2013 TxPELRA Workshop

Co-Sponsored by the  Texas Public Employer Labor Relations Association and the  Texas Municipal Human Resources Association

 

Wednesday, Feb 27

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.   Welcome
TxPELRA President Miguel Ozuna, Director of Human Resources, Cedar Park

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.   National Public Employer Labor Relations (NPELRA) Update pdf
NPELRA President Michael S. Bates,City of Muskogee, and Labor Relations Consulting Services, Tulsa, Oklahoma

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.   83rd Texas Legislature Update—Part I pdf
Bettye Lynn, Partner, Lynn, Ross, Smith & Gannaway LLP, Fort Worth; and Laura Mueller, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

10:45 a.m. – Noon   83rd Texas Legislature Update—Part II

Bettye Lynn, Partner, Lynn, Ross, Smith & Gannaway LLP, Fort Worth; and Laura Mueller, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

Noon – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   What We Have Gained Through Meet and Confer—The Abilene Experience pdf
Ronnie C. Kidd, Managing Director for Administration, Stan Standridge, Police Chief, and Ken Dozier, Fire Chief, Abilene

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Extending Civil Service to Civilians pdf
Mark Washington, Director of Human Resources, Austin

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.   Strong Public Safety Labor Relations Without Formal Meet and Confer or Collective Bargaining

Priscilla Wilson, Managing Director of Human Resources, and Craig Barnes, Workforce and Administrative Services Manager, Garland