This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce participants to the theory and practical skills necessary to investigate allegations of employee misconduct in the public sector. Public sector workplace investigations involve procedural and substantive issues not present in other types of investigations.
In this seminar, the presenters 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 defensible interviews and follow-up interviews without violating state laws,
- Assess credibility,
- Arrive at a legally defensible decision, and
- Issue a report to meet the agency’s needs, including evaluating and incorporating documentation gathered during the investigative process.
Attendees will receive program materials with tips and templates to assist them in their investigations. The seminar runs from 9 am to 4 pm and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Space is limited so register early to secure your attendance.
5.5 Hours – California MCLE approved
5.5 PDCs – SHRM pending approval
5.5 General HR – HRCI pending approval
Sustaining Members: $137.50
Please note that pre-payment is required. Download a PDF registration form to pay by check, or register online above.
Karen Kramer is an employment law attorney specializing in workplace investigations. Since forming her own law firm 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 currently the Vice President of AWI.
Eli Makus is an employment attorney whose practice is focused on conducting impartial workplace investigations. He is a co-founder of the law firm Ellis Buehler Makus LLP, which specializes in workplace and Title IX investigations. The firm has several attorney investigators and conducts impartial investigations across California for public and private employers. Eli regularly trains on all areas of employment law, including conducting workplace investigations. Eli previously served as in-house counsel for a large healthcare provider where he conducted and supervised investigations and helped develop an internal investigations program. Before that, he worked for a large Northern California law firm representing employers in a variety of employment law matters. Eli is devoted to promoting and enhancing the quality of impartial workplace investigations. He is an AWI Board Member and is active on the Seminars and Webinars and Institute committees. Eli earned his law degree from King Hall at the University of California, Davis.
Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your seminar registration and do so before Wednesday, June 20, your seminar registration fee will be refunded, minus a $50 USD processing fee. To cancel your registration, email Julia Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Wednesday, June 20.