TAC RMP Regional Workshops - Human Resources

August 9 - September 1, 2022

​Various Locations

For more information contact Rachel Kucera or Megan West at (800) 456-5974.

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

Who Should Attend?

Elected and appointed officials, decision-makers for the Pool, human resource directors and managers, workers’ compensation managers, and department managers or supervisors.

Registration Fees

This workshop is provided free to county officials and staff.

Date Location
August 9 Colorado County Services Facility
305 Radio Drive
Columbus, TX 78934
August 11 Longview Public Library, Moeschle Room
225 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601
August 30 Day, Boyd, LaFont Justice Center
225 Broadway
Plainview, TX 79072
September 1 Hill Country Youth Event Center
3785 TX-27
Kerrville, TX 78028
8-9 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15-10:15 a.m.

Drafting the Best Player for your Team:
Speaker: Cheraun Blankenship, PHR, Human Resources Consultant

Bringing a new employee on board can be daunting. Being faced with job postings, job descriptions, interviewing, and hiring can feel like you’re running an obstacle course and you haven’t exercised in months! During this session we will help you navigate each step along the way, so your plan of action gets you to the finish line intact.

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-12 p.m.

Overcoming the Obstacle of Medical Leave; How can it be so Complicated?
Speakers: Lorie Floyd, PHR, Human Resources Consultant
Stacy Corluccio, TAC Claims Manager

Medical leave truly can be an obstacle, with so much to navigate. A situation where an employee is unable to work due to medical reasons may encompass several laws such as the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, and Workers’ Compensation. During this session we will discuss how each law interacts and affects employees. We will also discuss the different processes required to ensure the employee receives the correct benefit(s), while protecting the interests of the county to avoid liability claims.

12 p.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m.

Coaching Difficult Players
Speaker: Rita Fyffe, Human Resources Consultant

Are employees leaving your county and citing office drama? Are supervisors throwing their hands up in surrender? Is there one individual who is consistently involved in poor behavior or emotional outbursts? Help is here. During this session, you will learn how to recognize the characteristics of difficult people, how to help them become more productive employees, and how to prevent one person from upending the entire workplace harmony.

2-2:15 p.m. Break
2:15-3:15 p.m.

Parting Ways – Reducing Risks at Termination
Speaker: Michele Arseneau, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Consultants Supervisor

Terminations are an area where counties are vulnerable to potential lawsuits, claims of unfair treatment, and unemployment claims costs. Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce exposure to these risks and having a plan in place could save you a lot of time and money if things go awry. During this session, we will discuss best practices when terminating an employee and how to reduce the county’s liability.

3:15-3:30 p.m. Final Questions & Conclusion

*Agenda subject to change

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 of your choice and ask for the state government rate. The rate is subject to hotel availability.

The V.G. Young Institute of County Government at Texas A&M University is the education co-sponsor of the 2022 TAC RMP Regional Workshops.

Please check back for approval updates.

Continuing Education Type Hours
CPA/Auditors 4.5
Commissioners 4.5
County and District Clerks 5
Human Resources 4.5
Tax Assessor-Collectors 4.5
Treasurers Not approved by the Treasurers Association
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan West in the TAC Education Department.
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