2020 Effective Supervisory Practices Session 2: The HR Stuff: Ensuring a Safe, Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace (Chapters 14, 15)
Recorded On: 09/17/2020
Based on Chapters 14 and 15, this session discusses the supervisor's role in fostering a safe, harassment-free work environment.
- Legal definitions of harassment and discrimination
- How to recognize harassment and discrimination
- The supervisor's role in addressing issues/complaints
- The complaint interview
- Effective intervention
- Workplace wellness and safety programs
Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski
Founder and President, Human Resources Services, Inc.
Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski, is founder and president of Human Resources Services, Inc. (HRS), a small woman-owned business located in the greater Boston area. HRS is a major provider of HR Consulting Services, particularly pay/classification/performance, to local governments in Massachusetts.
With nearly 30 years of experience providing technical assistance to local governments in key areas of human resource management, she and her associates provide consultancy services to hundreds of New England cities, towns, school districts, counties, regional agencies, and state agencies. Sandy is co-author of the newly released ICMA e-book, Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals. She is a contributor to ICMA’s Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide (1st, 2nd, 3rdEditions) and has also authored an ICMA IQ Management Report on Staffing and Utilization Studies.
She has served as adjunct professor and guest speaker at colleges/universities in the Boston area. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Suffolk University.
Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM
Senior Management Consultant, Municipal Resources, Inc.
Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM, is senior management consultant, Director of Human Resources Services for Municipal Resources, Inc. She has 38 years of public sector management experience and seven years private sector experience. Carol has served in town and county manager positions in New England and also as director of administration in Herndon, Virginia, and as personnel director in Fairfax, Virginia.
Carol’s expertise in human resources and labor relations includes the establishment of personnel policies, organizational and staffing studies, wage, classification and benefit studies, human resource audits, and union negotiations. She serves on the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board and teaches Public Administration and Adjunct Professor teaching Human Resources at Granite State College of the University of NH. She is also the co-author of the ICMA e-book "Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals."
Michelle Poché Flaherty
Assistant City Manager, City of Redwood City, CA
With 30 years of government experience, Michelle Poché Flaherty has held senior executive positions in federal, state and local government. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation; Deputy City Manager of Palo Alto, CA; and is currently the Assistant City Manager of Redwood City, CA. Michelle is a certified executive coach, published author and instructor in leadership, and subject matter expert in organizational performance management.
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