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Seminar: Public Sector Investigations- Sacramento, CA
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June 14, 2016 ♦ 9 am to 12 pm

Weintraub Tobin,
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor 
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mary Egan

Mary Egan

Karen Kramer

Karen Kramer

Rick Heyer

Rick Heyer

Investigating allegations of misconduct by public sector employees involves both 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 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 below to secure your attendance.

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

2.5 hours California MCLE pre-approved
2.5 hours HRCI approved

Members $150
Sustaining Members $75
Non-Members $275
Please note that pre-payment is required.


Mary Egan 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 Diarectors from 2010 to 2012.

Karen Kramer 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).

Rick Heyer is a Supervising Deputy County Counsel in the Sacramento County Counsel's Office. He provides general counsel to the County's Departments of Health and Human Services, Human Assistance, Probation, Correctional Health and the Coroner, as well as the Sacramento First 5 Commission and the Area 4 Agency on Aging. He supervises a section of attorneys that handle the County's personnel matters, Sheriff's Department, and eminent domain actions. Prior to joining the Office of the County Counsel Mr. Heyer was a Senior Staff Attorney for the California Parole Advocacy Project and prior to that he was a Deputy Public Defender in Sacramento County. Mr. Heyer graduated from McGeorge School of Law and has his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. In between undergrad and law school Mr. Heyer served in the United States Marine Corps.

HR Certification Institute Seal

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. This activity has been approved for up to 2.5 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Location: Weintraub Tobin, 400 Capital Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

For more information:
Contact: AWI Office
Phone: 206.209.5278