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Date: 9.20.22-9.22.22
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon PT (each day)
Location: Virtual Event

Please join us for the 41st Annual Civil Service Conference taking place on September 20-22, 2022, and hosted in partnership with Public Safety Testing. The program will be presented in a virtual format again this year and hosted over three days, providing Civil Service Commissioners, Secretaries and Examiners, other local human resources officials and legal counsel with practical information on best practices and emerging issues. The conference agenda can be found below.

Tuesday, September 20 - Day One

Wednesday, September 21 - Day Two

  • Hiring Public Safety Professionals in a Post-COVID, Post-Floyd Reality
  • The History and Application of Cause & Just Cause
  • Current Landscape in Managing and Litigating Vaccination Requirements

Thursday, September 22 - Day Three

  • Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from the Great Recession (2007-09)
    • Jon Walters - President, Public Safety Testing
    • Lisa Brandl - Deputy City Manager, City of Vancouver
    • Steve Brooks - Fire Chief, Lacey Fire District #3
    • Sue Rahr - King County Sheriff (retired); Executive Director (retired), Washington State CJTC
    • Colleen Wilson - Port of Seattle Police Chief (retired); Director of Promotional Testing Services, Public Safety Testing
    • Matthew Walters - Interim Director of Testing Services, Public Safety Testing
  • Polygraph: Best Practices
    • Mark Handler - Director of Professional Services, Converus
  • Public Safety Testing Annual All-Agency Business Meeting: Applicant Trends; Recruitment Strategies; Virtual Testing; What’s New at PST; and more!
    • Cerise Vablais - COO/Managing Partner, Public Safety Psychological Services
    • Rob Cate - Co-Founder & CEO, Interview Now
    • Paisley Stenerson - Human Resources, City of Kirkland
    • Greg Wilson - Director of Investigations, Public Safety Testing
    • Stephanie Hynes - PIO/Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Renton Police Department

  • Zoom Recordings

The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily reflect the position of Foster Garvey. Foster Garvey does not sponsor or endorse any presenter.

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

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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