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REVISED Application Process at BAR Field Offices
Nine Tips for Reducing Workplace Stress

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REVISED Application Process at BAR Field Offices   

Same day application processing has been discontinued. Effective Monday, October 17, 2011, CAP will provide expedited application processing services at all BAR field offices as follows:
  • Consumers my drop off applications at all BAR field offices 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday, excluding State holidays.
  • All consumers applying at field offices will receive mailed determination letters.
  • CAP will mail determination letters directly to consumers the next business day following the receipt of an application.  
For additional information, please contact CAP at 916/255-0719 or 866/272-9642.


Nine Tips for Reducing Workplace Stress  

Work-related stress claims cost U.S. companies $200 to $300 billion a year, according to the American Institute of Stress. Stress can directly affect health care costs, worker productivity and can even result in workers' comp claims. In fact, workers' comp claims resulting from job-related stress last about four times longer, at an average 23 days, than the average days lost from all non-fatal occupational illnesses and injuries combined, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are nine ways to reduce stress among staff: 
  • Improve communications
  • Give staff more sense of control
  • Create an open forum
  • Keep employees in the know
  • Reduce any excessive workloads 
  • Clearly define job descriptions
  • Create realistic work schedules
  • Play to your employees' skills
  • Make sure to allow employees to let loose by organizing company parties and events.


TEAMtalk Rules & Etiquette




TEAMtalk was set up as an open forum for members to use to discuss issues of relevance to the membership or the automotive industry at large. Questions and posts should be limited to those things that are of interest to the membership at large. This is a member-to-member discussion list. TEAMtalk is NOT intended for use as a communications vehicle to reach the ASCCA Staff, ASCCA Committees, ASC Insurance Services or the ASCCA Board of Directors. Any items related to staff, committee, insurance or board need to be addressed to the appropriate parties directly using the contact page. This mechanism has been set up so that you don't have to be on a board or committee email distribution list to have your message forwarded. Simply choose the party(s) you wish to contact and the message will be routed appropriately. Please do not post technical (mechanical repair, etc) questions to this forum. Use the iATN forum for that.


This list is only open to current, paid-up Regular, Associate and Educator members of ASCCA. Participation in this list is a privilege and is NOT a right of membership.


There is a moderator who takes care of technical issues. There is also a board of advisors made up of members, who assist the moderator and who decide if members are subject to disciplinary action, (removal from the list), if found to be in violation of the rules.



The following industry standard guidelines were set up to help TEAMtalk operate in an orderly fashion. Violations are subject to disciplinary action and which may include removal from the list.


1.      Refrain from "flaming" or using profanity. "Flaming" is sending back angry, biting responses, "getting personal" and calling people names or otherwise belittling them. The use of sarcasm, profanity, "challenges" or other unpleasantness is not appreciated by list members. Remember, posts are seen by EVERYONE, not just the person you are responding to.)


2.      What goes on TEAMtalk stays on TEAMtalk. (TT is meant to be an in-house discussion group for ASCCA members. Although there is an expectation of "privacy" NOTHING sent via email is truly private. Please do not forward messages! REMEMBER - your behavior reflects on the association as a whole and your messages get around to outside entities whether you want them to or not.  Maintain your professionalism at all times!)


3.      Stick to relevant topics authorized for TEAMtalk. (Topics appropriate to TT are matters of interest to the membership at large meaning industry information, announcements, questions about your shop, chapter activities, legislative issues, etc. Emails directed to staff, directors or committees should be sent via our contact page. From time to time, matters related to individual ASCCA members (i.e., notification of illness or death), are permitted.)


4.      Do not post FWDs, Jokes, Spam, Virus warnings, etc. to TEAMtalk.


5.      Send relevant responses to TEAMtalk. (Don't send "support" posts (such as "kudos" "amen!" or "right on!") to the entire group. Please don't send "TEST" messages if you are wondering if you're still on TT or to see if TT is working. Please address those questions to the list moderator at


6.      Keep TEAMtalk posts short and concise.


7.      Do not post copyrighted material to TEAMtalk.


8.      Use appropriate subject lines. (PLEASE use "TT:" at the beginning of your subject line.)


9.      Sign your posts. (Many of you have obscure e-mail addresses that give no clue as to who you are so please sign your first and last name at the bottom of each post.)


10.  Please, no commercials or sales pitches on TEAMtalk.



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