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  • February 11, 2020 3:12 PM | Anonymous

    Navigate over to the Members Only section of the BGSHRM website to download the February Chapter Meeting presentation content and slides NOW!

    Chapter Meeting content is accessible to members only.  If you're interested in joining BGSHRM, find the Membership section of our website to learn more.  Click here!  We'd love to have you. 

    Note - you may still register for Chapter Meetings as a guest.

  • February 05, 2020 8:05 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    On Jan. 31, 2020, USCIS published the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that the Office of Management and Budget approved on Oct. 21, 2019. This new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions. Employers should begin using this updated form as of Jan. 31, 2020.

    The notice provides employers additional time to make necessary updates and adjust their business processes. Employers may continue using the prior version of the form (Rev. 07/17/2017 N) until April 30, 2020. After that date, they can only use the new form with the 10/21/2019 version date. The version date is located in the lower left corner of the form.


  • December 16, 2019 8:12 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    SHRM Foundation website has updated their 2020 Scholarship Deadlines! SHRM will be awarding more than $500,000 in certification, academic and professional development scholarships and grants to HR professionals and students in 2020! Check it out and apply for your chance! 

    SHRM Foundation Scholarship Overview - Dates

  • December 05, 2019 2:29 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)
    • 1)      A reminder that the 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.
    • 2)      The new W-4 form for 2020 has been released and is available on the irs.gov website.

  • December 04, 2019 4:25 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)
  • November 11, 2019 11:38 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    You may have heard that there will be construction on Manchester Street starting Monday November 11th. Detours will be in place but if you want to get here faster, just head in from Oliver Lewis Way!

    You will still be able to easily access our building and our parking lot and we will be posting any necessary updates on social media over the coming months.

    Right now you may see a “road closed” sign on Manchester at Oliver Lewis Way, but that’s only to through traffic. You can still get to our parking lot.

    Lexington officials say they will have the latest detours posted on the Waze traffic app for your smartphone.

  • October 22, 2019 2:45 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    Official Results:
    2020 Bluegrass SHRM Board

    Dear BGSHRM members:

    I am delighted to share with you the results of the 2020 BGSHRM Board Election. I would like to thank all of you that voted, and especially thank everyone that nominated. A diverse group with fresh ideas is essential to ongoing development of this robust organization.

    Congratulations to the incoming 2020 Board! I am honored to have the opportunity to work together and know this will be a highly successful partnership.

    Amanda Sutton, 2019 President-Elect


    President: Amanda Sutton

    President-Elect: Michael Hooper

    Past President: Leslie Moore

    Treasurer: LaRellen Jones

    Secretary / Business Manager: Leslie Jarvis

    Membership Director: Kriste Blumetti

    Diversity & Community Outreach Director: Donna Carter

    External Communications Director: Alisha Lyle

    Internal Communications Director: Ashley Case

    Professional Development (Programs) Director: Beverly Clemons

    Workforce Readiness Director: Elodie Dickenson

    Workforce Readiness Chair: David Baumgartner

    Best Places to Work/State Conferences Director: Jennifer Taylor

    Foundation Director: Tiffany Yarbrough

    Student Relations Director: Sam Stapleton

    Legislative Affairs Director: Kelly Bolton

    Wellness Chair: Morgan Rawlings


  • October 10, 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.

  • October 03, 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)

Bluegrass SHRM
P. O. Box 657 - Lexington, KY - 40508

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