POLICE AND FIRE CIVIL SERVICE SEMINAR
The Texas Police Association will conduct a twelve (12) hour seminar on the "Police and Fire Civil Service Act, Chapter 143, Local Government Code," at the Double Tree Hotel in Austin on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, November 1 - 3, 2016.
This course has been especially designed for agency administrators, personnel officers, legal staff, civil service directors, civil service commissioners, and others who may be involved in employment and disciplinary proceedings.
The sessions in each seminar will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Registration will open at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1. Lunch will be provided for all registrants at the hotel on Wednesday, November 2. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided during the seminar.
Mr. John C. West, Jr., General Counsel, Office of the Inspector General, Texas Board of Criminal Justice, will be the instructor. The matters discussed during the twelve (12) hours will be contained in a booklet and furnished to each registrant for future reference purposes. This material will include:
- 1. An outline of the proper procedures to follow in carrying out the provisions of the statute as it relates to municipal and county employees;
- 2. The complete text of the statute, including all amendments from the 84th Texas Legislature;
- 3. A review and interpretation of court decisions handed down during the past two years; and
- 4. Recent Attorney General Opinions regarding reappointment of Commissioners will be discussed.
The registration fee which must accompany each registration form is $295.00 per person, payable to the Texas Police Association.
The Double Tree Hotel, located at 6505 IH 35 North, has reserved a separate block of rooms for seminar attendees at the prevailing Government Rate. Please refer to the group name of Texas Police Association when making reservations or use group TPA 2016 Civil Service Seminar. The hotel's telephone number is (512) 454-3737 or (800) 347-0330. If you wish to book your reservation online, you may go to www.austin.doubletree.com. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. Reservations for the seminar must be made by October 10, 2016. There will be a $5.00 per car per day parking fee for using the parking garage.
Enclosed is a registration form for you and the members of your party. You are reminded that in order for the registration to be accepted, a fee of $295.00 per person must accompany each registration. The cut-off date for the acceptance of registrations will be October 10, 2016. Registrations received after this date will be considered as late and will be charged accordingly. TCOLE training credit will be given to peace officers attending this program. MCLE credit through the State Bar of Texas is pending approval.