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The Personnel Testing Council of Northern California

An organization of Northern California personnel assessment and selection professionals.

2015 First Quarter Training

Do you work in or near San Francisco? Please join us for an extended lunch on Wednesday, March 25th, as we host a spirited discussion on Testing Alternatives for Supervisory Positions.

PTC-NC members can attend at no cost. Not a member? No problem, you can still join the discussion for a modest $10 entrance fee.

Feel free to bring your own lunch, or purchase a box lunch for $10 per person.

For more details on the topic, venue, and contact information, please see the Event Flyer.

IPAC 2015 is near!

IPAC 2015

IPAC 2015

With the new year comes new challenges, as well as new opportunities. Inform your peers on assessment and personnel related issues that matter to you, by presenting your work at the upcoming IPAC 2015. This year’s conference will be held at the Buckhead Marriott in Atlanta, Georgia, and is aptly themed as “Hot Topics & Cool Solutions!

A number of Keynote speakers have been secured and will be presenting their unique perspectives based on their experience in the academic, public, and private sectors.

The conference runs from July 19th – 22nd, and will also include a number of pre-conference workshops.

To learn more about how you can present your work, view the request for proposals. To learn more about the conference in general, including how you can attend as a normal visitor, view the official conference website at, and finally if you are student who would like to present your work, please see the Student Poster Guide.

Hope to see you in #IPAClanta !


‘Twas the Night Before the PTC Luncheon

(A poem by Mike Willihnganz, based on The Night Before Christmas by Henry Livingston)

‘Twas the night before the PTC luncheon, and all through the HR shop
HR analysts were scurrying, so assignments would not drop

Requisitions for recruitments, were flowing in like air
With so many tests to develop, there was little time to spare

The support staff was trying, its best to assist
So critical recruitment deadlines, would not be missed

On the top of the list, are requests for firefighters and cops
These hires are critical, so that public safety will not flop

The job analyses have been completed, with KSAs and tasks linked
The job bulletins have been written, and recruitment ads have been inked

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June 2014 Training Forum – June 25, 2014

June Training Forum – Minimum Qualifications: Best Practice and Group Discussion


PTC/NC’s next training forum will take place June 25, 2014.  We have Bryan Baldwin and Tina Pruett  and Karen Coffee scheduled to speak for the event, covering different aspects of and alternatives to using minimum qualifications as a part of a selection process.  After our speakers, we’ll be having a group discussion about the best way to use MQs in your organization and the various challenges associated with doing them well.


1, South Van Ness,  2nd floor atrium

San Francisco 


Registration begins at 9:00 AM

Conference begins, 10:00AM,   ends  3:00 PM

Cost and Lunch

FREE!   Participation is free to those who pre-register, and lunch will be provided by PTC  (lasagna hot meal, both meat and vegetarian).

If you have any other PTC/NC questions, please feel free to contact Carol Gagnon.