LSCC LogoNCSL National Seminar
Human Resource Management in State Legislatures

Oct. 9-11, 2013 | Grand Hyatt Hotel
Denver, Colo.

Preliminary Agenda – Times and Topics Subject to Change

(As of August 19, 2013)

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday Friday  |  Registration Information

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

3-8 p.m.

Registration Open
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30-9 am

Welcome, Introductions and Seminar Orientation

9-10 a.m.

HR Roundtable: HR Challenges in State Legislatures
Facilitator: NCSL Staff

10-10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m.-Noon

Employee Handbooks: Doing it Right

Faculty: Tammeron Trujillo, Director of Human Resources Services, Mountain States Employers Council

Noon-1:30 p.m.


1:30-2:45 p.m.

The Power of Persuasion: Concepts and Techniques for the Legislative Workplace
—Faculty: Curt Stedron, Colorado

2:45-3 p.m.


3-4:30 p.m.

HR Session: How to Conduct Successful Workplace Investigations

Faculty: Mark J. Flynn, Director of Specialized Legal Service, Mountain States Employers Council

Thursday, October 10

7-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30-10 a.m.

Employment Law 201: What You Need to Know
Raise your awareness of fundamental employment law concepts, issues and trends for at-will employees and discuss how they apply in the unique legislative workplace.
—Faculty: Marc J. Scheiner, Associate, Duane Morris LLP

10-10:15 a.m.


10:15-11:45 a.m.

Succession Planning and Employee Leadership Development Strategies
Faculty:  Jim Tamburro, Director of Human Resources, Connecticut Joint Committee on Legislative Management

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1-2:30 p.m.

Workplace Harassment: Policies, Prevention and Incident Management
Learn the latest nuances of workplace harassment law, understand the policies and practices you should have in place, and improve your ability to conduct effective incident management when problems come up.
Faculty: Marc J. Scheiner, Associate, Duane Morris LLP

2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-3:30 p.m.

HR Mini-Workshops:

  1. Social Media Issues and Policies in State Legislatures
  2. Employee Performance Appraisal in State Legislatures: Best Practices

—Faculty: Brian Weberg, NCSL

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Federal Employment Law Update: ADAAA, FMLA and More
Faculty: Mark E. Parcheta, Manager of Employment Law Training, Mountain States Employers Council

Friday, October 11

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:45 a.m.

HRMS Products, Trends and Implementation Issues

9:45-10 a.m.


10-11:30 a.m.

HR Session to be determined

11:30 a.m.-Noon

HR Seminar Wrap up and Evaluation


HR Seminar Adjourns