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					                                                                             From the President                                                                                            Denise O’Hara




Spring 2010
Volume 39 Number 2
                                                                              Whatever!
                                                                                     You’ve heard the term. You can probably just imagine a
                                                                              frustrated person, rolling their eyes and saying "WHAT-ehv-errr."
                                                                              Did you know that in October of 2009, by popular vote, the word
                                                                              whatever won the dubious award of “most annoying word?” It’s
                                                                              generally used when feeling annoyed and irritated, and usually
                                                                              means someone’s communication attempts have been
                                                                              dismissed. I have to admit, the word has come to my mind as I
                                                                              continue to read and digest healthcare reform. Please do not
                                                                              misunderstand – I want to clearly understand the details, but the
                                                                              more I read the more every aspect becomes unclear, confusing
                                                                              and almost daunting. Just trying to determine how to move
A Publication of the North Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association




                                                                              forward with next year’s benefit options and whether the plan will
                                                                              remain in “grandfathered” status is a challenge.

                                                                                    When I feel my “What-ehv-errr” coming on, I am reminded
                                                                              there are no individuals better at facing this change than HR
                                                                              professionals. In just six months we will have confronted
                                                                              healthcare reform. We will make mistakes yet we will also
                                                                              successfully transform plan design changes. The value of the
                                                                              NCHHRA HR professionals are that we have an excellent group
                                                                              who join together to help each other. We share best practices
                                                                              and lessons learned. The Fall 2010 NCHHRA Conference,


                                                                               Inside This Edition . . .
                                                                               From the President.................................................................................................................. 1-2
                                                                               Legislative and By-Laws Committee Report ...................................................................... 2-3
                                                                               District News............................................................................................................................. 4-5
                                                                               NCHHRA 2010 Goals ............................................................................................................6-12
                                                                               ASHHRA Update....................................................................................................................... 13
                                                                               NCHHRA Conference Coming Up........................................................................................ 14
                                                                               NCHHRA Conference Registration Form ............................................................................. 15
                                                                               Hose Scholarship Awards ..................................................................................................16-17
                                                                               Retirements ............................................................................................................................... 18
                                                                               Student Affiliation..................................................................................................................... 18
                                                                               Treasurer’s Report .................................................................................................................... 19
                                                                               Membership.............................................................................................................................. 20


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     President’s Message - continued

     “Fulfilling our Promise” (September 8-10) is an opportunity we have to take
     advantage of the challenges we are facing. The speaker line-up is incredible,
     thanks to the program committee (Rick Rogers, Lesley Hunter, and Karen
     Moorefield.) The learning and networking opportunities abound.

          As we enter this next six months of reform, let’s reform the most annoying word
     – “Whatever”
               •    Whatever your life’s work (Healthcare) is, do it well (Martin Luther King, Jr)  
                                    Note: (“Healthcare” not in the original quote.)
               •   Whatever you say, say it with conviction (Mark Twain) 
               •   Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong 
                   (Ralph Waldo Emerson); Believe in yourself anyway. 
               •   Whatever happens, take responsibility (Tony Robbins) 
               •   Whatever life (or healthcare reform) throws our way, the NCHHRA members will 
                   compassionately seek to make healthcare excellent for our patients. 
     I look forward to seeing you in September at the Fall Conference! Whatever it takes
     – you need to be there! You will not want to miss this opportunity.

     Denise O’Hara



                   LEGISLATIVE AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE REPORT
                        NCHHRA Executive Committee Meeting
                                  June 25, 2010

