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Labor Relations [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 25
 

9:30am EDT

Negotiating Health Benefits
Over the past few years there have been significant changes in the health insurance arena, including changes in the School Employees Health Benefit Program (SEHBP); Chapter 78’s sunset; and the advent of the Affordable Care Act. Learn how these changes affect collective negotiations.

1 QPA: Procurement Procedures 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

10:00am EDT

Analyzing Salary Guides
One of the hottest negotiations issues currently faced by school districts, this is more important than ever, since the embedded cost of increment in many existing teacher salary guides is greater than the settlement rate the district can afford. In this session, participants will do some exercises on "sample" guides to see how to analyze their own expiring guide as well as a union proposal.

Speakers
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Costing out the Labor Agreement
Employee compensation is determined through collective negotiations. The school board and union negotiate compensation along with other employee terms and conditions of employment. These terms and conditions are memorialized in the district’s labor agreements. Because employee compensation comprises the largest expenditure in a school district’s budget, it is essential that the school board ascertain the current and projected costs of salaries and benefits, and ensure that expenditures for employee compensation are consistent with the board’s management goals. This process is called “costing out” the labor agreement.

1.5 QPAs: Office Admin/General Duties 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA
KR

Kurt Rebovich

Consultant, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 318 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Student Achievement and Collective Bargaining
Does your collective bargaining agreement promote teacher quality andstudent achievement? Learn how different contract provisions affect teacher quality and explore how the collective bargaining agreement can be tailored to make student achievement the touchstone for decisions regarding resource allocation.

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA



Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
 
Wednesday, October 26
 

9:30am EDT

Labor Relations Mini-Workshop: Dawn of a New Day
This full-morning program will update board members and administrators on a variety of labor relations topics, including recent court decisions regarding Chapter 78 and increment, and developments in health insurance. This session is an important learning and networking opportunity for anyone involved in collective negotiations.

2.5 QPAs: Office Admin./General Duties 

Attendees needing to receive a Certificate of Attendance must be scanned at the conclusion of the program. 

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA
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Andrew B. Brown, Esq

Partner, SSE&C
I am an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in the area of labor and employment. I am eager to help school districts navigate the challenges of contract administration, personnel and other employee/employer relationships.
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Cameron R Morgan Esq

Attorney, Parker McCay
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA
GH

Gary Hall

HR Coord, Bergen Co. Tech Sch & Spec. Serv Sch District
MK

Michael Kaelber

Director Legal and Labor Relations, NJSBA
SR

Sandy Raup

Data Analyst, NJSBA
JR

Jennifer Roselle

Genova Burns



Wednesday October 26, 2016 9:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 303 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:30pm EDT

Teacher Tenure and Discipline Policies
Session participants will receive an overview of the applicable statutory and regulatory procedures regarding increment withholding, tenure charges, suspensions and terminations. The session will also include discussion of recent law illuminating examples of permissible discipline.

Speakers
AH

Adam Herman Esq

Attorney, Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere LLC
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA



Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 315 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

New Jersey Management-Labor Collaborative Project
Research conducted by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (RU-SMLR) Professor Saul Rubenstein reports the statistically significant positive impact that collaboration among administration and staff has on student achievement. NJSBA, RU-SMLR, NJASA, NJPSA, NJEA, and AFT-NJ are jointly providing professional development to districts to implement this process, which complements professional learning communities. In this session, an overview of the project will discussed and the six initial pilot districts will share their first year experiences.

Speakers
MB

Marie Blistan

NJEA Vice President Teacher, New Jersey Education Association
VD

Vincent De Lucia

Educator in Residence, NJSBA
DS

Dr Saul Rubenstein

Professor, Rutgers School of Labor & Management


Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 410 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Charter School Labor Relations Program: A Year in Review
Labor organizations are committed to unionizing New Jersey’s charter schools, and over the past year, several New Jersey charters have been successfully organized. What happens during unionization drive? How can management respond? What would a new union mean for the school? NJSBA's manager of labor relations will discuss all aspects of unionization in this timely program.

Speakers
PD

Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA


Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 417 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

The Hidden Cost of Lateral Movement on the Salary Guide
Advanced training for teachers can have serious financial consequences for boards of education, resulting from both tuition reimbursement and financial incentives for advanced degrees. This program will highlight the unanticipated and often overlooked impact upon the financial operations of boards of education and will offer tactics to limit the impact.

Speakers
SB

Steve Brennan

Business Administrator, Pinelands Regional Board of Education
RG

Robert Greitz

Consultant Negotiator, NJSBA



Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 421 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401