Tuesday, February 6     9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday, February 7     9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday, February 8     9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday, February 21     9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday, February 22     9 AM - 4 PM
POOL/PACT Building
201 South Roop Street
2nd Floor Conference Room
Carson City, NV 89701
P: 775-887-2240
Sharon Gesick
POOL/PACT Human Resources
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If you need a special accommodation to participate in this course, please contact the POOL/PACT HR office at 775-887-2240. Please allow sufficient time to arrange for the accommodation.

POOL/PACT Risk Management Grants are available for travel and meal expenses to defray costs for members who would attend this training if not for budget constraints.

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This five-session program provides human resources representatives with the knowledge and resources to help reduce employment liability through effective HR management. By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the differing and interrelating HR roles and functions.
  • Interpret and enforce well-written personnel policies.
  • Write comprehensive and legally-compliant job descriptions.
  • Ensure employee complaints are investigated, regardless of level of complaint.
  • Know employer legal obligations under federal laws and related Nevada statutes.
  • Adhere to internal recruitment and selection processes.
  • Oversee organizational performance management program.
  • Ensure discipline and termination actions are defensible.

Participants will receive a comprehensive training manual that can be used as a reference after the course.

Each session is limited to 30 seats; registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.


Session 1:  Fundamentals of HR

  • HR competencies 
  • Public- vs private-sector HR 
  • Personnel policies and collective bargaining agreements 
  • Types of workers
  • Job analysis and job descriptions
  • Classification
  • Personnel files and contents
  • I-9s

Session 2:  People are People

  • Diversity and inclusion 
  • Employee complaints 
  • Harassment and discrimination 
  • Investigations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Session 3:  It's About Time (Off and Paid)

  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act and related statutes
  • Salary surveys 
  • Total value of compensation statements 
  • Continuation of health insurance obligations 

Session 4:  Band-Aids and Welcome Mats

  • Workers' compensation 
  • Recruitment plans 
  • Job announcements/advertisements 
  • Applicant screening grids 
  • Pre-employment testing 
  • Interviewing
  • Background checks
  • Job offers
  • New employee orientation

Session 5: Working with People

  • Performance management
  • Discipline and due process 
  • Conflict management