November 2017  

Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace

Meeting/Event Information


November 14, 2017

2017 Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Awards
November 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westward Look Resort and Spa
245 E. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
2017 Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Awards


$45.00 SHRM Member Registration
$53.00 after 12:00 pm November 9

$55.00 Guest Registration

$250.00 Group Ticket- 5 Seats

$400.00 Group Ticket- 10 Seats

Be recogonized for your workplace innovations and be part of SHRM-GT's recognition of innovation in the workplace in the Southern Arizona region!

Sponsorships are still available! Please contact SHRM-GT Headquarters to learn more.

Members: $45
Guests: $55
Table of 5: $250
Table of 10: $400


 2:00 pm - Registration, Networking, Vendor Trade Show and Food/Cocktails
2:45 pm - Welcome and Introductions
3:00 pm- Guest Speaker Kristi Tedesco
3:15 pm - Awards Programs



Community Impact:

Finalists - Small:

Arizona Grill & Hearth

Staff Matters

The Freecycle Network

Finalists - Medium:


GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.


Finalists - Large:

Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona

Town of Oro Valley - Employee Wellness Committee

Tucson Electric Power



FInalists - Small:

Assured Partners of Arizona

Illume Advising

UA Office for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

FInalists - Medium/Large:

Beacon Group

Offshort International

Tucson Unified School DIstrict



 Finalists - Small:

Cheryl Horvath -  Golder Ranch Fire District (formerly Mountain Vista Fire District)

John Torre - Scripps Media

Karen Husfelt - Parker Hannifin

Finalists - Medium:

Randy Karrer - Golder Ranch Fire District

Roxandra Acosta - Simpleview

Sarah Holt - Pima Federal

FInalists - Large:

Janet Rico Uhrig - Tucson Unified School District

Sandra Lueders - Vantage West Credit Union

Vanessa Seaney - Community Partners



FInalists - Small:

Ben's Bells Project

Marcus Engineering


FInalists - Medium:

Lovitt & Touché, Inc.

Trico Electric Cooperative Inc

Vantage West Credit Union

FInalists - Large:

Mister Car Wash

Modular Mining Systems

University of Arizona - Facilities Management


Judges and Finalists please contact SHRM-GT to register for your complimentary registration.

Member Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, November 9th @ 12:00 PM

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Networking Mixer

Meeting/Event Information


November 15, 2017

November Mixer
November 15, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vero Amore Italian Restaurant
2920 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
November Mixer


$10.00 SHRM-GT Member
$12.00 after 05:00 pm November 10

$13.00 SHRM-GT Non-Member
$15.00 after 05:00 pm November 10

November End of the Year Mixer


Vero Amore

2920 N. Swan Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85712



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

5:30pm to 7:00 pm


Registration Cost:

$10 – Members

$13 – Non-Members  


Late Registration Cost:

$12 – Members

$15 – Non-Members


We encourage everyone to pre-register for this event online, if possible. Paying with cash at the door? Please provide exact amount as it will make the registration process easier. Thank you for your understanding.  


Please bring business cards to enter our door prize drawing and to share with other professionals!   

Heavy appetizers and one drink ticket will be provided for each paid guest! 



Thank you to our sponsor!

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Save the Date!

Meeting/Event Information


December 12, 2017

Administering Annual Pay Increases: Types, Methodologies, Process, and Communication
December 12, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Administering Annual Pay Increases: Types, Methodologies, Process, and Communication

$30.00 SHRM Member Registration

$38.00 after 12:00 pm December 7

$38.00 Guest Registration

$2.00 Raffle ~ Single Ticket

$5.00 Raffle Ticket ~ 3 for $5.00



11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: General Business

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Program


Speaker: Igor Shegolev, SPHR

Tucson Medical Center


Topic: Administering Annual Pay Increaes: Types, Methodologies, Process, and Communication

This presentation will examine types, methodology, and process of administering pay increases in the organization. Attendees will learn the ways to plan, design, implement, and communicate pay adjustments among all levels of the organization. Speaker will discuss how the purpose of the pay adjustments affects its design and methodology; the pros and cons of different types of pay adjustments (COLA, Market-Based, General Increases, Profit-sharing, Equity, and Performance-based).


Key Learning Objectives:

 - In this session attendees will understand various types of annual pay increases (COLA, P4P, Market, Equity, etc.)

 - Attendees will be given practical solutions of annual pay adjustment planning, design, and implementation.

 - Attendees will learn how to select the right method based on organizational goals and strategy.

 - Attendees will examine tools and techniques in designing consistent, fair, and effective compensation arrangements.


