Water Restrictions Lifted

Story by Kevin Canfield found on TulsaWorld.com

The city has lifted the voluntary water restrictions it implemented July 31, city officials said Monday.

The restrictions also applied to residents of Jenks, Owasso and Bixby, which receive water from the city of Tulsa.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett signed an executive order Monday ending the voluntary water restrictions.

“We received great response from our water customers once voluntary restrictions were enacted two weeks ago,” Bartlett said in a news release. “Our plants have been running near 94 percent capacity, but with cooler temperatures and customers taking part in conserving, we have been able to bring our water usage level down dramatically.”

The restrictions were implemented after the city used 198.09 million gallons of water on July 29 and 207.3 million gallons July 30.

The July 30 usage figure is the highest of the year.

The restrictions…

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Management Leadership Institute: Learn 2 Lead – September 06, 2012 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, September 6, 2012
8:00 AM – Noon

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10810 E 45th Street
Suite 100
Tulsa, OK 74146
(918) 728-6143The first Series of four, Learn 2 Lead focuses on your development as an effective supervisor, hiring manager, leader of teams, visionary, and most importantly, servant leader.  Watch for Future Quarterly programs including: Sales & Marketing, Finance & Accounting, and Quality & Continuous Improvement.

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Water Rationing Still Needed

Story by Staff Reports found on TulsaWorld.com

Tulsa’s water usage declined slightly Friday, but voluntary water rationing will remain in effect for city residents.

The city’s water customers consumed 199 million gallons Friday, according to city officials Saturday. It’s the first time since Sunday that water usage was under 200 million gallons.

The voluntary rationing also applies to residents of Jenks, Owasso and Bixby who receive water from the city of Tulsa.

The rationing order is triggered when water use tops 197 million gallons per day for two consecutive days. Should the city’s water usage exceed 204 million gallons two days in a row, the voluntary water restrictions announced Tuesday by Mayor Dewey Bartlett would become mandatory.

Those restrictions include…

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Best Employer Defense Training Series 2012– August 08, 2012 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM

Best Employer Defense Training Series 2012

The EEOC reported in January 2012 that claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against employers hit a record high for 2011, eclipsing the record set in 2010. The EEOC also reported that the average cost of one claim exceeded $235,000.

Making matters worse, effective November 1, 2011, all Oklahoma employers may now be sued and held liable for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The best defense is a good offense. To educate and equip employers to implement the best offense for avoiding claims, Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P. has partnered with Career Development Partners, Regent Bank, Robert Stephen Capital Management and Tedford Insurance to present the

TRAINING DATES & TOPICS

HOW TO AVOID HARASSMENT SUITS
August 8th

HOW TO AVOID DISCRIMINATION SUITS”
September 12th

HOW TO AVOID RETALIATION SUITS
October 10th

HOW TO DISCIPLINE & DISCHARGE WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING SUED
November 14th

HOW TO AVOID DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS
December 12th

HOW TO AVOID COSTLY PAYROLL & BENEFITS CLAIMS
January 9th

AGENDA

SIGN IN & NETWORKING
11:15 – 11:30

LUNCH, NETWORKING & ANNOUNCEMENTS
11:30 – 12:00

TRAINING SESSION
12:00 – 1:00

COST

Cost of Entire Series

$399 (just $66.50 per session, per person). Receive a discount by getting two or more people to sign up for the Series.

$299 (just $49.83 per session, per person) if three or more from the same organization register to attend.

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$79 per session per person. Receive $10 off by inviting two or more friends who register for a session.

Cost includes

lunch, beverages, training materials, certificate of completion (which can be used as evidence in the event of a claim), sample policies and forms, and continuing education credit where applicable, and audit of existing polices, procedures, employee handbook or policy manual. Best Employer Defense services are designed to help clients implement best employment practices to prevent claims and to place employers in the best position possible to successfully defend against claims should they arise.

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For further details or to register email or call Jessica Jensen at jjensen@dsda.com or 918-591-5203. Registration must be received at least three days in advance