2012 TMHRA Annual Conference Handouts

 

Wednesday, May 2

8:30 — 8:45 a.m.   Welcome Colleagues
TMHRA President Debbie Maynor, Executive Director of Human Resources, City of Killeen

8:45 — 10:30 a.m.   Opening Session
Doing What You Love in the Service of Those Who Love What You Do: Living with Purpose, Passion, and Pizazz
pdf
Mark Towers, Speak Out Seminars, LLC, Southlake

 

10:45 a.m. — Noon   Concurrent Tracks
Employment Law Track: Open Records and Records Retention  pdf
(additional handout) Open Government and the Net: Bringing Social Media into the Light pdf

Alan Bojorquez, Bojorquez Law Firm, PLLC, Austin

Benefits Track: HIPAA Compliance
Timothy G. Verrall, Attorney, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash & Stewart, P.C., Houston

Employee Relations/HR Practices Track: Best Practices for Recruitment pdf
Tracey Calloway
, Calloway Consulting, Richmond, Virginia

 

1:00 — 2:30 p.m.  Concurrent Tracks
Employment Law Track: Employment Law Update — Recent Developments pdf
Brian Begle, Attorney, Olsen & Olsen, Houston

Benefits Track: Engaging Employees in Wellness Programs pdf
Morgan Young, Vice President Client Service; and Jarrad Wills, Vice President – Business Development, Holmes Murphy and Associates, Inc., Dallas

Employee Relations/HR Practices Track: Workplace Bullying pdf
Sheila Gladstone, Attorney, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin

 

2:45 — 4:15 p.m.   Concurrent Tracks
Employment Law Track: FLSA Compliance: Exemption, Overtime Requirements, and Employees  pdf
Julia Gannaway, Partner, Lynn Ross Smith & Gannaway, LLP, Fort Worth

Benefits Track: Health Care Reform pdf
Jared Pope, Attorney, IPS Advisers, Dallas

Employee Relations/HR Practices Track: Strategies to Increase Employee Communication/Engagement in Tough Economic Times pdf
Troy L. Coleman, Ph.D., Coleman & Associates Consultants, Dallas

 

Thursday, May 3

8:30 — 9:45 a.m.    General Plenary Session
The Essential Elements of Effective Leadership pdf
Randy Anderson, e3 Professional Trainers, LLC, Lubbock

 

10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.   Concurrent Tracks
Employment Law Track: Texas Workforce Commission(TWC) — Responding to an Application for Unemployment Benefits and Preparing for a TWC Appeal/Hearing pdf
Elizabeth Provencio, Partner, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C., San Antonio

Benefits Track: Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Update pdf
David Rodriguez, Regional Manager of City Services, TMRS, Austin

Employee Relations/HR Practices Track: Save Your Drama for Your Mama! pdf
Alice Dendinger, SPHR, Alliance Group, Austin

 

1:00 — 2:15 p.m.   Concurrent Tracks
Employment Law Track: Preparing and Responding to EEOC Charges pdf
Bettye Lynn, Partner, Lynn Ross Smith & Gannaway, LLP, Fort Worth

Benefits Track: Clinical Health Care Engineering (no handout available)
Representatives from ACAP Health

Employee Relations/HR Practices Track:What I Really Meant to Say…Keys to Effective Communication pdf
Randy Anderson, e3 Professional Trainers, LLC, Lubbock

 

2:15 — 3:30 p.m.   Concurrent Tracks
Employment Law Track
: Employee Policy Handbooks 101 pdf web
Erin Higginbotham, Associate Attorney, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C., Austin

Benefits Track: Medicare and Medicare Supplement pdf
Laura Zeller, Vice President, Client Development, United Retiree Solutions, Plano

Employee Relations/HR Practices Track: Supervisor’s Duty Regarding Diversity and Sensitivity Training pdf
Loren Smith, Attorney, Olsen & Olsen, Houston

 

3:45 — 5:00 p.m.   General Session
Helping Employees with Elder Care Issues
: “The Graying of the Cities and a New Paradigm of Community Service” pdf
Jim P Hughes, Ph.D.

 

Friday, May 4

9:00 — 10:15 a.m.   General Session
Conflict Resolution

Joe M. Gonzalez, The Management Connection, Inc., College Station

 

10:30 a.m. — Noon   Closing Session
Question-and-Answer Session for Human Resources Legal Issues
Panelists: Bettye Lynn, Partner, Lynn Ross Smith & Gannaway, LLP, Fort Worth; Ric Navarro, Partner, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C., Rio Grande Valley; and Loren Smith, Partner, Olsen & Olsen, Houston