Member Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 12:00 PM



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To all of our recent (2016 or 2017) certified members (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR):

SHRM-GT would like to recognize your accomplishment at the December SHRM-GT luncheon on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. . Please provide us with your name, year, and certificate designation by Friday, December 8.  Please send this information to:  Cynthi Knight, SHRM-GT Director of Professional Development, We understand the time and energy involved in achieving your professional certification and would like to acknowledge your success.

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Welcome New Members

Please welcome these new members approved in October:


HR Members:

  • Alixandria Bennett
  • Judith Monarez
  • Linda Sellner
  • John Hastings


Business Affiliates:
  • Susana Valenzuela
  • Lori Herbracht


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New Member Orientation

If you have recently joined SHRM-GT and have not yet had the chance to attend a new member orientation meeting with Membership Chair, Garrett Kowalewski, please note that a new member orientation will be held on the first Tuesday of each month (subject to change) at the Blue Willow Restaurant at 2616 North Campbell Avenue from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

If you wish to attend please RSVP directly to: Garrett Kowalewski at

  • November 7, 2017
  • December 5, 2017


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Important Annoucement

SHRM-GT is looking for a Programs Committee Director!



  • Overall responsibility for 10 events for SHRM-GT, including monthly workshops (8) and special events (2-the Annual Employment Law Update and the National Speaker event).
  • Follow-up on each speaker event with speaker and Executive Director to ensure all details are arranged.  Obtain learning objectives, bio and headshot of speaker for recertification credits and promotional needs.
  • Arrive early at events (or arrange for committee member to do so) to place flyers at each seat, meet the speaker, and work with the Executive Director on details as needed.
  • Attendance at monthly SHRM-GT board meetings (11) and scheduling and facilitating monthly Programs Committee meetings.
  • Create a pipeline of vetted speakers for all 10 events. This includes determining the topic of interest to members based on all survey/feedback obtained; availability of speakers; cost constraints (monthly workshops are unpaid, law update: identification of firms and determination of sponsorship levels).
  • Submit program details including learning objectives, bio of speaker to HRCI for re-certification credits based on their criteria; working with board and Executive Director on facilities, menus, special event needs; developing promotional information for events in coordination with Outreach Committee. 


For more information, or to express interest in this role, please email SHRM-GT’s Executive Director, Coral Votroubek, at

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Volunteer Opportunities

We want YOU

SHRM-GT is a success because of our amazing members and WE THANK YOU!

As a member of SHRM-GT you have the ideal opportunity to give back to other members and our community by volunteering on one (or more) of our committees. The expansive offerings our committees provide include a wide variety of opportunities to meet almost anyone’s interests and/or passions. Not only can you feel good about giving back as a volunteer, but the time commitment can be very minimal – we want you to volunteer in any capacity you can, whether it’s for a month, 6 months, or even on a project-to-project basis!

Each committee and committee member has a direct impact on the success of the SHRM-GT chapter. Please consider volunteering for a committee as a valued member of our chapter!

Current Committee Needs:


Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

SHRM-GT Diversity & Inclusion Committee is dedicated to providing opportunity and education for HR leaders in our community, grounded in respect and appreciation for individual differences. The Committee endorses a broad definition of diversity, and seeks to provide programs and resources that enhance knowledge and encourage understanding of diversity. The Committee strives to provide leadership for HR community by promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and developing programs that support diversity education and awareness.

Contact:          Kate Goldman, Committee Director •


Professional Development Committee 

The Professional Development Committee is committed to offering enriching opportunities for human resources professionals to expand their HR Body of Knowledge, further develop their HR Competencies, and provide a chance for seasoned professionals to give back and keep up-to-date with the latest materials. Study Groups are offered twice a year using the SHRM Learning Materials and led by subject matter experts in preparation for certification exams. Obtaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP can be challenging, but the structured content and supportive group setting has proven to provide a high pass rate on the exam.

Contact:          Cynthi Knight, Committee Director • 


Workforce Readiness Committee  

The Workforce Readiness committee’s goal is to enhance career education and the employability of our future workforce. By partnering with area high schools and colleges, the committee seeks to deliver and facilitate training sessions on career skills, such as resume writing, interviewing, soft skills, personal branding etc.

Contact:          Sherri Smith, Committee Director • 

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Did You Know?

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SHRM-GT Job Board

Human Resources Analyst - Systems Analyst

Tucson Unified School District (TUSD)

Job Posting
Sep. 30, 2017


HR Assistant

Child &Family Resources

Job Posting
Oct. 9, 2017


HR Manager

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Job Posting
Oct. 9, 2017


HR Manager

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Job Posting
Oct. 9, 2017


Human Resources Specialist - Benefits

The University of Arizona

Job Posting
Oct. 10, 2017


Job Posting
Oct. 17, 2017

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