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  • 14 Oct 2019 9:04 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)


    Here are a few things for you to know:

    If You Are Attending the Chapter Meeting and Riding the Shuttle:

    1.  You will receive your Keeneland Grandstands ticket when you check in for the meeting.  Please see Leslie Moore. 

    2. The Shuttle will begin boarding at 12:15pm in front of The Grand Reserve following the end of the Chapter Meeting.

    3. The shuttle will leave The Grand Reserve PROMPTLY at 12:30pm.

    4.  When you arrive at Keeneland, please listen to the driver as he will tell you where to meet in order to ride the shuttle back to The Grand Reserve.  The shuttle will depart Keeneland PROMPTLY at 4:30pm. 

    There will not be a BGSHRM Board Member to ensure everyone is on the shuttle, so please make sure you and your friends are back on the shuttle no later than 4:30pm.  

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    If You Are Attending the Chapter Meeting and Are NOT Riding the Shuttle:

     1.  You will receive your Keeneland Grandstands ticket when you check in for the meeting.  Please see Leslie Moore.

    2.  There is no reserved parking for BGSHRM at the track, you will need to park on your own.

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    If You Are Not Attending the Chapter Meeting, But Will Be Attending the Keeneland Social Only:

    1.  You will receive your tickets at the Keeneland Will Call window.

    2.  There is no reserved parking for BGSHRM at the track, you will need to park on your own.

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    For more information or to get answers to your questions, please contact communications@bgshrm.org


  • 10 Oct 2019 12:53 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    Department of Labor Salary Exemption Rule: 

    Department of Labor issued a final change to the salary exemption rule, changing the cutoff from $455 per week to $684 per week ($23,660 to $35,568).  The new rule becomes effective on January 1, 2020. Additional information can be found at https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/index.htm.


    EEO1 Comp 2 Report:

    Letters have been generated and the EEO1 Comp2 report is out and now accepting submissions.  There is an option to upload a .csv file for efficient submissions, 2017 and 2018 must be submitted separately.  The deadline for completion was 9/30/19.  EEO has announced that they are strongly considering not making this an annual requirement due to the labor intensive responsibility it places on employers.


    Security/OSHA Updates: 

    If you do not already have a strong safety plan in place, you should do so immediately and ensure that Active Shooter Training is included.  The Department of Homeland Security has a free training available on their website at https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/active-shooter-preparedness. Also, just a reminder that there are protections for gender neutrality now included in OSHA regulations – especially concerning restroom utilization. 


    Upcoming update to the W-4:

    There is a pending update to the W-4, which is set to be released sometime before spring of 2020.  It lengthens the W-4 to several pages, and includes the bracket as a requirement, where it used to be for reference.


  • 03 Oct 2019 12:35 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    Last Chance to win a prize for Referring New Members!

    You could win a free year of paid dues for helping us grow!

    We are entering the home stretch for Membership Referral Program! It is easy to participate, simply encourage your colleagues, students, customers, vendors, and other interested parties to join Bluegrass SHRM and enjoy the same great benefits you do!

    Each new member you refer qualifies as an entry into a drawing for chances for one of two (2) possible of a free Yearly membership renewal for January 2021.


    Rules of the contest:

    • Members need not be present to win

    • Yearly drawings will be at the December program meeting

    • Each new member counts as a separate entry into each of the yearly drawings

    • There is no limit to the number of members you can refer.

    • The new member must declare the referring member in the "Referred By" section of their application

    • The referring member must be an active member at the time the referral completes their application and at the time of the year-end drawing

    • A new member is any person who has never been a member of SHRM of Bluegrass SHRM

    • Referral Program ends November 1, 2019.

    • Bluegrass SHRM reserves the right to change this program at any time.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Bluegrass SHRM chapter!

    Dues are only $50.00 per calendar year for National SHRM members and $75.00 for Non-National SHRM members. You may also choose you pre-pay for meals for the year along with your membership dues. Credit card payments are accepted online.

    Current members of Bluegrass SHRM will be entered into a drawing for each new member you refer. The winner will be announced at our November Chapter Meeting (November 12, 2019).



    New Members: to apply, simply click here. If new members apply before midnight November 1, 2019, the referring members name will be entered in a drawing for a prize!


    • New members registering will need to enter the referring members name (first AND last name) at the bottom of their online application. You will be entered into a prize drawing for EACH new member you refer (refer 5 new members, get entered 5 times!)

    Thank you for helping us grow!


    Kriste BlumettiMembership Directors (membership@bgshrm.org)


  • 24 Sep 2019 11:12 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule raising the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions from overtime pay.


