TAC RMP Regional Workshops: Human Resources

September 29 - October 14, 2020

Virtual Event

Registration for this date is closed.

The well-being and safety of TAC's members is our first priority. In responding to calls for slowing the spread of COVID-19, we have transformed the TAC RMP Regional Workshops: Human Resources, scheduled for Aug. 13 – Oct. 14 into a virtual event.

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.

You do not need a web camera for this workshop.


Dates (TAC RMP will offer two dates for all-day online training) Registration
September 29 Registration for this date is closed.
October 14 Registration for this date is closed.
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:15-10:15 a.m. Exempt, Overtime, and Other Hot Topic FLSA Issues
Speaker: Michele Arseneau, PHR, SHRM-CP, Senior Human Resources Consultant, TAC
The Department of Labor has been busy with updating the Fair Labor Standards Act.  We will discuss all the recent changes and how they will impact your county.  In addition, the Department of Labor and IRS have stances on how to treat independent contractors, we will dispel some myths about how to treat certain employees and 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, Human Resources Consultants Supervisor, TAC
It’s the roaring 20's 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 I9s, CDL Clearinghouse, 2020 W4, and new FMLA 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 Break
12:30-1:30 p.m. New Employee Orientation Handbook — Getting Employees Off to a Good Start
Speaker: Lorie Floyd, PHR, Human Resources Consultant, TAC
New employees can present a challenge in county government with so many hiring departments. What's HR to do? In this session will discuss some best practices and tips to get new employees off to a good start when they come to work for your county. 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, Claims Manager, TAC
Helena Barmore, Claims Supervisor, TAC

Monday morning you arrive at the office and 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, 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 after this session.
3 p.m. Final Questions & Adjourn

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 4.25
Commissioners 4.25
County and District Clerks 4.25
Human Resources 4.25
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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