public funds managers.

CPIM Courses currently available online are as follows:

In addition to online courses, the State Treasurer's office will offer six CPIM conferences in 2013 throughout the state. Each conference is designed to allow public funds managers to obtain continuing education credits, required annually by Ohio law.  The 2013 CPIM Conference Schedule is listed below:

CPIM Background

Ohio law requires various public financial officials to receive continuing training in the areas of finance, investments, cash management, debt issuance, debt management and ethics. This law was passed in the wake of a 1994 financial scandal involving investment losses by local governments. To prevent a repeat of those problems, new training requirements were established by the Ohio Treasury's Center for Public Investment Management.

For more information on CPIM, or to login and take online courses, please visit: 

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