Thursday - June 16, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

On June 16, the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources Annual Meeting will cover federal drug and alcohol testing requirements for those with commercial driver’s licenses.

Municipal employers must comply with mandatory drug and alcohol regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for CDL drivers. Any employer of CDL drivers must follow a specific set of drug and alcohol testing rules, and noncompliance can result in fines for the organization.

Ted Dawson, owner of Advantage Drug Testing, will lead a comprehensive training about the federal regulations and what municipal employers need to know to ensure compliance.

The MMHR Annual Meeting will include a vote on the fiscal 2023 budget and MMHR board slate; presentation of the 2022 Skop Award; and a legislative update from MMA Legislative Director Dave Koffman.

The annual meeting will be held at Grandview Farm, 55 Center St. in Burlington.

Registration and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will start at 9 a.m., and lunch will be served.

The registration fee is $40 for members and $55 for nonmembers. A registration link will be available in early May.

The cancellation deadline for non-COVID related cancellations is June 13.

The U.S. CDC has designated half of the counties in Massachusetts as “high risk” for the transmission of COVID and is recommending that masks be worn in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. In order to protect our members and staff and ensure that everyone feels comfortable attending our in-person meetings, the MMA is now requiring attendees to wear masks except when eating, drinking or presenting.

Meeting attendees must also show proof of being fully vaccinated (card, photo or QR code) on the day of the event. (Religious or medical exemptions are allowed with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.)


8:30 a.m.
Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:15 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting and Association Welcome
The membership will approve the budget, the nominating slate for the FY23 board of Directors, and the board of directors will provide an association update.

9:30 a.m.
2022 Emil S. Skop Award Presentation
Rachel Glisper, Former MMHR Board Member, Vice President, GovHR USA, and Principal, Crossroads DEIB, LLC

9:40 a.m.
Legislative Update
Dave Koffman, MMA Legislative Director

10 a.m.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Video and Group Discussion
How to Stay Committed to Anti-Racist Work When Facing Resistance

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Regulations: What Municipal Employers Need to Know
Ted Dawson, Advantage Drug Testing

12 p.m.

Grandview Farm, Burlington

Senior Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association