Head Start Human Resources Requirements
As a Human Resources manager of a Head Start agency, you are responsible for navigating specific Head Start employment requirements and a host of general federal and state employment laws. Your unique job responsibilities require unique training.
FTLF’s Head Start Leadership Workshop: Human Resources Requirements is the ideal training opportunity for any Head Start human resources manager. The workshop will focus on both general employment laws and specific Head Start requirements. The small group format allows for robust discussion with your colleagues – other human resources managers at Head Start programs – so that you can learn how other agencies manage human resources.
Among other things, this intensive training will focus on:
- Four Habits of Highly Effective Agencies: Learn the four steps to ensuring that your program maintains a culture of compliance and continuous improvement.
- The intersection of Head Start Governance and Human Resources: A report to Congress noted that for FY 2014, failing to report to the governing body and policy council was the number one noncompliance finding, showing up on the reviews of nearly a quarter of grantees nationwide. Learn the human resources responsibilities of the governing board and policy council and the reporting obligations of management.
- Drafting effective personnel policies: The HSPPS require agencies to have written personnel policies that are approved by the governing board and policy council. Well-written personnel policies are crucial to an effective human resources program.
- Background Checks: The HSPPS significantly increased the background check requirements for program employees and certain contractors. Learn the ins and outs of background checks: what you have to do, when, and for whom.
- Staff Qualifications and competencies: The HSPPS increased the qualifications for certain positions and defined qualifications for others. Learn what qualifications are required, what qualifications allow for grantee flexibility, and what to do with grantee flexibility.
- Drafting a coordinated approach for professional development: The HSPPS require you to develop a coordinated approach for addressing the professional development of Head Start employees. Learn what this requirement means and how to satisfy it.
- Internal investigations: Head Start agencies can gain protection from liability – both in human resources and other areas – by making sure that some employees have been trained to perform internal investigations. Learn the importance of internal investigations and how to perform effective investigations so that you can train others in your agency.
- Social media: The use of social media has become ubiquitous in our society. But social media can also create liability for employers. The law on these issues takes into account individuals’ privacy rights as well as employers’ overarching need to protect themselves, their employees, and the reputation of the organization. Like all other employers, Head Start programs should know about this continuously developing area of law that impacts employer-employee relationships.
Join FTLF's Head Start Practice Group Attorney, Nicole Bacon, for a small group intensive training that will provide you with the skills you need to successfully manage your Head Start program’s most important resource – its staff!
- Human Resources Directors / Managers
- Other Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and key staff directly involved with on-boarding or managing Head Start staff
- Head Start Leadership, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs
- Executive Directors / Head Start Program Directors
After this training, you will be able to:
- Describe the four steps to creating a culture of compliance and continuous improvement
- Discuss the human resources responsibilities of the governing board and policy council and the reporting obligations of management
- Draft effective personnel policies
- Define pre-employment requirements, such as background checks and health exams
- Identify minimum staff qualifications and competencies
- Develop a coordinated approach for professional development
- Perform effective internal investigations
- Identify problematic social media situations that could pose challenges for the organization, explain what should be in a social media policy, and demonstrate knowledge of policy language that has been found to be overly broad
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
|8:30 am - 9:00 am||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 10:30 am|
Introductions and Overview
Seven Elements of a Compliance Program
Head Start Governance and Human Resources
|10:30 am - 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 am - 12:15 pm|
Drafting Effective Personnel Policies and Procedures
|12:15 pm - 2:00 pm|
|2:00 pm - 3:30 pm|
Social Media Policies
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Break|
|3:45 pm - 5:00 pm|
Data Management and Privacy of Child Records
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
|8:30 am - 9:00 am|
|9:00 am - 10:30 am|
Conducting Internal Investigations
|10:30 am - 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 am - 12:15 am||Head Start Qualification Requirements|
|12:15 pm - 2:15 pm|
Compensation Issues and Time and Effort
|2:15 pm - 3:00 pm||Q&A and Wrap-Up|
What is included?
- One and a half days of small-group, collaborative Head Start specific training led by experienced FTLF attorneys who regularly counsel and advise Head Start programs
- Sample policy on social media that can be easily altered for your Head Start program
- Listening Lunch with NHSA staff
- Networking opportunities with peers from across the country
- Continental breakfast and lunch
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Nicole Bacon, a Partner at FTLF, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]
Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his selection as a 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]
Participants can earn up to 14 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.
- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: Human Resources Directors / Managers; Other Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and key staff directly involved with on-boarding or managing Head Start staff; Head Start Leadership, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs; Executive Directors / Head Start Program Directors
- Advanced Preparation: None
- Program Level: All
- Delivery Method: Group-Live
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