Nuts and Bolts 2018 – San Marcos

San Marcos Activity Center // Register for San Marcos online HERE


The agenda is subject to change. 


7:30–8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast


8:00–8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks


8:15–9:30 a.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 dilemmas: various exemptions, 7k exemption, meal breaks, travel time, areas that should be addressed in policy, and more!
Julia Gannaway, Partner, Lynn, Ross, & Gannaway, LLP


9:30–9:45 a.m.


9:45–11:00 a.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, as well as the requirements related to emails, text messages, social media, and other areas in which records retention impacts us.
Julia Gannaway, Partner, Lynn, Ross, & Gannaway, LLP


11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Anti-discrimination Laws You Should Know

Civil Rights Act/Title VII, ADA, and the ADEA
Julia Gannaway, Partner, Lynn, Ross, & Gannaway, LLP


12:15–1:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)


1:15–2:30 p.m.
Health Insurance 201-Managing Costs

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.
Jarrad Wills, Vice President, Holmes Murphy & Associates


2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45–4:00 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.
Caressa Chandler Marquez, PHR, Compensation Administrator, City of Plano