2017 Public Sector Investigation Seminars: California 

Costa Mesa and Oakland are SOLD OUT! Sign up for Sacramento below.

June 20 in Costa Mesa

9 am to 1 pm
Donna Evans and Donna Peter
For more info on Costa Mesa |REGISTER FOR COSTA MESA

 June 27 in SacramentoJune 29 in Oakland 

9 am to 1 pm
Karen Kramer, Mary Egan Lisa Sullivan 
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For more info on Oakland |REGISTER FOR OAKLAND

 Investigating allegations of misconduct by public sector employees involves both procedural and substantive issues not present in other types of investigations. In this seminar, experienced internal and external public sector investigators discuss the issues unique to public sector investigations, along with general investigative planning, interviewing and reporting techniques.

Among other things, you will learn how to identify public sector issues, give the proper notifications and admonishments, conduct a defensible interview, follow-up without violating state or federal laws, and issue a report that will meet the client's needs while maintaining any applicable privileges. Attendees will receive program materials containing tips, forms and templates that will assist them in their investigations. Space is limited so register early to secure your attendance.

Includes complimentary breakfast and break.

California MCLE credit pending
HRCI and SHRM credit pending

Members $200
Sustaining Members $100
Non-Members $350

Donna Evans (Costa Mesa, CA) specializes in conducting timely, confidential and neutral third-party investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, violence, bullying, dishonesty, ethical violations, violation of employer's policies and whistleblowing allegations. Ms. Evans effectively leverages legal expertise in labor and employment law with actual Director-level experience with a Fortune 200 company. She is a renowned trainer and educator on a variety of workplace and leadership topics.

Donna Peter (Costa Mesa, CA) is currently the Director of Human Resources for the City of Santa Monica. She was previously the Director of Human Resources for the City of Manhattan Beach and has served as a human resources consultant to the City of Lynwood and Santa Monica City College. Ms. Peter received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from California State University, Chico and her MBA from California State University, Fresno. She has conducted numerous training sessions on a variety of workplace issues and has participated in roundtable discussions regarding various Human Resources topics. Ms. Peter has conducted internal investigations herself and has years of experience working with outside investigators.

Mary Egan (Sacramento and Oakland, CA) is a human resource practice manager, a licensed investigator, and an expert witness. She assists local government agencies with human resources, labor relations and organizational effectiveness challenges. As a licensed private investigator, Ms. Egan regularly conducts independent workplace investigations concerning misconduct, harassment, and poor management practices, and serves as an expert witness in human resources and investigation related matters. She uses her negotiation and investigation skills to facilitate strategic planning and interest-based problem resolution. Ms. Egan also assists agencies with problems and deficiencies, and recommends remedial procedures. She is a frequent presenter and trainer for IPMA, CSAC and CSAC HR, the League of California Cities, and other professional organizations. Ms. Egan was on the AWI Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012. 

Karen Kramer (Sacramento and Oakland, CA)  is an employment law attorney specializing in workplace investigations. Since forming Kramer-Wiese in 2000, Ms. Kramer's practice has focused primarily on conducting personnel investigations involving allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as misconduct and disciplinary matters. She previously litigated employment law matters with Porter Scott and worked as an Employment Law Attorney with LexisNexis. Ms. Kramer's experience includes testifying during administrative and judicial proceedings regarding completed investigations. Ms. Kramer has conducted hundreds of workplace investigations for public agencies, and is well versed in the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights. She has also conducted many complex and high profile investigations involving high level public employees and elected officials. Ms. Kramer is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine (1989) and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1992). 

Lisa Sullivan's (Sacramento and Oakland, CA)  diverse experiences during her exceptional 33-year public sector career honed her ability to see across traditional roles and responsibilities and develop innovative yet practical recommendations. Ms. Sullivan has held pivotal positions with the City of Santa Cruz (six years as the Human Resources and Administrative Services Director), Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 (12 years in a variety of key leadership roles), and the City and County of San Francisco (10 years in a variety of upper and operational management positions). She has significant experience in Public Safety and specializes in civilian functions and roles in Police and Fire departments. Ms. Sullivan is also a talented private investigator (State of California license #28436). She conducts all manner of workplace investigations: employee misconduct, discrimination/harassment complaints, executive reference checks, and law enforcement background investigations. Lisa's investigations are professional, independent, efficient, and thorough.