A)       Health Care Reform

         The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President
         Obama. Major provisions impacting employers include:
         • No requirement for employers to offer coverage, but all employers with more than 50 full time
            employees that do not offer coverage would be required to pay a “free rider” penalty equal to $2,000
            per full time employee, effective 01/01/2014.
         • Employers offering “unaffordable coverage” would be assessed a $3,000 penalty for each FT employee
            that receives a subsidy through an exchange. Coverage is considered “unaffordable” if the employee’s
            premium exceeds 9.5% of employee’s family income.
         • No “free rider” penalty for employees in a waiting period, but the length of the waiting period cannot
            exceed 90 days beginning in 2014.
         • Employers with more than 200 employees must automatically enroll them into health insurance plans
            offered by the employer, allowing for employee opt-out. Effective date is vague, but 2014 appears to
            be the congressional intent.
         • By 2011, all existing health plans, including grandfathered plans, must prohibit lifetime maximums on
            essential health benefits. A grandfathered plan is any group plan that was in existence on March 23,
            2010, and are exempted from some provisions in the Act.
         • Group plans may only place restricted annual dollar limits on essential health benefits as defined by the
            Secretary of HHS, beginning with the first plan year after 09/23/2010. No annual plan limits are
            allowable after first plan year beginning in 2014.



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     LEGISLATIVE AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE REPORT – Continued

     •   Group plans may not impose a pre-existing condition exclusion with respect to children under the age
         of 19 with the first plan year after 09/23/10, and all pre-existing condition exclusions must be eliminated
         with first plan year beginning in 2014.
     •   All group health plans must extend eligibility to children of the covered employee until the child turns
         age 26 with the first plan year after 09/23/10. Coverage must be extended regardless of marital status,
         student status, level of support provided, or residency of child. Terms of the health plan cannot vary for
         the adult child, and no surcharges are permitted. Healthcare benefits for adult children are excludable
         from taxable income through the end of the calendar year in which the child turns 26. For
         grandfathered plans, an adult child may be excluded if the child is eligible to enroll in another
         employer’s plan. This exclusion, however, is prohibited with the first plan year beginning in 2014.
     •   FSA contributions are capped at $2,500 beginning in 2013. Reimbursement for OTC drugs without a
         prescription is prohibited with the first plan year in 2011.

B)   The Employee Free Choice Act
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     HR Bill 1409 and Senate Bill 560, both introduced in the 111 Congress on 03/10/09 and referred to
     subcommittees, would amend the National Labor Relations Act by eliminating the secret ballot requirement
     for a union vote, and require that the NLRB certify a union based solely on securing a majority of signatures
     through the signed authorization card process.

     Update 06/2010
     Neither the Senate nor House versions of the bill have made any progress since an attempt to reach
     a compromise bill failed last fall. The EFCA is not dead, however, according to the head of the AFL-
     CIO President Richard Trumka, who predicts passage of the legislation this year by tacking it on to
     a piece of unrelated legislation.

     In a related development, President Obama’s decision earlier this year to bypass the Senate
     confirmation process and appoint two new members to the NLRB could dramatically impact the
     future of labor law. Craig Becker, former Associate Counsel to the SEIU, and Mark Pearce, a
     partner in a union-side law firm in New York, were appointed to the NLRB in March.

C)   The Paycheck Fairness Act
     Senate Bill 182 introduced 01/09/09 by Senator Hillary Clinton would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act
     to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex,
     and for other purposes. Makes employers who violate sex discrimination prohibitions liable in a civil action
     for compensatory and punitive damages, and authorizes the Secretary of Labor to seek additional
     compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination class action suit. This includes a class action in
     which individuals may be joined as party plaintiffs without their written consent. Amends the Civil Rights Act
     of 1964 to require the EEOC to collect from employers pay information data regarding the sex, race, and
     national origin of employees for use in the enforcement of federal laws prohibiting pay discrimination.

     While SHRM has a strong record of supporting the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it
     opposes the Paycheck Fairness Act because the bill would 1) make employers liable for unlimited punitive
     damages under the FLSA, even for unintentional pay disparities, 2) facilitate class action suits against
     employers by repealing the requirement that employees must give their written consent to become a party
     in an Equal Pay Act class action, and 3) restrict an employer’s flexibility to compensate its employees
     based on current legal criteria, such as cost-of-living differences among geographic areas, different work
     responsibilities within similar job categories, and prior salary history.

     Update 06/2010
     Hearings were held on this bill on March 11, 2010 in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and
                 Pensions.

