MACo Offering Two Academy Core Sessions at 2011 Summer Conference

MACo has added a second core class offering for Academy fellows at the 2011 Summer Conference.  The two sessions will be Employment Issues and County Financial Management.  These courses are also open to conference registrants.

County Financial Management-Understanding and using the governmental budget process is a necessity for county elected officials.  The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and other financial documents are effective as tools for setting priorities, and managing the government while maintaining the county’s fiscal integrity.  Fiscal management can be infused with economic assumptions, technical jargon, and a process that seems foreign to the uninitiated.  In this session, a veteran public administrator will discuss the budget process and financial reports, offering practical tips for the new and seasoned county official.   This class will be held on Thursday, August 18 from 7:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Employment Issues includes a risk management approach to: (1) the interview, selection, and hiring of employees; (2) employee supervision; and (3) the termination of employment. Participants are able to set and use hiring, supervision, and termination guidelines, determine the training needs for line supervisions, and know how to apply state and federal employment laws, including Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and laws pertaining to sexual harassment, age discrimination, and the employment of people with disabilities.  This class will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

To register for the Summer Conference, click here!

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