Public Sector Investigations Seminar
June 16, 2015 ♦ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ♦ Waiting List Closed
Weintraub Tobin, 400 Capital Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Mary Egan, Karen Kramer and John Lohse
Investigating allegations of misconduct by public sector employees involves both procedural and substantive issues not present in other types of investigations. In this half-day seminar, two experienced public sector investigators and the Director of Investigations for the Regents of the University of California 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.
Members Register: $150
Sustaining Members: $75
Non-Members Register: $275
Includes Complimentary Continental Breakfast & Breaks
2.5 Hours HRCI & California MCLE Credit Pending
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 Directors 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).
John A. Lohse is the Director of Investigations in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer of the Regents of the University of California. He is responsible for coordinating, tracking, managing and conducting investigations at the Office of the President and system-wide. Mr. Lohse came to the University of California in January 2004 after a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), where he served as a Special Agent, Associate Division Counsel and Chief Division Counsel for the FBI’s San Francisco Division. In addition, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California appointed Mr. Lohse as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Prior to his service with the FBI, Mr. Lohse was a criminal prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Lohse is an active member of the State Bars of California and Arizona. He is also a Private Investigator, licensed by the State of California.
Location:Weintraub Tobin, 400 Capital Mall, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
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