                  Respectfully, Submitted,
                  Tom Stevens. Chairperson
                  Legislative Affairs/Bylaws




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A NEW LOOK...we will be designating articles by defining them by the ASHHRA Leader Competency Model. This
edition's District Meetings education sessions were based on the HR Delivery competency. The HR Delivery
competency is defined as...." reach beyond the expected.... HR Leaders deliver successful programs and services
that integrate the "people" side of health care with business organizational structure".

HR Delivery
                                                              HR Leaders “Reach Beyond the Expected”
                                                              Select sessions with this symbol when you are
                                                              seeking information on integrating the ”people”
                                                              side of healthcare with organizational business
                                                              structure




District II
District 2 met on Thursday, June 17th, at the new HR building for Novant Health in Winston-Salem. We had representatives from
Hugh Chatham Hospital, Moses Cone, Morehead Memorial, Randolph Hospital, and Forsyth Medical Center (Novant Health).
After lunch and an extensive introductory and sharing session, we were joined by our speaker, Mark Sampson, an attorney with
Womble Carlyle in Greensboro.

Mr. Sampson’s presentation had two primary focus points. The first was on Social Networking in the Workplace. He spoke about
why employees should care about this and why employers might not care about this issue. From a pre-hire perspective, now
more than 45% of companies use social networking sites in the pre-hire phase. He also addressed the usage of social
networking sites from a post-hire perspective. A recent survey showed that 8% of companies had dismissed employees because
of behavior on facebook/linkedIn/twitter. It is essential that employers develop sound policies on social networking sites, not just
the use of the Internet or personal e-mail at work.

The second area of Mr. Sampson’s focus was on recent court cases from the Health Care industry. One was related to
retaliation following complaints about billing practices where a jury awarded $ 3.6 million in damages (Nassar v. UTSW Med
Ctr.). The second case was one where a high revenue-generating physician was accused of harassment (Jarzabek v. UPMC
Passavant Hosp.). And the third was yet another case of physician harassment (Sheriff v. Midwest Health Partners). Mr.
Sampson also allowed plenty of time for general legal questions on pending bills in Congress and general Human Resource
issues in our hospitals.


Andrea West, M.S., SPHR
Corporate Manager, Compensation
Novant Health
E-mail amwest@novanthealth.org
Phone 336-277-6645
Fax 336-277-6776




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District III
District III held our spring meeting in Charlotte, NC at Carolinas HealthCare System on May 6, 2010. Our agenda included
updates from our NCHHRA Executive Committee meeting to include an invitation for our fall conference at the Grove Park on
9/8 – 9/10 as well as our main topic regarding Social Media. Gail Rosenberg, CHS Marketing Director, spoke how to get started
using all forms of social media including Face book, the purpose, vision and to whom are you targeting. She discussed how to
use it for not only Public Relations, but for business and education and to promote your organization’s branding and to stimulate
conversation. It simply builds effective relationships within staff as well as your customers. We then had a panel discussion that
involved Gail, her assistant, Katie Ratchford, Alicia Bowers, Legal Counsel for CHS and Robert Pierce, AVP for Information
Services Security. We had a great discussion regarding how to safeguard our social media and the repercussions of staff
abusing it. It was a great afternoon full of informative materials.

Present for the meeting: 11 members of District III

                         Helen Moore
                         Workforce Relations Manager
                         Human Resources
                         Carolinas HealthCare System
                         Phone 704.444.3047
                         Fax 704.444.3060




