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The TMHRA Annual Conference is designed to provide insight and guidance on current topics of interest affecting those professionals in Human Resources or other city departments charged with providing guidance to city management on human resources related issues. The general sessions are geared toward optimizing productivity, enhancing personal development, increasing knowledge, and strengthening the foundation of the human resources functions of municipal government. Additionally, the conference offers multiple concurrent breakout sessions on three different tracks: 1) Employment Law, 2) Benefits and Wellness/Risk/Employee Relations, and 3) “Best Practices.”  Concurrent session topics this year include the following (topics subject to change):

•     Good to Great: HR as a Strategic Business PartnerA team of people walking upward on connected gears with the word
•     Privacy Perfection! HIPAA Protection, Policy, and Pitfalls
•     Hashtag What? Social Media Possibilities, Practice, and Pitfalls
•     How to Avoid Becoming the EEOC’s Next Press Release
•     Dealing With Dollars: Solutions for Market and Pay Plan Reviews and Compression Issues
•     Dealing with Difficult People
•     It’s a Journey! Roadmap to Updating Employee Handbooks and Job Descriptions
•     You Can’t Have That…or Can You? Personnel Files and Public Information Requests
•      Recruitment/Retention and Succession Planning
•     “Leave” Me Alone! Managing FMLA and ADA

•     Managing Risk: Strategies to Impact your Bottom-line
•     Critical FLSA Issues Facing Employers
•     To Your Health: Beyond the Fundamentals of an Effective Wellness Program
•     Double Agent: Employee versus Contractor – Beware!
•     Are They Covered: Health Care Reform and Your Non-Full Time Workers
•    He Said; She Said: Workplace Investigations
•    When Jane Becomes Joe: LGBT
•    Considerations and Issues in the Workplace

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