TAC RMP Regional Workshops: Human Resources

August 13 - October 14, 2020

Various Locations

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TAC's Risk Management Pool's Regional Workshops are scheduled around the state and are designed to be a small, intense and single-topic specific driven. These one-day sessions will cover the latest in risk control, human resources and law enforcement risk management solutions.

Who Should Attend?

Elected and appointed officials, human resource directors and managers, and department managers or supervisors.

Registration Fees

This workshop is provided free to county officials and staff.


Location Dates Registration
Jim Wells County
Jim Wells County Fairgrounds
3001 S. Johnson St.
Alice, TX 78332 
August 13, 2020 Registration is Temporarily Unavailable. Please check back later.
Rockwall County
Rockwall Library
1215 E Yellow Jacket Ln
Rockwall, TX 75087
September 3, 2020 Registration is Temporarily Unavailable. Please check back later.
Brazos County
Brazos Center
3232 Briarcrest D
Bryan, TX 77802
September 29, 2020 Registration is Temporarily Unavailable. Please check back later.
Lubbock County
HR Meeting Room
916 Main St. 10th Floor
Lubbock, TX 79401
October 14, 2020 Registration is Temporarily Unavailable. Please check back later.

This workshop will be limited to 30 registrants.

These one-day meetings are scheduled at locations near your county to allow travel to and from the meeting on the same day. No special arrangements are made for overnight accommodations.

If you do require an overnight stay, we suggest you call a hotel directly and ask for the state government rate. The rate is subject to hotel availability.

8-9 a.m. Registration & Contintental Breakfast
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:15-10:15 a.m. Exempt, Overtime and Other Hot Topic FLSA Issues
Michele Arseneau, PHR, SHRM-CP
The Department of Labor has been busy with updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We will discuss all the recent changes and how they will impact your county. In addition, the Department of Labor and the IRS have stances on how to treat independent contractors. We will dispel some myths about how to treat certain employees and how not to fall into the costly trap of misclassification.
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. HR Hot Topics
Speaker: Diana Cecil, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
It's the roaring '20s and time to swing ahead into the new decade. Forms are changing, processes are changing and new reporting responsibilities are being added to your already heavy workload. This session will discuss several hot topic compliance and process issues that impact all counties. Topics covered will be I-9s, the Commercial Driver's License Clearinghouse, 2020 W-4s, and new Family and Medical Leave Act opinions. Practical tips will be provided to help counties understand how to remain compliant with these Federal Employment Law issues.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. New Employee Orientation Handbook — Getting Employees Off to a Good Start
Speaker: Michele Arseneau, PHR, SHRM-CP
New employees can present a challenge in county government with so many hiring departments. What’s HR to do? In this session we will discuss some best practices and tips to get new employees off to a good start when they come to work for your county, including: what should be included in new employee orientation, how to get elected officials to participate and add to new employee orientation. A thoughtful new employee orientation program, coupled with an employee handbook (or website) that communicates workplace policies, can reduce turnover and those reductions save your county money. Don’t leave employee retention to chance. Turnover is expensive. Engage them from the moment they are hired. 
1:30-1:45 p.m. Break
1:45-3 p.m. A Day in the Life of a Worker's Compensation Claim
Speakers: Stacy Corluccio or Helana Barmore 
It's Monday morning, and you arrive at the office. You get word of a bad motor vehicle accident and your employee is in the hospital. What's next? Unfortunately, this is a common scenario. Counties have multiple legal compliance deadlines associated with workers' compensation claim reporting. A solid system of internal and external reporting procedures is a must to ensure compliance, avoid administrative violations and save county budget dollars! Come learn about claim and wage and return to work reporting, including how to offer modified duty to mitigate unnecessary indemnity overpayments. The various types of benefits available to an injured worker as well as some general workers’ compensation law will also be discussed. Resources and quick reference documents will be available to take with you from this session.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas is the education co-sponsor of the 2020 TAC RMP Regional Workshops.

Please check back for approval updates.

Continuing Education Type Hours
CPA/Auditors 4
Commissioners 4.25
County and District Clerks 4.25
Human Resources 4
Tax Assessor-Collectors 4.25
Treasurers 4.25
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan West in the TAC Education Department.
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