District VI
NCHHRA Meeting held in Lenoir– June 30, 2010




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NCHHRA 2010 GOALS

PRESIDENT – Goals:
1.    Oversee, direct and lead the activities of the Executive Committee
      and the Association to achieve goals and objectives established by
      each officer.
2.    Appoint committee chairs before first Executive Committee meeting
      and request that each appoint at least one additional member to
      his/her committee.
3.    Conduct quarterly (4) Executive Committee Meetings each year (4).
4.    Conduct annual membership meeting each year. Maintain active membership in ASHHRA.
5.     Attend the ASHHRA Annual Conference.
6.    Expand communication to membership to ensure change to one conference does not impact networking and
      information among members.
7.    Present Audit Report for prior year to the Executive Committee and report results to membership.
8.    Develop goals and objectives for the year based on needs of the Association and interests of members.
9.    Collect goals and objectives from each officer; publish those along with those of the President in the first
      Affirmative Faction of the calendar year.
10.   Contribute four articles from the President to Affirmative Faction.
11.   Network with other Human Resources and/or Healthcare Associations, such as SHRM, ASHHRA, NCHA,
      NCONL, etc. for the purposes of sharing mutually beneficial information and achieving common goals; present
      report of NCHA activities at conference each year.
12.   Recognize officers by sending Thank You letters to their CEOs.
13.   Prepare and submit entry for ASHHRA Awards, including but not limited to Outstanding Chapter Contribution
      Award and ASHHRA Outstanding Chapter President Award if deemed appropriate.
14.   Promote the benefits of NCHHRA and ASHHRA to non-members; keep membership informed of ASHHRA
      activities.
15.   Support all officers as requested.
16.   Provide annual report to the membership indicating President’s and officers’ successes in meeting goals for the
      year.


PRESIDENT-ELECT - Serves as Program Chair and Conference Coordinator for the annual
conference; assumes role of President in the event President must relinquish office.
Responsibilities:
1. Attend and participate in four executive committee meetings, two business meetings, annual conference, the
    annual ASHHRA membership conference and the ASHHRA Leadership Conference during year of service.
2. In the event that the President must step down, assume that role for the remainder of the year.
3. Prepare to assume President role the following year.
4. Develop and present goals to President by first executive committee meeting of calendar year.
5. Chair the Program Committee. Generally the committee will consist of the President-Elect, the Vice-President
    of Membership and the Treasurer. Other members may be recruited to assist.
6. Coordinate quality education programs and agenda for the NCHHRA conference during the year. Take prior
    evaluation results into consideration when planning. Ensure that registration materials for members and
    exhibitors are distributed in a timely manner, generally two months prior to conference date. Ensure that
    speakers’ and exhibitors’ needs are met. Coordinate payment and/or exchanges for speaker fees. Distribute
    conference objectives and evaluation surveys; share results with Executive Committee; pass on to next
    President-elect.
7. Select and order gifts for outgoing officers; present gifts at annual conference.
8. Maintain active membership in ASHHRA.
9. Submit a minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction, as communication is needed with membership, such as
    conference locations, agendas, registration forms, etc.
10. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President by date requested in
    December.




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NCHHRA 2010 GOALS . . . continued

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT - Serves as chapter advisor and Nominating
Committee Chair.
Responsibilities:
1. Prepares ASHHRA Chapter Management Recognition Program entry.
2. Attend and participate in four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings, conferences, and
    the annual ASHHRA membership conference if Chapter Management Recognition entry wins award.
3. Serve as chapter advisor; educate President about ASHHRA and Chapter Management Recognition Program.
4. Develop and present goals to President by first executive committee meeting of calendar year.
5. Provide Executive Committee members with updated NCHHRA Officers Handbook at first meeting of calendar
    year. Provide overview of materials at the meeting.
6. Prepare and submit ASHHRA Chapter Management Program entry by due date. Request assistance from
    other officers and general membership as needed.
7. Chair the Nominating Committee. Select two Association members to serve on the committee by July 1. Submit
    the slate of candidates at the business meeting of the fall conference and provide an opportunity for additional
    nominations from the floor. Vote will be by the membership at the business meeting of the fall conference with
    results being determined by a majority vote of members present.
8. Maintain active membership in ASHHRA.
9. Promote ASHHRA; keep membership informed of ASHHRA activities.
10. Submit a minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction, as communication is needed with membership, such as
    elections, ASHHRA, chapter management program, etc.
11. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall
    conference.



VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP - Serves as the Chair for the Membership Committee and is
responsible for soliciting, selecting and processing candidates for membership.
Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
    service.
2. In the event that the President-Elect must step down, assume that role for the remainder of the year.
3. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
4. Chair the Membership Committee. Select President-Elect and Treasurer to serve on committee.
5. Maintain up-to-date listing of members with applicable information. Make available to other officers as
    requested.
6. Solicit membership for NCHHRA and ASHHRA by distributing application packets (letters, applications, and
    brochures) to interested individuals. Make every attempt to increase membership each year. Work closely with
    the District Directors to identify potential members for solicitation. Recommend and implement methods for
    attracting new members to attain the NCHHRA membership goal of 148 members.
7. Receive and review applications for membership with committee; determine eligibility. If eligible, send letter of
    acceptance to new member, add to roster, prepare certificate of membership, notify applicable District Director
    and send check for dues payment to Treasurer.
8. Send membership renewal notices to members in early January with deadline for payment by April 15. Offer
    discount if paid by April 15. Maintain record of those who have paid and those who are delinquent. Send
    reminder notice and telephone those who have not paid by mid March.
9. Send all membership dues checks to Treasurer.
10. Prepare and distribute a membership roster in the summer that includes ASHHRA designation of all members,
    ASHHRA Officers, Region 3 Representative and ASHHRA Executive Director for the year. Coordinate a
    photographer to take membership photographs at each conference for the roster. Utilize Secretary to assist
    with roster preparation and distribution.
11. Prepare and present a Membership Report at each executive and business meeting. The report should include
    number of current members, number of application packets distributed and a listing of those who joined or
    terminated membership since the prior report.



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NCHHRA 2010 GOALS . . . continued

12. At each conference, hold a new member orientation. Prepare an agenda and distribute
    written materials (history of Association, membership benefits, membership roster with
    elected officers, committee chairs and bylaws, listserve information and ASHHRA
    information) to cover relevant information about the association. Discuss information
    provided and opportunities for involvement with attendees. Prepare an evaluation
    survey for attendees to complete. Recognize each new member and present each with a certificate of
    membership at the business meetings.
13. Compile results of new member orientation evaluation survey and report results at the following Executive
    Committee meeting.
14. Contribute to each publication of Affirmative Faction with listing of new members and number of active
    members.
15. Maintain active membership in ASHHRA.
16. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall
    conference.




SECRETARY - Serves as Recorder for the Association.
Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
    service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by first Executive Committee meeting.
3. Take minutes at four executive committee meetings and two business meetings. Maintain accurate minutes
    with attachments, to include but not limited to officer reports, financial reports, conference evaluation results
    and membership reports.
4. Distribute minutes for review and approval by the Executive Committee within 4 weeks following meeting date.
5. Coordinate and distribute mailings as requested by other officers, such as election ballots, ad hoc survey, etc.
6. Maintain copies of all correspondence to membership, even if distributed by other officers, such as meeting
    notifications, conference programs, conference evaluation forms, etc.
7. Survey membership to collect data related to the members’ involvement in other professional activities, such as
    teaching engagements, published articles, involvement in other HR/Healthcare Associations, board
    representations in communities, internship/project opportunities for students, etc. Compile results and submit
    to Executive Committee.
8. Assist Vice President, Membership with publishing of membership roster and handbook publication.
9. Contribute a minimum of one article to the Affirmative Faction, as relevant information is available, such as a
    report of members’ involvement in other professional activities.
10. Maintain active membership in ASHHRA.
11. Assist Past President in compiling information for the ASHHRA Chapter Achievement Award.
12. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall
    conference.
13. The Secretary will record and present minutes of all executive committee and business meetings of NCHHRA
    and will serve as record keeper of the organization. The Secretary will handle official correspondence as
    needed and will coordinate the collection of materials for ASHHRA chapter recognition programs.




