2014 Nuts and Bolts Euless Handouts

Nuts & Bolts CEU form – Euless
Euless Participant Roster


September 12, 2014

Texas Star Golf & Conference Center, Euless

Are you a human resources professional relatively new to the field, new to public sector human resources, new in your city or simply interested in a refresher on particular human resources subjects?

The Nuts and Bolts Seminar is just for you! You’ll receive plenty of practical information that will help you implement and maintain successful human resources programs in your organization. Specialists in several areas of human resources management will present dynamic, interactive sessions where you can ask questions, have discussions with your peers, and learn together.

Three sessions of “Nuts and Bolts of HR in the Public Sector” will be held around the state, and presenters will be listed in the final agenda issued at each location.


Tentative Agenda

(Sessions are subject to change)

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Lisa Norris, Director of Human Resources, City of Grand Prairie


8:15 – 9:30 a.m.

What Employers Need to Know about Background Checks?

Mike Coffey is an engaging speaker, whose popularity is ever increasing due to his unique perspective on HR related issues. This presentation covers where the information comes from and what should be included in a good background check. It also covers employers’ legal responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and EEOC guidelines.

Mike Coffey, Imperative Information Group, Mike-Coffey-Bio-2014.pdfWhat-Employers-Need-to-Know.pdf


9:30 – 9:45 a.m.



9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Benefits 201

Managing cost, plan design and maintaining competitive benefits in today’s environment can be challenging, overwhelming and frustrating to both new and tenured Human Resources professionals. Every city is trying to find solutions and options that work for them. This session provides an overview of areas in benefits plans design, voluntary benefits, RFP processes, and wellness that your city can consider to create and/or minimize choice and costs based on fit for your organization’s culture and strategy.

David Gibson, CEBS, Vice-President – Client Service, Holmes Murphy and Associates of Texas, Inc., David Gibson BioBenefits-201.pdf


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Compensation, Classification and Job Analysis

Increase your knowledge of public-sector job classification principles and practices, as well as compensation plans. Information provided includes a high level review of the value and purpose of a classification and compensation plan, basic allocation factors, point factor methods, external and internal equity, and market rate comparisons. We’ll spend time on a couple of common problem areas like how to evaluate a job and how to determine job complexity.

Tameka Usher
, CPS-HR Consulting, Tameka BioCompensation-Classification-and-Job-Analysis.pdfBlank PDQ Form- handout 2, class and comp process chart – handout 1, Generic Factor Descriptions- handout 3


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch (provided)


1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

FLSA Provisions and Pitfalls

Learn about not only the basic provisions of FLSA in the public sector in this session, but the pitfalls that can create headaches, administrative questions and policy dilemnas: various exemptions; 7k exemption; meal breaks, travel time, areas that should be addressed in policy and more!

Joe Gorfida, Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager & Smith LLP, Joe Gorfida BioFLSA Provisions and Pitfalls


2:30 – 2:45 p.m.



2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Records Retention, Destruction and Decisions

As Human Resources professionals, this session clarifies responsibilities regarding retention, management and destruction of documents in accordance with state laws. Discussion will include handling Open Records Requests, record retention responsibilities of our HR related documents, files, programming, budget, etc., as well as the requirements related to e-mails, text messages, social media and other areas in which records retention impacts us.

Julia Gannaway, Lynn, Ross & Gannaway, LLP, Julie Gannaway-CV 2014Records Retention Destruction Decisions

General Information


In order to qualify for the TMHRA member rate, you must have joined TMHRA prior to August 15.

The registration fee includes workshop costs and lunch.

Location Event Date Early Registration Deadline Early Registration TMHRA Member Fee Early Registration TMHRA Non-Member Fee Registration Fee after 9/4/14 (Member and Non-Member)
Euless  9/12/14 9/4/14   $100 $125 $175



If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is e-mailed to acct@tml.org no later than September 4th. No refunds will be honored after September 4th.



TMHRA does not have any contracted rates with hotels for this event due to it being a one-day workshop. Hotels below are just suggestions. You should contact hotels directly to book your room if overnight accommodations are needed.


Euless – The meeting will be held at the Texas Star Golf & Conference Center, located at 1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless, TX 76040. To make overnight accommodations, please call the hotel directly.

• Holiday Inn-Bedford – 3005 Airport Freeway, Bedford, TX 76021, Reservations: (877) 410-6667



Let us know on the registration form if you need special assistance of any kind. WE WANT TO HELP! In order to respond to any special request, we would appreciate as much advance notice as possible. Thank you.



Individuals may submit program information to their certifying agency to determine if CEU’s or other credits may be applied. TMHRA does not pre-certify sessions for credit. CEU forms will be available on site at the registration desk.



Contact the TML Affiliate Services Department at 512-231-7400 or tmhra@tml.org.


Please Note: Registration will not be processed until payment is received.



Register online with credit card payment:

Register Now for Euless.

Print and mail this registration form.

The registration fee includes tuition, lunch, and refreshment breaks.

Register by September 4 to receive the discounted early registration fee of $100 (TMHRA members) and $125 (nonmembers). For registrations received at TML after September 4, the registration fee is $175 (for both members and non-members). In order to qualify for the TMHRA member rate, you must have joined TMHRA prior to August 15.



If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is e-mailed to acct@tml.org by September 4). No refunds will be honored after this date.



Contact the TML Affiliate Services Department at 512-231-7400 or tmhra@tml.org.