Advanced Fair Labor Standards Act

Before an entity attempts to comply with the FLSA with respect to a particular individual or class of individuals, the entity should first determine whether the FLSA even covers the individual or class in question; that is, whether the individual is considered to be an employee under the Act.  While most workers are covered as employees, there are certain classes of individuals who are not considered employees.  Volunteers and independent contractors are not covered by the Act.  In addition, trainees and certain elected officials, their staff, and certain employees of legislative bodies are also not covered by the FLSA.

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An Agency's Guide to Employee Retirement

Public sector pensions are increasingly in the spotlight. News stories, magazine articles, court cases, and even ballot initiatives, all discussing the state of public sector pensions – Are they too lucrative? Are they sustainable? Are defined benefits a good idea? All questions that are being debated in the court of public opinion, especially as public agencies struggle with increasing deficits and decreasing revenues. How to address these increasing costs can be a workbook in and itself. However, before an agency can look at making changes to benefits, it needs to understand the dynamics of a pension system and some of the unique legal issues involving pension benefits.

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Best Practices in Personnel Management

Today's public sector managers and supervisors must balance the ever-increasing demand for public services against an ever-shrinking budget. Because public services are necessarily provided to taxpayers through an agency's personnel, managers and supervisors must develop personnel management skills to meet productivity demands while also ensuring compliance with the many laws and rules regulating workplace conduct. This workbook was developed to assist managers and supervisors in developing the personnel management strategies necessary to carry out these objectives.

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Best Practices in Personnel Management (CCD)

Today's community colleges are called upon to serve widely diverse student populations through a variety of college programs.  Students range from transfer students to students working toward a vocational certificate to students taking a single class for personal fulfillment.  Many dedicated and talented faculty and staff are necessary to support these various educational programs.  Instructional faculty, counselors, instructional aides, clerical, and custodial staff all directly impact the quality of the education the District is able to provide. 

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