2013 Civil Service Workshop

 

Thursday, Feb 28

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.    Welcome
TMHRA President Tadd Phillips, Director of Human Resources, McKinney

8:45 – 10:15 a.m.   Returning Veterans and Civil Service Implications pdf
Julia Gannaway, Partner, Lynn, Ross, Smith & Gannaway LLP, Fort Worth

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.   Civil Service Matters and Issues Associated with the Personnel Files pdf handout
Ricardo J. Navarro, Partner, Denton Navarro Rocha & Bernal P.C.

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.    Concurrent Sessions

Track 1   Best Practices for Civil Service Commissioners pdf
Donald J. Fleming
, Chief – Labor, Employment and Civil Rights Section, Office of the City Attorney, Houston

Track 2   Preparing for an Appeal to a Hearing Examiner handout1 handout2
Brian Begle, Partner, Olson & Olson, LLP, Houston

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions

Track 1   Best Practices for Civil Service Directors—A Panel Discussion pdf
Debbie L. Maynor, SPHR, IPMA-CP, Executive Director of Human Resources, Killeen, Lisa J. Norris, Director of Human Resources, Grand Prairie and Carol Holland, Director of Human Resources, Terrell

Track 2   Appeals from the Hearing Examiner’s Perspective
Don B. Hays, Arbitrator, Brown & Hays, Sherman

 

Friday, March 1

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.   Civil Service Updatepdf
Bettye Lynn, Partner, Lynn Ross Smith & Gannaway, LLP, Fort Worth
Ms. Lynn will give her latest update on what occurred in the realm of civil service issues across the state.

10:30 a.m. – Noon   Civil Service Update (continued)
Bettye Lynn, Partner, Lynn Ross Smith & Gannaway, LLP, Fort Worth