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NCHHRA 2010 GOALS . . . continued



TREASURER - Serves as Financial Manager for the Association.
Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual
    conference during year of service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Update Association bank account records to identify appropriate signatures, i.e. Treasurer and President.
4. Maintain accounts for maximum interest earnings and make recommendations to Executive Committee for
    allocation and investment of funds.
5. Maintain detailed records of funds received and expenses for which checks are written. Write checks as
    requested; obtain President’s signature for expenses in excess of $1000. Utilize NCHHRA’s laptop computer
    and software to maintain financial records.
6. Assist in preparation of Tax Form 990 fiscal year, January 1 – December 31.
7. Prepare Expense and Revenue report for each Executive Committee meeting. Distributes to full membership
    at semi-annual conferences. Publishes annual report in Affirmative Faction at year-end.
8. Prepare a budget for the following year. Obtain approval from the Executive Committee. Submit to
    membership at Fall conference and publish in Affirmative Faction.
9. Maintain active membership in ASHHRA.
10. Submit four finance reports to Affirmative Faction as communication is needed with membership, such as
    revenue and expense information, budget for new year, etc.
11. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall
    conference.
12. The Treasurer is responsible for collecting and depositing all funds received by the organization, balancing the
    NCHHRA accounts, maintaining all financial records, developing financial statements and presenting the
    financial reports to the executive committee and the membership. The Treasurer will also coordinate the annual
    financial audit and will submit the tax returns to the IRS in a timely basis.



CHAIR, INTERNET AND WEBSITE COMMITTEE

Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
    service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Select a committee (at least one other member) to assist with responsibilities.
4. Develop and maintain Website by updating information as it changes, such as officers and conference
    information.
5. Maintain and manage the “L” (NCHHRA Listserv,) approving new members and removing former members as
    appropriate.
6. Provide reports at Executive Committee meeting and make recommendations regarding Website capabilities,
    links and access to the “L.”
7. Report status of activity at each Executive Committee meeting.
8. Submit a minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction, as communication is needed with membership, such as
    new Web information, Listserve guidelines, common Listserve questions and answers, etc.
9. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall
    conference.
10. Redesign the website with updated look.




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NCHHRA 2010 GOALS . . . continued

CHAIR, SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual
    conference during year of service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Select a committee (at least one other member) to assist with responsibilities.
4. Market inside and outside the Association the availability of a $1000 scholarship to Jr., Sr. or Graduate students in an
    HR-related field of study who have aspirations of entering the HR field after graduation.
5. Work closely with the Scholarship Coordinator of the Health Occupational Students of America to schedule to
    interview and select students for a $1000 and $2000 scholarship. Interviews for all students are generally held in the
    Greensboro area on a Saturday in March or April. Request check from Treasurer and Present scholarships to
    recipients in the Spring.
6. Accept scholarship applications and select a recipient for the $1000 HR scholarship; request check from Treasurer
    and present scholarship to recipient in the Fall.
7. Report status of activity at each Executive Committee meeting.
8. Submit a minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction, as communication is needed with membership, such as
    availability of scholarships, recipient information, etc.
9. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall conference.
10. Send letters of thanks to donors to the scholarship funds.



CHAIR, STUDENT AFFILIATION COMMITTEE
Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
   service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Select a committee (at least one other member) to assist with responsibilities.
4. Develop and maintain relationships with HR Students and HR Educators to support research opportunities,
   internships, projects, etc. that would be mutually beneficial.
5. Keep the membership informed of student/educator interest in working with individual healthcare organizations;
   facilitate partnerships between schools and hospitals as well as the NCHHRA.
6. Encourage student/educator participation in annual conferences to promote their interests, research and programs.
7. Report status of activity at each Executive Committee meeting.
8. Submit a minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction, as communication is needed with membership, such as
   opportunities available to work with students, outcomes of projects/research, internship assignments, etc.
9. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall conference.



