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Date: 9.28.21-9.30.21
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon PT (each day)
Location: Virtual Event

Please join us for the 40th Annual Civil Service Conference, which will be held virtually and spread across three half-day sessions on September 28-30, 2021. 

Who should attend? The conference provides civil service commissioners, secretaries and examiners, other local human resources officials and legal counsel with practical information on best practices and emerging issues they face every day.

Tuesday, September 28

  • Basic Training for New Commissioners & Essentials Refresher for Commissioners and Staff
    • Steve DiJulio - Principal, Foster Garvey PC

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Download Day One presentation materials
Watch a recording of the program

Wednesday, September 29

  • A Look Inside the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
    • Monica Alexander - Executive Director, CJTC
  • Innovations in Fire Recruitment: The Tumwater Experience
    • Ann Cook - Communications Director, City of Tumwater
    • Brian Hurley - Fire Chief, City of Tumwater
  • Annual Legal Update
    • Steve DiJulio - Principal, Foster Garvey PC

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Download Day Two presentation materials
Watch a recording of the program

Thursday, September 30

  • Panel Discussion - Hiring a Diverse Workforce: Does Civil Service Help or Hinder? Strategies for Success
    • Kay Barnes - Equity Manager, City of Everett
    • Steve DiJulio - Principal, Foster Garvey PC
    • Kalie Nichols - Senior HR Analyst, City of Lacey
    • Scott Snyder - Member, Ogden Murphy Wallace
    • Jon Walters - Founder & President, Public Safety Testing
  • Public Safety Testing Annual All-Agency Business Meeting

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Download Day Three agenda

The conference will be complimentary for our guests and hosted via the Zoom platform. 

Registration. Please RSVP now at by providing your details (name, title, organization, email address) and which day(s) of the Conference you would like to attend.

Credits. We are pleased to offer both CLE and SHRM credits. We will also offer certificates of completion by request. Credit hours pending.

Questions? For questions related to registration, please contact For questions about Public Safety Testing's Annual All-Agency meeting, please contact PST at or 1.866.HIRE.911.

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