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February 2019  

President's Report

Happy February! Thanks to Joe Childers, JTS Financial for speaking on “The Evolution of Benefits Administration Platforms” last month. I do hope you enjoyed the program. If you would like to hear about or know someone who would like to speak to our chapter, please contact me at president@wcashrm.org.

We currently have a board position available - VP of Programs. Are you interested in volunteering for programs? Or do you know someone who would like to be a part of our chapter board? Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any board member!

Thank you to those who brought hygiene products last month for Salvation Army. Please join us in helping Hope Movement by bringing shampoo/conditioner, trash bags, paper towels, and cleaning supplies to our February meeting.

Please mark your calendars for the following Programs/ Events of interest for 2019:

Junior Achievement – Looking for volunteers to participate in the Spring Semester
Junior Achievement Community Meeting – TBA (February 2019)
March 14, 2019 – Dawson Co-op Regional Advisory Meeting (Malvern)
April 3-5, 2019 Arkansas SHRM Conference (Hot Springs Convention Center)
June 23-26, 2019SHRM Annual Conference (Las Vegas)
August 29, 2019Managers Seminar (Hot Springs Convention Center)

The early bird deadline to register for the ARSHRM Conference ends on February 28th. I look forward to seeing you at the Conference April 3rd – 5th at the Hot Springs Convention Center. I hope everyone is planning to attend. Hot Spring is our hometown and it will be great to represent our Chapter at the Conference with a large chapter presence. We are giving away a complimentary registration at the next meeting! Must be a renewed member and must be present to win!

ARSHRM is looking for door prizes for the ARSHRM HR Conference in April. If you would like to donate something, please bring it to one of our next two meetings or email Cinthia Machado at doorprizes@wcashrm.org.

We are looking for monthly meeting sponsors. The cost is $75 for members and $125 for non-members. If you are interested in sponsoring a meeting or know of a company that might be interested in sponsoring, please email Kym Reed at pres-elec@wcashrm.org.

Our next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at CHI St. Vincent Health Center. Our meeting sponsor will be Arora and our speaker will be Bruce Cross, Legislative Affairs update. See you there!

Mary

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Meeting Topic

Bruce Cross
Legislative Affairs Update

February 26, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CHI St. Vincent's Hot Springs McCauley Room

This labor and employment law presentation will provide an overview of key employment laws and relevant case law to equip HR professionals with legal insight and analysis on some of the most prevalent employment law issues from 2018 and provide insight to issues on the horizon in 2019.

J. Bruce Cross is a director in the firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in Little Rock, Arkansas, who practices in the areas of labor and employment defense law. Bruce is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers of the American Bar Association. He was also named Lawyer of the Year in Little Rock in Labor Law – Management in 2014 & 2019. Bruce is also listed as a Leading Lawyer in Labor and Employment in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law; US News and World Report Listing of Best Labor and Employment Lawyers ; Who’s Who Legal: Labor & Employment 2018; Mid-South Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Arkansas Mid-South Super Lawyers. Bruce received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Bruce’s practice includes work before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wage & Hour and OFCCP Divisions of the Department of Labor, as well as related federal and state court litigation.

1 hour SHRM PDCs and HRCI is approved

 

WCASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

The use of the HRCI seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval

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Monthly Sponsor

ARORA EXISTS TO RESTORE LIVES–THROUGH THE LIFE-SAVING AND LIFE-RESTORING TRANSPLANTATION OF ORGANS AND TISSUE.

As the nonprofit, accredited organ procurement organization for Arkansas, ARORA works with hundreds of partners throughout the state–hospitals, medical professionals, law enforcement agencies, coroners and the Arkansas Medical Examiner–to maximize each opportunity for organ and tissue donation. Through the miracles of modern medical science, thousands of people’s lives are changed by this work every year.

To register to become an eye, tissue and organ donor go to www.arora.org or www.donatelifearkansas.org.

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Membership Corner

It’s time to renew your WCASHRM Membership! Our 2019 applications are available on the WCASHRM site or click right here..2019 Membership2019 WCASHRM Membership App.doc. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at membership@wcashrm.org, or you may call me at 501-321-4417. A BIG thank you to those who have already sent your applications back. As a reminder, WCASHRM Dues are free for SHRM Members who designate WCASHRM (#0467) as their primary chapter. You can email membership@wcashrm.org for information. And if you are not a member of National SHRM, remember, the early bird deadline for the WCASHRM reduced rates is March 31, 2019.

I would like to see if there is any interest among our group for being on a membership welcoming committee. I truly understand that we are all busy and don’t have much time outside our jobs and family life, however, I promise the task will not be difficult – just a matter of helping to welcome new members into our group. Basically, when we have a new member, they will be assigned a “buddy” who will sit with them at the meetings and help to introduce them to other members. So who’s up for this task?    