CHAIR, COMPENSATION/BENEFITS SURVEY COMMITTEE
Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
    service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Select a committee (at least one other member) to assist with responsibilities.
4. Coordinate selection of consultant to conduct annual survey.
5. Work closely with survey consultant to develop and design a survey that is meaningful for NCHHRA members.
6. Solicit feedback from membership to continually enhance the data collection process, timing, jobs surveyed and final
    survey document.
7. Determine development costs and recommend survey prices to the Executive Committee each year.
8. Coordinate data collection, collect payments for survey results and distribute surveys each winter/spring.
9. Report status of activity at each Executive Committee meeting.
10. Submit a minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction, as communication is needed with membership, such as
    deadlines, new survey items, distribution dates, etc.
11. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall conference.




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NCHHRA 2010 GOALS . . . continued


CHAIR, LEGISLATIVE AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE
Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
    service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Select a committee (at least one other member) to assist with responsibilities.
4. Obtain SHRM membership, if not already a member, for access to their website and important legislative
    information.
5. Keep membership informed of active legislative issues, decisions and status.
6. Encourage membership involvement in lobbying efforts. Encourage and facilitate letter writing to legislators as
    deemed appropriate for the good of the HR profession and healthcare organization. Provide sample copies
    and instructions for using electronic means of communication to membership. Solicit and maintain copies of
    communications sent to legislators by membership.
7. Work with President-elect to invite legislators to speak at conferences. Maintain copies of invitations to
    legislators. Maintain records of legislator communications with Association.
8. Report status of activity at each Executive Committee meeting.
9. Submit a minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction, as communication is needed with membership, such as
    contact information for State legislators, recent legislative actions, etc.
10. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall
    conference.



CHAIR, AUDIT COMMITTEE

Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
   service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Select a committee (at least one other member) to assist with responsibilities.
4. In November, request that each officer for the prior year submit a report to the committee indicating annual
   goals and success toward meeting those goals.
5. Request from the Treasurer a copy of all financial records; review for accuracy, consistency, appropriate
   signatures, irregularities, etc.
6. Submit minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction as needed to communicate results of the Audit.
7. Provide a final Audit Report to the new President by First executive committee meeting.


CHAIR, COMMUNICATIONS/NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE

Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
   service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Select a committee (at least one other member) to assist with responsibilities.
4. Collect information from President, other officers, reports, meeting minutes, consultants, vendors, attorneys,
   etc. for newsletters.
5. Prepare and publish four (4) newsletters each year, keeping the membership informed of Executive Committee,
   ASHHRA and Association activities.
6. Report status of activity at each Executive Committee meeting.
7. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall
   conference.
8. Newsletter Committee- Shall be responsible for producing and publishing the quarterly Affirmative Faction
   newsletter to communicate news and information to the membership.

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NCHHRA 2010 GOALS . . . continued

DISTRICT DIRECTORS

Responsibilities:
1. Attend four (4) executive committee meetings, two (2) business meetings and annual conference during year of
    service.
2. Develop and present goals to President by First executive committee meeting.
3. Maintain contact and develop relationships with membership in applicable District.
4. Make contact, encourage membership and participation by non-members who are eligible for membership.
    Maintain copies of all communications with members and non-members. Follow-up with these individuals
    periodically to determine and promote membership.
5. Work closely with the Vice President, Membership to identify candidates for membership and ensure they
    receive applications.
6. Follow-up with new members upon notification of membership.
7. Serve as mentor at first conference new members attend; attend new member orientation to welcome them;
    introduce them to other members.
8. Hold at least two (2) educational/networking meetings each year with members and qualified non-members in
    the district. Share information from prior Executive Committee meetings as appropriate. Invite other districts
    as appropriate.
9. Assist other officers with distribution of information, requests for information/activity, etc. from membership in
    applicable district.
10. Report status of activity at each Executive Committee meeting.
11. Submit a minimum of one article to Affirmative Faction regarding activity in the district, including information
    about district meetings, topics, speakers, district projects, member activities, etc.
12. Provide final report of activities and success with meeting goals to the President two weeks prior to Fall
    conference.




