April2020 Print

President's Report

Hello WCASHRM Members,

As a valued member of the WCASHRM Chapter, your health and well-being are important to us. We appreciate your patience during this rapidly changing and increasingly unpredictable environment.

While many questions regarding the novel coronavirus remain unanswered, WCASHRM is taking the necessary steps to protect our Members. We cancelled our March Meeting and April is cancelled as well. CHI will let us know when we can resume meetings in the McAuley Room. WCASHRM has scheduled a FREE webinar with Cindy Kolb from Cross Gunter to talk about FFRCA, unemployment and other related issues.  The webinar is scheduled for April 14th at 2:30 pm. We will be emailing details this week.

Check out our NEW WCASHRM WEBSITE - WCASHRM. Thank you Tara for all of your hard work getting our website updated! The new look is sleek and very professional.

Our community outreach is still very important to us. Thank you to everyone who participated in donating Bus Passes for Veterans, January-March 2020. We are committed to our community outreach program.  Our charity for April-June will be United Way of the Ouachitas COVID Relief Fund.  Donate Here or You can also mail a monetary donation to: WCASHRM, PO Box 8, Hot Springs, AR, 71902.

The ARSHRM Conference has been rescheduled for October and will be held in conjunction with the ELLA Conference. This SUPER CONFERENCE is going to be a special event.  The new dates are below. Please be sure to change your Hotel Reservations. Thanks to the ARSHRM Conference Committee for all their hard work.

There are practical, commonsense ways for you to take care of yourself, protect others, and monitor latest developments. Here are a few websites with tips to keep you and your employees safe.  SHRM Coronavirus Resources  , Arkansas Department of Health , CDC Resources for Employers  Department of Labor (DOL)

Please mark your calendars for the following Programs/ Events of interest for 2020:
Super Conference October 12th-15th, Rogers, AR – ELLA 2020 & ARSHRM HR Conference & Expo (separate registrations for two events)
August 27th - Join us for the 17th Annual WCASHRM Managers' Seminar [8 a.m. - 4 p.m.]  At the Hot Springs Convention Center - Hot Springs, AR.

A few things you can do to support yourself during this time.
-Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
-Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, take a good walk and get good sleep.
-Make time to unwind, do some other activities you enjoy.
-Connect with any of your WCASHRM Members. We are here to help!

Stay Safe, Happy and Healthy! We are in this together. 
Terry

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