Texas Public Employer Labor Relations Association
(TxPELRA) Annual Workshop
February 27, 2013

Co-Sponsored by the Texas Public Employer Labor Relations Association (TxPELRA)and the
Texas Municipal Human Resources Association (TMHRA)

AND

27th AnnualCivil Service Workshop SOLD OUT
February 28-March 1, 2013

Sponsored by the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association

DoubleTree Hotel
6505 Interstate Highway-35 North • Austin, Texas

TWO TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

A workshop on Public Employer Labor Relations will be held on February 27, 2013, prior to the 27th Annual Civil Service Workshop onFebruary 28-March 1, 2013. Both workshops will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin.

Enrollment for both workshops is limited to human resourcesprofessionals and management representatives from Texas municipal governments(for example, the city manager’s office, the city attorney’s office, civilservice commissioners, the human resources department, the police department,and the fire department).

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

The TxPELRA and Civil Service Workshops offer a broaddevelopmental experience for all participants, no matter their level ofknowledgeor experience. There will be opportunities in each sessionto ask questions about administering the State Civil Service Law in your cityand legislation on mandatory collective bargaining for public safety. Inaddition to the formal program, you will have the opportunity to network withothers who share similar problems and challenges. The speakers are experts intheir fields who have extensive experience in civil service, labor relations, and human resources management.This year’s programs promise to be two of the best in the 27-year history of the workshops. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

city managers 
assistantcity managers   
civil servicecommissioners
compensation managers
humanresource managers
attorneys
risk manager
personnelprofessionals
city secretaries
police chiefs
firechiefs
YOU!

Texas Public Employer Labor Relations Association
(TxPELRA) Annual Workshop • February 27, 2013

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

Wednesday, February 27
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. 
Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome
TxPELRAPresident Miguel Ozuna, Director of Human Resources, Cedar Park
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
NationalPublic Employer Labor Relations (NPELRA) Update
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
Bettye Lynn, Partner, Lynn, Ross, Smith & Gannaway LLP, Fort Worth; and Laura Mueller, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 – 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 GainedThrough Meet and Confer—The Abilene Experience
Ronnie C. Kidd,Managing Director for Administration, Stan Standridge, Police Chief, and Ken Dozier, Fire Chief, Abilene
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Extending CivilService to Civilians
Mark Washington, Director of Human Resources, Austin
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Break
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Strong Public SafetyLabor Relations Without Formal Meet and Confer or Collective Bargaining
Priscilla Wilson,Managing Director of Human Resources, and Craig Barnes, Workforce andAdministrative Services Manager, Garland
5:00 p.m.
Adjourn

27th Annual Civil Service Workshop
February 28-March 1, 2013

Sponsored by the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association

Thursday, February 28
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.    
Welcome
TMHRAPresident Tadd Phillips, Director of Human Resources, McKinney
8:45 – 10:15 a.m.   
ReturningVeterans and Civil Service Implications
JuliaGannaway, Partner, Lynn, Ross, Smith & Gannaway LLP,Fort Worth
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
CivilService Matters and Issues Associated with the Personnel Files
RicardoJ. Navarro, Partner, Denton Navarro Rocha & Bernal P.C.
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
ConcurrentSessions
Track 1
BestPractices for Civil Service Commissioners
DonaldJ. Fleming, Chief – Labor, Employment and Civil RightsSection, Office ofthe City Attorney,Houston
Track 2
Preparingfor an Appeal to a Hearing Examiner
BrianBegle, Partner, Olson & Olson, LLP, Houston
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
ConcurrentSessions
Track 1
BestPractices for Civil Service Directors—APanel Discussion
DebbieL. 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
Appealsfrom the Hearing Examiner’s Perspective
DonB. Hays, Arbitrator, Brown & Hays, Sherman
4:30 p.m.
Adjourn
Reception immediately following
Co-Sponsored by Lynn Ross Smith & Gannaway, LLP, Fort Worth
Friday, March 1
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
ContinentalBreakfast
8:30 – 10:15 a.m.   
Civil Service Update
Bettye Lynn,Partner, Lynn, Ross, Smith & Gannaway LLP, Fort Worth
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 – Noon
CivilService Update - Continued
Bettye Lynn,Partner, Lynn, Ross, Smith & Gannaway LLP, Fort Worth
Noon
Adjourn

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHO MAY ATTEND

Enrollment for both workshops is limited to human resourcesprofessionals and management representatives from Texas municipal governments (for example, city manager’s office,the city attorney’s office, civil service commissioners, the human resourcesdepartment, the police department, and the fire department).

REGISTRATION FORTHE TxPELRA ANNUAL WORKSHOP AND THE TMHRA CIVIL SERVICE WORKSHOP

* TMHRA Member Rate
Wednesday, February 27

o TxPELRA Workshop (by February 5): $100
o TxPELRA Workshop (after February 5): $175
(The fee includes lunch and refreshments on Wednesday.)
Non-TMHRA Member Rate 
Wednesday, February 27

o TxPELRA Workshop (by February 5): $150
o TxPELRA Workshop (after February 5): $175
(The fee includes lunch and refreshments on Wednesday.)
Thursday and Friday, February 28-March 1
o Civil Service Workshop (by February 5): $150
o Civil Service Workshop (after February 5): $200
(The fee includes Thursday lunch, Thursday reception,
and refreshments both days.)
Thursday and Friday, February 28-March 1
o Civil Service Workshop (by February 5): $180
o Civil Service Workshop (after February 5): $200
(The fee includes Thursday lunch, Thursday reception,
andrefreshments both days.)

Combined Registration Fees

TxPELRA and Civil Service Workshops
(by February 5): $225
TxPELRA and Civil Service Workshops
(by February 5): $300
  *Membership is based upon board approval. You must be a member prior to February 1, 2013,
in order to qualify for reduced member rate.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Elected officials participating in the Texas MunicipalLeague Institute (TMLI) program can receive credit for these workshops. CEUforms will be available on site at the registration desk.

CANCELLATION AND SUBSTITUTION POLICY

If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you tosend a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation isreceived by February 5. No refunds will be honored after February 5.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The conference will be held atthe Doubletree Hotel, located at 6505 Interstate Highway-35 North inAustin. To make reservations online, click http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/AUSLNDT-HRA-20130225/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Guests can also reserve rooms by calling 1-800-347-0330 and asking for theGroup Code “HRA” or the Group Name “TMHRA”.
Arate of $119 single and $129 double per night is available until February 5,2013, or until the block is full.

SEMINAR MATERIALS

TMHRA no longer provides handouts for speaker papers orprinted materials of any kind. Instead, all speaker papers will be posted onthe TMHRA Web site at www.tmhra.org (under “Seminar Materials”) for attendeesto download in advance, if they so desire. No written materials will beprovided at the seminar.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

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

QUESTIONS???

Contact the Affiliate Services Department at 512-231-7400 ortmhra@tml.org.

REGISTER NOW

  1. Register online for the TxPELRA Workshop now.
  2. Mail the .pdf version of the registration form to:
    TML Administrative Services
    1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400
    Austin, TX 78754-5128