MEDIA ADVISORY                                                               FURTHER INFORMATION:
April 28, 2000                                                                                                                                           Patricia Harris-Morehead at (615) 313-4707

EDITORS: Public Chapter 442 (the "Sunshine Law") enacted by the 88th General Assembly requires public notice of meetings of all government bodies whose action can affect public policy. Listed below is a schedule of the meetings, special seminars, or workshops sponsored by DHS during the month of April.

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
May 4 7:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Governor's Committee on Child Care Regular scheduled meeting of 14-member committee that includes legislators and representatives from the state departments
of Human Services; Education; Finance & Administration; and Labor& Workforce Development.
Legislative Plaza
Suite 12/14
Nashville, TN
May 4 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Tennessee Child Care Stakeholders Meeting Second meeting of work group charged with developing a rated licensing system for TN. Department of Human Services
900 Second Avenue North
Conference Room
Nashville, TN
May 6 9:00 a.m. 12:30 noon Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corporation (TCCFC) Small Business Seminar that focuses on marketing a child care business and computers & child care. Registration Fee: $30 (Advance) Pre-registration is required to participate in this seminar and the fee is non-refundable. For more information, call 1-888-413-CCFC Memphis Technical Assistance & Resource Center
555 Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee
May 169:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Statewide Independent Living Council, Inc. To review independent living operations within the state and advise the DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services on program issues. Radisson Hotel (Opryland)
2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN
May 199:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Tennessee Council for the Hearing Impaired Advisory Council Regular quarterly meeting of the Council to hear updates on the program.Family & Children's Services for the Deaf
317 Oak Street 1st Floor
Conference Room
Chattanooga, TN
May 208:30 a.m. 12:00 noonTennessee Child Care Facilities Corporation (TCCFC) Small Business Seminar that focuses on "The Balancing Act Personnel Management": hiring good staff; effective interviewing; motivating staff; empowering teachers; and wage/labor laws. Registration Fee: $20 (Advance) Registration Fee: $25 (Day of class) Pre-registration is required to
participate in this seminar and the fee is
non-refundable. For more information,
call 1-888-413-CCFC
Putnam County DHS Office
269 E. South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN

Individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in these proceedings should contact the Department of Human Services to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such participation. Contact may be in person, by writing, or by telephone, and should be made as soon as possible prior to the scheduled meeting date to allow time for the department to provide such aid or service.

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