Dates and Time (sessions are identical)

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka

Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m and the meeting should adjourn at 4:00 p.m. EPS Agenda


Registration is now closed.

Topics and Speakers



Preparing for Payroll Year-end and Beyond

A wide range of compliance topics will be discussed, including:

•  Legislative changes that will impact year-end planning
•  Your year-end “to do” list
•  Update on recent IRS and State and local government audit activity
•  Social Security Administration mismatch notices
•  Remote worker payroll tax treatment
•  Independent contractor vs. employee

Kristina Dietrick, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Trends

Kristina will lead an interactive discussion on workplace etiquette covering topics such as:

  • Identifying workplace boundary challenges
  • Defining your harassment policies and procedures
  • Enhancing your understanding of boundary dilemmas
  • Staying inside the boundaries and responding appropriately

She will also present “Hiring the ‘Best’ Talent” to find the best matches for your open positions. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Company branding – purpose and mission
  • Knowing what you are seeking – job descriptions
  • Advertising
  • Interviewing – phone and face-to-face
  • Background checks
  • Offers of employment
  • Orientation and onboarding

Kristina is the President and Owner of HR Partners, located in Topeka, and has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources. Prior to acquiring the company, she held several executive-level Human Resources positions in the agricultural, behavioral health and healthcare industries.  At HR Partners, Kristina provides Human Resources support and solutions to a variety of businesses, professions and organizations throughout the Midwest.

Special Agent Michael Miller

Civilian Active Shooter Preparation and Response

With over 20 years of experience in the FBI, SA Miller will help you prepare your organization for the worst case scenario. Topics covered will include:

  • Defining Active Shooter
  • Analyzing statistical data related to Active Shooter events
  • A brief history of Active Shooter events
  • Planning for an Active Shooter event and response options
  • Working with first responding law enforcement and medical personnel in the context of having an organizational plan
  • Pre-attack behavioral indicators and having a plan for addressing these concerns both from potential internal and external threats

SA Michael Miller has been with the FBI for 20 years having served initially in the Chicago Field Office and currently serves in the Kansas City Field Office. SA Miller has worked in Healthcare Fraud, Counter-terrorism, and coordinated an Evidence Response Team (ERT) Program.  Currently, he serves as the Training Coordinator for the Kansas City Field Office. His ERT duties included processing crime scenes including the New York Fresh Kills Landfill rubble from the attacks on the Twin Towers; countless death scene investigations; the Excel Industries Active Shooting incident in 2014; and the coordination of the execution of multiple related and complex search warrants.

Kerri Reisdorff, Esq.


What’s New in Employment Law

Challenges in employment law are abundant and ever-changing. In this year’s update, Kerri will cover these topics and more:

  • Ban the Box legislation
  • Can and should you test for drug use?
  • Employees with medical conditions
  • Update to DOL’s proposed overtime regulations
  • MeToo Movement update
  • Diversity initiatives in the workplace

Kerri is a shareholder in the Kansas City office of law firm Ogletree Deakins. She concentrates her practice in the labor and employment arena in the exclusive representation of management.  Kerri advises and defends clients with regard to all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including compliance with non-discrimination statutes, the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, NLRA, and state and local employment statutes. She has assisted clients in proactively addressing issues involving the development of union-free operations, and the preparation of employee handbooks and procedure manuals.

Kerri also devotes a significant amount of her practice to preventative training and counseling for her clients’ supervisors and management on a variety of employment-law-related topics.

Driving Directions and Parking

KU Edwards Campus | BEST Conference Center – Click here for directions
Our meeting will be in the BEST Conference Center of the KU Edwards Campus.

Free parking is available to visitors and students except for a designated faculty/staff parking located on the south side of Regnier Hall marked with signage. See the campus map to view the parking lots.

There is accessible parking available in the parking lot on the east side of the Regents Center, the west end of the south parking lot by Regnier Hall and on the north side of the BEST Building.

Capitol Plaza HotelClick here for directions
Our meeting will be in the Sunflower Ballroom of the Maner Conference Center, which is adjacent to the hotel and accessible from 17th Street.


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