SHRM-GT December 2018 Newsletter Print

December Workshop


December 11, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Registration Open
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Chapter Announcements and Raffle
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Speaker Presentation

Learning Objectives
Provide practical insight into Paid Leave programs happening locally, Nationally, and Globally via Panel Discussion with Local HR Professionals and Company Executives. In this panel moderated by Abbe M. Goncharsky, Esq., we will review various Paid Leave Programs such as: Paid FMLA, Paternity leave, and more, providing you with practical application information as well as big picture concepts that you can take back to your team!

Jason Flax, District Manager, Automatic Data Processing Inc. 

Amy Hammarstrom, Vice President, General Rubber Corporation
Joy Hernandez, Sr. Human Resources Manager, Offshore Group
Abbe M. Goncharsky, Esq., Abbe M. Goncharsky, PLLC

Member Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, December 6th at 12:00 pm

*All sales are final. Refunds must be requested 3 business days prior to an event in writing or by email. 


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Save the Date

2019 Spring Certification Study Group

January 15, 2019 to May 07, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: TBD

The SHRM-GT Chapter offers a Study Group for professional development and certification preparation twice a year.  SHRM National offers Chapter Special Discounts on the SHRM Learning System for registrants through chapter study groups. The regular price for these learning systems are $795 for members and $985 for non-members.

The Study Group cost includes the SHRM Learning System print learning modules and online interactive study tools, 14 week sessions led by subject matter experts plus the 14th week includes a light dinner and session practicing test questions and reviewing test taking strategies.

Cost (includes 2019 SHRM Learning Kit):
SHRM-GT Members: $595
Non-Members: $695

*Non-member rate can be applied to SHRM-GT membership- MUST apply for SHRM-GT membership before registering for deal to apply.

- Session 1:  Introduction/HR Competencies
- Session 2:  HR Strategic Planning
- Session 3: Talent Acquisition
- Session 4: Employee Engagement & Retention
- Session 5: Learning & Development
- Session 6: Total Rewards
- Session 7: Structure of HR & Organizational Effectiveness
- Session 8: HR Workforce Management
- Session 9: Employee Relations
- Session 10: Techonology Management
- Session 11: Global HR and Diversity & Inclusion
- Session 12: Risk Management & Corporate Resonsibility
- Session 13: US Employment Law & Regulations
- Session 14: Wrap Up & Final Test

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Congratulations to our Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Winners!

Community Impact Award
Native Tele-Data Solutions
Pima Federal Credit Union
Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona

Diversity & Inclusion Award
University of Arizona Libraries 
DUN & Bradstreet

Leadership Award
Joy Hernandez 
David Seia
Janet Rico Uhrig
Kate Goldman

Technology/Process Improvement Award
Corporate CARE Solutions
The Offshore Group

President's Award
Cynthi Knight


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Welcome New Members


  • Jennifer Sutherland
  • Claudia Yepiz
  • Shannon Best
  • Jamie Baker
  • Summer Groves
  • Courtney Karkas
  • Jamie Bengtson
  • Yaminha Hebrank
  • Kelley Campbell


  • Kim Talbott

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Membership Dues Reminder

SHRM-GT membership dues will expire on December 31, 2018. To guarantee no interruption in your current member benefits renew your membership online now

Renew Today!
Click here and enter your SHRM-GT username and password.

Then follow the steps below:

  1. On your Member Area page, click on the Dues link.
  2. Select your 2019 Dues Rate and click Continue. 
  3. If you wish to pay by check or cash, or require an invoice, click Bypass Payment at the top of the page.  This will take you to your invoice (a copy will be sent to your email address as well) and you can send your payment to the SHRM-GT Office.
  4. If you wish to pay by credit card, enter payment information under Credit Card Information and update Billing Information accordingly.
  5. Once you press 'Continue' a thank you page will appear and a copy of your receipt will be sent to the email address that you provided.

Questions? Please contact SHRM-GT headquarters at 480-893-6110. We look forward to bringing you another awesome year in 2019!

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SHRM Foundation

In 2018, SHRM of Greater Tucson, the Arizona SHRM state council, and all other SHRM chapters within Arizona made their annual donation from council/chapter funds to the SHRM Foundation! Therefore, Arizona is officially a member of the 100% Giving Club! CONGRATULATIONS!

The 100% Giving Club annually recognizes the states with 100% giving from the SHRM state council and all chapters within the state. This club signifies the collective dedication your state has to advancing the mission of the SHRM Foundation.

 Arizona and the other states were celebrated and recognized in the 100% Giving Club at Volunteer Leaders’ Summit that took place on November 15-17. 


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Volunteer Opportunities


SHRM-GT is a success because of our amazing members and

Please contact Engagement Chair, Lisa Peele, For more information: 
[email protected]

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: Kellee Lemons, Committee Director • [email protected]

Community Outreach Committee
The Community Outreach Committee’s goal is to improve SHRM-GT’s overall prestige and visibility, and to become a resource and authority on HR matters within Southern Arizona. We manage the Chapter’s community outreach efforts by acting as the liaison to community groups, connecting HR professionals with SHRM-GT, and current members with external business organizations and vice versa. Further, we provide PR and local publication support to the chapter.

Contact: Trish Kordas, Committee Director • [email protected]
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 • [email protected] 

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 • [email protected]


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SHRM Store

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SHRM Store includes things wearable items such as t-shirts, baseball caps, ties, portfolios, tote bags. It also includes books and resources on HR topics, labor law posters, tools and templates and DVDs and software. 

To visit the SHRMStore, click here

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SHRM-GT Job Board




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Nov. 27, 2018

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