Now for the other factor of membership and increasing our numbers. Do you know someone who would benefit from having contacts within our group and from hearing our monthly speakers on the various HR related topics? If you answered yes, please invite them to come to a meeting. Introduce them to our great group of HR leaders.

- Marina Mueller, VP of Membership

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Community Involvement

Please bring products for the Hope Movement including Shampoo/conditioner, trash bags, paper towels, and cleaning supplies to the February meeting. We also encourage your employees to donate as well.

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Workforce Readiness

We are still in need of 4 volunteers for the JA Program. The volunteers will go into Lakeside and teach the following classes:

JA Be Entrepreneurial: 8-8:50 am
JA Career Success: 10-10:50 am
JA Career Success: 10:55-11:45 am
JA Personal Finance: 2:20-3:10 pm

We need 1 volunteer per class.

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Diamond Lakes Reality Fairs:

Tuesday, February 19- Malvern Middle School 7:30a-1:00
Thursday, March 7th- Teen Challenge of Arkansas 9:30am-12:00 noon
Thursday, March 28th – Sheridan Jr High 7:45am – duration of school day (3:00-3:30)
Friday, April, 26th – ACTI (Arkansas Career Training Institute)  8:00am 3:00pm
Thursday, May 2nd- Lakeside High School 7:30am- 3:30pm
Friday, July 12th- ACTI (Arkansas Career Training Institute)  8:00am-3:00pm

Please email Lanetta at wfr@wcashrm.org if you can help with either program.

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ARSHRM Events

CONFERENCE GIVEAWAY!

We're giving away a state conference registration to a member (renewed) at the February meeting. Must be present to win!

 

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Board Positions Open

The Vice President of Programs position is open and we are seeking a volunteer to serve in this role. The position arranges each monthly meeting program and coordinates with HRCI and SHRM to certify these programs.

If you are interested in the position, please contact our President, Mary Swope, at president@wcashrm.org.

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Certification

If you are interested in becoming certified with SHRM or HRCI, please see the information and list of resources below.

SHRM

As the leading advocate for HR professionals worldwide, providing HR research and education, SHRM launched an unparalleled study to define not only the knowledge, but also the competencies required of today’s HR leaders. The result of this rigorous research was the SHRM HR Competency Model which forms an important foundation for the new SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP).

Below are the SHRM exam windows and exam fees. For more information on the application process, eligibility criteria, SHRM Foundation Certification Scholarships, testing locations, the HRM Certification Handbook, the SHRM BoCK, the SHRM Certification Practice Questions, visit https://www.shrm.org/certification/apply/ExamFees/Pages/default.aspx.

2019 Spring Exam Window 
May 1 - July 15, 2019

Applications
Accepted

Regular Application    Deadline

Late Application Deadline

Jan. 2

Mar. 22

Apr. 12

2019 Winter Exam Window 
December 1, 2019 - February 15, 2020

Applications
Accepted

Regular Application    Deadline

Late Application Deadline

May 13

Oct. 18

Nov. 9

 

EXAM FEES

Exam Fees

SHRM Member Price

Nonmember Price

Exam Fee (SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP)

$300 USD

$400 USD

Application Processing Fee 
(nonrefundable)

$50 USD
(included in exam fee)

$50 USD
(included in exam fee)

Late Application Fee
(nonrefundable)

$75 USD

$75 USD

Transfer Fee

$100 USD
(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)

$100 USD
(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)

Retest Fee

Full exam fee

Full exam fee

Rescore Fee

$50 USD

$50 USD

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

HR certification is a career-long commitment that shows your peers, your employees and your organization that you have mastered the principles of human resources and that you are dedicated to staying current in your profession.

To become certified, you must meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. To remain certified, you must stay current in the HR profession and recertify every three years. You display your certification by putting the credentials after your name. For information on how to apply for certification, visit the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) website.

HRCI provides year-round testing, which provides you with the most flexibility possible to accommodate your busy schedule. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements to take an exam, which is valid for 120 calendar days from the application approval date. For complete details visit https://www.hrci.org/how-to-get-certified/apply-for-certification/exam-fees.

HRCI EXAM fees

EXAM

APPLICATION FEE*

EXAM FEE

TOTAL

aPHR

$100

$300

$400

*aPHRi

$100

$300

$400

PHR

$100

$395

$495

PHRca

$100

$395

$495

*PHRi

$100

$395

$495

SPHR

$100

$495

$595

*SPHRi

$100

$495

$595

GPHR

$100

$495

$595


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Global Campus - Located in Rogers. Serving Northwest Arkansas and the world. 

Need to Prepare for the SHRM exam?
Click here for a list of classes

 

 

 The chapter owns a set of study materials for the SHRM exam. If you would like to borrow the materials, email Deanna at certification@wcashrm.org.

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