Human Resources Requirements

Washington, DC US
October 24, 2018 to October 25, 2018
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 Head Start Program Performance Standards 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 Head Start Program Performance Standards 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 Head Start Program Performance Standards 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 Head Start Program Performance Standards 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.

How is this training different?

  • It’s collaborative.  Research shows that adults learn best in a collaborative setting.  We’ve limited the training to a small group of participants so that trainers can lead participants in collaborative, solution-oriented discussions.
  • It’s active.  This training is hands-on.  Our experts will lead you in exercises to help you learn how to read statutes and regulations critically so that when there are changes to the law you will be better equipped to understand and adapt to the changes.
  • It’s practical.  You’ll leave this training with a roadmap to success, complete with to-do lists, best practices, and advice on policies and procedures.

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! 

    Don’t delay, space is limited!

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the four steps to creating a culture of compliance and continuous improvement.
    • Describe 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: 
    • Draft 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.
    Course summary
    Course opens: 
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    Event starts: 
    10/24/2018 - 8:30am
    Event ends: 
    10/25/2018 - 3:00pm

    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
    • Breakfast and snacks on both days and lunch on day one
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      Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, 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]

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