CCM’s Municipal Training Workshop Series: Municipal Best Practices and Limiting Legal Exposure


New date! Now’s your chance to register!! 


Training on Municipal Best Practices and Limiting Legal Exposure:

CRCOG’s Model Job Application, Position Descriptions and Employee Handbook


Friday, April 7, 2017

South Windsor Town Hall
1540 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT 06704
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Check-In begins at 8:30 a.m. 


FREE to CCM or CRCOG member municipalities | $120 fee for non-member municipalities




As part of its statewide Human Resources Portal Demonstration Project, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) partnered with Pullman and Comley, LLC, to create a compendium of model HR documents.  Drawing on their extensive knowledge of employment and labor law, the Pullman and Comley team crafted best practice-based and legally-compliant templates for communities to draw from in order to update and customize editions for local implementation.

These documents, which include a collection of model job descriptions, a comprehensive model Employee Handbook for non-union employees, and an updated municipal employment application, are now available to municipal officials across the state for download from CRCOG’s new HR Portal website,

Join this interactive presentation with CCM and CRCOG as we: walk through the model templates; highlight required and best practice components; explain the legal context for select provisions; and identify recent federal and state legislative changes that may have rendered existing municipal documents out-of-date and non-compliant.


  • Understand recent changes to the laws involving Job Applications, including the new “Ban the Box” legislation
  • Understand what should and should not be included in a non-union Employee Handbook
  • Get ideas for personnel policies to include in your next collective bargaining agreement
  • Learn about best practices concerning what to include in a municipal position description




Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds
Pullman and Comley, LLC



  • Mayors/First Selectmen
  • Town/City Managers
  • HR or Personnel Directors and/or Assistant HR or Personnel Directors
  • Finance Directors / Assistant Finance Directors
  • Persons charged with drafting municipal job applications, position descriptions, and handbooks
  • Municipal Attorneys




1. Online: Click here to register – Registration deadline: April 5th

2. Email:

3. Phone: CCM Training, (203) 498-3037

Limited seating available – please register early.

Refreshments will be provided by CRCOG

Cancellation Policy: This workshop may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified of any changes.




Here are just a few of our upcoming workshops:

  • Apr 11 – Building a Great Team Starts With You!
  • Apr 25 – 2017 Emergency Management Symposium
  • May 4 – Ethics, Accountability, and Conflicts of Interest

For a complete list of scheduled workshops, please click here.

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