Virtual 75th Annual Texas Association of County Auditors Fall Conference

October 20 - 22, 2020

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Thank you for your interest in the Virtual 75th Annual Texas Association of County Auditors (TACA) Fall Conference. Registration is scheduled to open Monday, Aug. 24. For more information contact Luz Hinojosa or Sam Burke​ at (800) 456-5974.

The 75th Annual Fall Conference of the Texas Association of County Auditors scheduled in El Paso has been transformed into a virtual conference to ensure the safety of attendees.
This virtual conference is a convenient way to earn continuing education credits via virtual education sessions from the safety of your location. Connected in a virtual platform, as attendees you can expect to learn about the issues that are important to you and your counties.

Registration is scheduled to open Monday, Aug. 24.

Hotel Reservations

All hotel reservations (made directly with this host hotel) have been canceled. Please note if you made the reservation through a third party (such as Expedia, Travelocity, etc.) you are responsible for cancelling that reservation.

  • Wyndham El Paso Airport
If you are not booked at this hotel, you are responsible for canceling your reservation. We encourage you to call he hotel to double check your cancellation has been arranged.

Registration Fees and Virtual Conference

All conference registrations for the face-to face conference have been canceled, and full refunds will be sent out in the coming weeks. Please register for the virtual conference as we are not transferring the in-person registration to the virtual event.

Full conference registration includes access to all virtual education sessions.

Conference Registration Fees Registration by Oct. 16
County auditor (full conference) $150
County auditor assistants /staff $150
Retired county auditor $150

Continuing Education

The conference offers continuing education credits for county auditors. Please check back for updates on the exact hours offered.

 

Hotel Reservations for In-person Conference

All hotel reservations (made directly with this host hotel) have been canceled. Please note if you made the reservation through a third party (such as Expedia, Travelocity, etc.) you are responsible for cancelling that reservation.

  • Wyndham El Paso Airport

If you are not booked at this hotel, you are responsible for canceling your reservation. We encourage you to call he hotel to double check your cancellation has been arranged.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
8-8:10 a.m.

Opening Welcome Remarks

Karon Kantor, Randall County Auditor, Texas Association of County Auditors (TACA) President

8:10-9 a.m.

COVID-19/Disaster Finance

9-9:50 a.m.

Post SB 346 - Cut to the Chase

David Slayton, Administrative Director, Office of Court Administration

9:50-10:05 a.m.

Break

10:05-10:55 a.m.

Auditing for Dummies (One Step at a Time)

Randall Rice, CPA, Galveston County Auditor

10:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Economic Update

Dr. William Chittenden, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, Texas State University

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15-2:05 p.m.

Open Government-Open Records

Holly Lytle, Division-Unit Chief, El Paso County

2:05-2:55 p.m.

Legislative Panel

Kris Klein, Guadalupe County Auditor
Chuck Rice, Consultant, The Chuck Rice Group
Paul Sugg, Legislative Manager, Texas Association of Counties

Wednesday, Oct. 21
8-8:15 a.m.

Welcome

Hon. Linda Chew, Administrative District Judge, 327th District Court, El Paso County
Hon. Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Judge

8:15-9:55 a.m.

How to Conduct an HR Audit

Lori Floyd, Human Resources Consultant, Texas Association of Counties

9:55-10:10 a.m.

Break

10:10-11:50 a.m.

GASB Update

Alan Bowers, CPA, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

11:50 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch

1-1:30 p.m.

Business Meeting

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Falsification of Government Documents

Edmundo Calderon, City of El Paso Auditor

2:45-3 p.m.

Break

3-4:15 p.m.

Cybersecurity Case Study – The Phishing Attack

Edmundo Calderon, City of El Paso Auditor

Thursday, Oct. 22
8:35-9 a.m.

Acknowledgements and Awards

Karon Kantor, Randall County Auditor, TACA President

9-10:20 a.m.

Basics of Purchasing

Debra Carrejo-Ytull, El Paso Purchasing Agent

10:20-10:35 a.m.

District Judge’s Perspective of the County Auditor Role

Hon. Linda Chew, Administrative District Judge, 327th District Court, El Paso County
Hon. Maria Salas-Mendoza, State District Judge, 120th District Court

11:25 a.m.-12:15 a.m.

The Purchasing Toolbox

Debra Carrejo-Ytull, El Paso Purchasing Agent

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15-2:05 p.m.

Professionalism, Diversity and Valuing the Differences in the Workplace

J. Mark Warren, Training Consultant, Texas Association of Counties

2:05-2:55 p.m.

TCDRS: Impact on Counties

Amy Campbell, Manager of Employer Services, Texas County and District Retirement System

2:55-3:10 p.m.

Break

3:10-4:50 p.m.

Electronic Records Retention

Joslyn Ceasar, Government Information Analyst, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Brady Cox, Government Information Analyst, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

4:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Karon Kantor, Randall County Auditor, TACA President

Upon approval, the number of continuing education hours will be posted. Please check back often for updates.

Continuing Education Type Hours
County Auditors 21

Virtual Conference Cancellation

Conference fees are fully transferable to other participants, upon request. All conference registration refund requests must be received in writing before Oct. 1 to receive a full refund. Please send an email to Sam Burke at samb@county.org or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

Hotel Cancellation

All hotel reservations (made directly with this host hotel) have been canceled. Please note if you made the reservation through a third party (such as Expedia, Travelocity, etc.) you are responsible for cancelling that reservation.

  • Wyndham El Paso Airport

If you are not booked at this hotel, you are responsible for canceling your reservation. We encourage you to call he hotel to double check your cancellation has been arranged.

The virtual conference will not have a virtual exhibit hall. If you registered as a sponsor or vendor for the in-person conference in El Paso, please contact Wood County Auditor Terri Sellars at (903) 763-2921.

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