Civil Service Workshop

January 31, 2019

—Tentative Agenda—
Sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice. Please check the app for current updates.
TIME SESSION DETAILS
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Registration Check in at registration desk when you arrive.
8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome and TMHRA Update Welcome to the Civil Service Workshop.
Speaker: TMHRA President, Jill McAdams, SPHR, CSP-SHRM, Human Resources Director, City of Irving
8:45–9:15 a.m. Stump the Attorney
Continental Breakfast
Breakfast provided for all attendees. Submit any legal questions you want answered throuh the app.
Speaker: Bettye Lynn, of Counsel, Lloyd Gosselink Attorney at Law, and Owner,  Lynn Law, PLLC
9:15–10:30 a.m. Keynote Address – Reframing Workplace Behavior in 2019  

Speaker: Sheila Gladstone, Principal, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

10:30-11:00 a.m. Networking/Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Worksessions These worksessions are a deeper dive into civil service topics
Worksession I Law Enforcement Disciplinary Practices – A Barrier to Officer Accountability and Gateway to Civil Liability Needing Reform

 

This session will discuss the risk of civil rights liability for supervisors and the risk of custom practices and policies civil rights liability for the City for those that return these officers to work are asking for circumstances where an allegation of a civil rights violation by the public becomes viable.

Speaker,  George Hyde, Attorney, Russell Rodriguez Hyde & Bullock, LLP

Worksession II How the Workers Compensation Presumption Law Can Impact Your Organization  

 

Speaker: Brandi Prejean, Attorney at Law, Thornton, Biechlin, Reynolds & Guerra
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your Own

 

Trolley service is available to take participants to near by restaurants
1:30-2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

 

Track I Civil Service 101- Assessment Centers and How They Work

 

Promotional processes involving assessment centers are often misunderstood because of a lack of understanding and commonality.  This seminar will provide an understanding on just how they work and most importantly, how to avoid common errors either in administering an assessment center or reviewing potential vendors.  Assessment center philosophies, different types of exercises, selecting dimensions, selecting assessors, and even scoring methods will be discussed.  A great question and answer portion will follow the presentation.

Speaker: Bruce Ure, President, Ure Consulting Group

Track II Overlaying Chapter 143.081, FMLA, Workers Compensation, HIPAA, ADAAA’s Interactive Process Speaker: Julie Ross,  Partner, Ross|Gannaway, PLLC
2:30-3:00 9.m. Networking/Refreshment Break

 

3:00-4:00 p.m. General Session

A & G File Adminisration/Handling Subpoenas for Personnel Files

Speakers: Julia Gannaway, Partner, Ross|Gannaway, PLLC;  Dori Lee, SHRM-SCP, IMPA-CP, Director of Human Resources, City of Lancaster,  andLinda Spacek, Director of Human Resources, City of San Marcos
4:00 5:30 p.m. Civil Service Reception Networking and Refreshments

 

February 01, 2019

—Tentative Agenda—
Sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice. Please check the app for current updates.
TIME SESSION DETAILS
8:00 –9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Breakfast provided for all attendees
8:30 –9:45 a.m. Legal Update Bettye will present her annual survey of Chapter 143 Civil Service developments. She will focus on recent court and hearing examiner decisions that have resulted in new and interesting developments of interest to all civil service practitioners. Bettye will also be providing suggestions to all involved in the civil service disciplinary process on how to avoid the pitfalls of the “gotcha cards” that representatives of disciplined employees have begun unleashing on unwary management officials.
Speaker: Bettye Lynn, of Counsel, Lloyd Gosselink Attorney at Law, and Owner,  Lynn Law, PLLC
9:45 –10:15 a.m. Networking/Refreshment Break
10:15–11:45 a.m. Legal Update – continued Bettye will present her annual survey of Chapter 143 Civil Service developments. She will focus on recent court and hearing examiner decisions that have resulted in new and interesting developments of interest to all civil service practitioners. Bettye will also be providing suggestions to all involved in the civil service disciplinary process on how to avoid the pitfalls of the “gotcha cards” that representatives of disciplined employees have begun unleashing on unwary management officials.
Speaker: Bettye Lynn, of Counsel, Lloyd Gosselink Attorney at Law, and Owner,  Lynn Law, PLLC
11:45 a.m. Adjourn

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