Thursday - May 16, 2019
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association invites members with five or fewer years of service to the sixth annual HR101 “human resources boot camp” on May 16 at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center in Beverly.

The full-day training covers core functions of the municipal HR office, including hiring, termination and interview skills, performance evaluation and improvement plan best practices, and crash courses on policies such as code of conduct, workplace violence, paid leave policies such as Massachusetts General Law 111F, and HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

The event is geared toward newer municipal human resources professionals, but veterans in the field are welcome to attend for a refresher course.

The registration fee is $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers.


8:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee

9 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
Mary Beth Bernard, SPHR, HR Director, Wrentham, MMPA Chair

9:15 a.m.
Hello, Goodbye! Your Guide to the Hiring and Termination Processes
Dolores Hamilton, Human Resources Director, Framingham
Gayle Shattuck, Personnel Director, Watertown

10:45 a.m.
Benefits Administration
Dee Casey, Deputy Town Manager, North Andover
Joanne Faust, Human Resources Director, Burlington

11:45 a.m.
Association Updates


12:45 p.m.
Top 10 Policies Every HR Director Needs to Conduct an HR Audit
Jaime Kenny, Partner, Clifford Kenny

2 p.m.
Records Retention
John D. Warner, Jr., MLIS, Ph.D., Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

2:45 p.m.
Legal Trends in Municipal/Labor Law
Liz Valerio, Partner, Velario, Dominello & Hillman LLC.

3:30 p.m.
Final Thoughts and Questions

Wylie Inn and Conference Center, Beverly

MMA Member Services Coordinator Devon Elizabeth Williams
Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association