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SPBR Conference

Start: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
End: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Marriott - Dublin
5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017
SPBR Conference

Conference Registration is Full

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Conference Description

The SPBR Conference is for managers, HR, and other professionals who manage or interact with employees who have the right to appeal to the SPBR Board or pertinent municipal civil service commission. This conference also applies to those having collective bargaining agreements that allow for an appeal to the SPBR Board or pertinent municipal civil service commission. Or, for those seeking to catch-up and refresh after the past two-plus-years of COVID impacts and changes affecting HR, etc. 

This SPBR Conference is also for new or current managers, union officials, attorneys, staff, elected officeholders,  human resource professionals, and those who are or will be working in positions where they need to know how Ohio’s laws and court decisions govern public employment issues.

Content is presented by professionals in the field who speak from the perspective of daily experience. Materials are designed to give you easy access to the provisions of the law and the rules you need to consult. 

The SPBR Conference represents the fastest way we know to get up to speed on current and hot topics in addition to a broader understanding of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 124.


8:00 AM  Registration

8:50 AM  Welcome

Terry L. Casey, Chairman, State Personnel Board of Review

9:00 AM  HR & Law: Workplace Changes since March 2020

Erica A. Probst, Esq., Partner Kemp, Schaeffer & Rowe Co. LPA
Helen M. Robinson, Esq., Associate, Marshall Forman & Schlein, LLC

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Changing Workforce: Smart Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, etc.

Kitty Hollingshead Mancil, State Talent Management Director, DAS
Benjy Fournier, State Talent Acquisition Manager, DAS

11:15 AM  Mock Disciplinary Case: You Decide

Raymond M. Geis, Esq., Administrative Law Judge, SPBR
Robert E. Fekete, Esq., Staff Attorney / ALJ, SERB
Justin Brown, PMP, CSM, Research Administrator, SERB
Tammi Blount, Researcher, SERB
Lakesha Jones, Researcher, SERB

12:15 PM  Lunch

1:15 PM  Social Media: What's Changed? Or, Not?

Marc A. Fishel, Esq., Partner, Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenoff LLP

2:45 PM  Break

3:00 PM  Getting Questions Answered: Firings, Settlements, OSHA, Discipline, Reclasses, Whistleblower Cases

James R. Sprague, Esq., Chief Administrative Law Judge, SPBR
Raymond M. Geis, Esq., Administrative Law Judge, SPBR

3:45 PM Adjourn