Head Start Personnel Policies and Procedures: What Should Head Start Leadership Consider in Reopening?

Atlanta, GA US
February 15, 2022

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This training is a pre-conference session for the Head Start Region IV Annual Conference. To register for the full conference, click here.

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the regulations related to the human resources lifecycle of the Head Start employment relationship, especially as they pertain today in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as Head Start programs begin to fully re-open for in-person services. During the course of the presentation we will highlight the issues Head Start human resource professionals should be thinking about, including how to update HR policies and procedures, background checks, staff qualifications, and more.

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Directors / Managers
  • Other Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and key staff directly involved with on-boarding or managing Head Start staff
  • Head Start Leadership, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and Head Start Program Directors

Learning Objectives

By the end of the presentation participants will be able to:

  • Describe key requirements for Head Start HR policies and procedures;
  • Observe where the pitfalls lie for your program for updating HR policies; and
  • Understand current application of the Head Start background check requirements.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/15/2022 - 9:00am EST
Event ends: 
02/15/2022 - 3:30pm EST


Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center | Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
*All specific agenda times are ET and subject to change*
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Welcome and Part I
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Group Activity: Case Study
10:45 am - 11:15 amGroup Report Back and Review
11:30 am - 1:00 pmLunch
1:15 pm - 2:30 pmPart II
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Group Activity: Case Study
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmGroup Report Back and Review
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States


Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]


A Senior Counsel with the firm in the Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Law practice groups, Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. [Full Bio]


Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 4.50 Certificate of Attendance


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This training is a pre-conference session for the Head Start Region IV Annual Conference. To register for the full conference, click here.

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