    Read more here:

    https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20190924

  • 20 Sep 2019 12:27 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    Don't miss your chance to participate in this D&I Tagline contest to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!

    Submit entries to diversity@bgshrm.org by OCTOBER 8th!


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  • 11 Sep 2019 2:29 PM | Michael Hooper (Administrator)

    Please click HERE to see the 3rd quarterly BGSHRM Gazette Newsletter.  If you are interested in being on the newsletter committee, please email communications@bgshrm.org.

  • 11 Sep 2019 8:37 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)


    What is the SHRM Foundation?

    The SHRM Foundation is the charity affiliate of SHRM, dedicated to empowering HR professionals to build inclusive organizations where employees thrive and organizations achieve success.The mission of the SHRM Foundation is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen, and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.

    The SHRM Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year to HR professionals and students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, certification, and professional development. The SHRM Foundation also develops research-based workplace inclusion solutions for HR professionals, with recent initiatives focused on the aging workforce and the hiring and retention of military veterans.

    Why should I donate?

    As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the work of the SHRM Foundation is made possible by generous donations from HR professionals and the support of SHRM.

    With more than 500 SHRM Chapters, the Top 25 fundraising Chapters represent the top five percent of all SHRM chapters. Those in the top 25 have the highest yearly contributions, including gifts from the chapter plus recognition credits donated by individuals or companies on behalf of the chapter. Last year, the Bluegrass SHRM Chapter was ranked #3 out of ALL CHAPTERS!!! So now we need your help to break the top 10 and remain one of the Top 25 Fundraising Chapters!! 


    Get Involved and Make a Donation!

    If you're interested in making a contribution, you still have time before the end of the year! Make a donation online today at shrmfoundation.org/donate! Giving directly to the SHRM Foundation ensures that your donation is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! 


    All donors who give online or give an offline gift of $25 or more will receive an acknowledgement letter which is your receipt for tax purposes. All donors are encouraged to give recognition credits to their chapter and council in honor of their gift. Recognition credits should to be given during the point of donation, and can be added or adjusted by donor request to SHRMFoundation@shrm.org.


  • 10 Sep 2019 8:56 PM | Michael Hooper (Administrator)

    We'd love to here your thoughts.  Please follow the link below to submit feedback regarding the September 2019 BGSHRM Chapter Meeting.  


    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XH6GPTX



  • 05 Sep 2019 9:17 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)



    Our annual silent auction, to benefit the SHRM Foundation, will take place on Dec 10th from 4-7PM and we need your help to make it a success!!

    If you or your company would like to sponsor a silent auction donation or you have a referral to someone you think might be interested, contact foundation@bgshrm.org!



  • 26 Aug 2019 2:04 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    2020 Board Nominations are OPEN!!
    Self-Nominations Encouraged!
    Deadline October 1st!

    The 2019 BGSHRM board is seeking nominations for the 2020 BGSHRM board! You will find the 4 open positions below, along with the names of members that have volunteered to run for those roles. Self-nominations are encouraged! Deadline to self-nominate is Tuesday, October 1st. Elections will take place in October. Voting will take place anonymously and electronically so please make sure your email address associated with your BGSHRM account is up-to-date.

    If you wish to self-nominate for any of the roles below, 
    contact President-Elect Amanda Sutton at::
     
    presidentelect@bgshrm.org


    Eligibility, per by-laws:

    • All candidates for the board of directors must have “Professional member” or “Associate member with SHRM membership” status in the Chapter and be in good standing with the Chapter. '"Student members" and "Associates without SHRM membership" are in-eligible to vote or serve on the board.
    • To qualify for an Officer role, must have at least one (1) year of membership with the Chapter and be a member of National SHRM. Additionally, to qualify for the President-Elect role, must have served at least one year on the BGSHRM board before.
    • All terms are a 2 year commitment with the exception of President-Elect, which is a 3 year commitment.

    President-Elect (officer role) (must have served at least one (1) year on the BGSHRM board before and be a member of National SHRM)

    • Current Nominees:
              Michael Hooper

    Secretary & Business Manager (officer role) (must have at least one (1) year of membership with BGSHRM and be a member of National SHRM)

    • Current Nominees:
              None

    Communications Director

    • Current Nominees:
              Alisha Lyle

    Student Relations Director

    • Current Nominees:
              None

    Wellness Chair

    • Current Nominees:
              Morgan Rawlings

      Workforce ReadinessChair

      • Current Nominees:
              David Baumgartner

    To see position descriptions - visit our website: Join the Board - Volunteer!

     


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