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                                                       ASHHRA UPDATE



                                  From Grace Moffitt ASHHRA Board Member At Large

    CONFERENCE AND HOTEL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AVAILABLE
Hope to see you in Tampa for great learning and networking in September!
You will not want to miss these speakers . . .
                Keynote Speaker
                Dr. Henry Cloud

                Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist with a unique ability to connect with his audiences. Drawing upon his
                broad range of experiences in private practice, leadership consulting, and media, he simplifies life's issues and
                gives easy to understand, practical advice. It is Dr. Cloud's humor, compassion, and "in the moment"
                confrontation that make his approach to psychology and spirituality such a success.

                 Dr. Cloud has written and co written nineteen books, including the million seller Boundaries. His most recent
                 books are How to Get a Date Worth Keeping and Integrity. As president of Cloud Townsend Resources, Dr.
Cloud has produced and conducted hundreds of public seminars around the country. He speaks on relationships          marriage,
parenting, dating, personal growth, and spirituality. His seminars are often broadcast live to over two thousand venues at a time.
In his consulting practice, he works with leaders of organizations and corporations, from family held firms to Fortune 25
companies and non profit organizations. With his extensive executive coaching background and experience as an
organizational and leadership consultant, he speaks regularly at corporate and leadership events held across the United States
and internationally

                 Business Meeting Speaker
                 Steven Berkow, J.D.

                 Mr. Berkow directs The Advisory Board Company's research on nursing, human resources, and other strategic
                 issues. Prior to joining The Advisory Board Company, Mr. Berkow served as a health care attorney with
                 Kalkines, Arky, Zall, and Bernstein for hospitals and health systems in the greater New York City area. His
                 legal practice included matters ranging from regulatory compliance to system building to strategic planning.



                 Closing Ceremony Speaker
                 Martha Finney

                 President and CEO of Engagement Journeys, LLC, Martha I. Finney is a writer, speaker and consultant
                 specializing in employee engagement and leadership communications. A business journalist for 20 years
                 before entering the consulting field full-time, she brings the storytelling perspective of workplace passion and
                 problem-solving to clients who value the transformative power of engaged employees throughout the
                 organization.

Martha is also the author and co-author of many books on the subject of employee engagement and career management,
including the immensely popular HR From the Heart, with Libby Sartain. She has also spent over a decade interviewing
successful HR leaders in such companies as Intuit, Hewlett Packard, Gap, Inc., IBM, Marriott, etc. (She herself has appeared in
the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, on ABC News Now, CNN, and on NPR’s
Morning Edition.) As a special project exclusively for ASHHRA, she will be spending 2010 interviewing HR leaders who love
their work in health care. And as part of her presentation, she will be showing a video of our colleagues, produced especially for
this conference.
                            Click here to Register Now!
                   46th ASHHRA Annual Conference & Exposition
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    WATCH YOUR EMAIL THIS WEEK FOR CONFERENCE
       AND HOTEL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
NCHHRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT THE BEAUTIFUL GROVE PARK INN
              RESORT AND SPA IN ASHEVILLE!




                2010 Conference and Membership Meeting
          North Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association

                            September 8 – 10, 2010
                          GOLF OUTING AT THE GROVE PARK

                                          Ten Speakers!
•   RX for Sanity – Resuscitating your Passion for Healthcare: Dr. Pat Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG
•   Physician Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness-Lessons Learned from Tuomey
    Healthcare Investigation: Chad Stutelberg, Integrated Healthcare Strategies
•   Developing Your Personal Brand: Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC, Fast Forward Consulting, LLC
•   Strategic Objectives for HR Executives: Roger King, JD, Jones Day
•   Social Media in the Healthcare Workplace: New Disease or Asset? Bruce Clarke, JD, Capital Associated
    Industries
•   Reducing Hospital Labor Costs Without Reducing FTE’s: Charlie Dawson, CPC, Workforce Prescriptions
•   Ten Demandments for Exceptional Teamwork: Bill Moskal, Ed.D, IRI Consultants to Management
•   Disruptive Demographics: The Changing Face of the Patient of the Future: James Johnson, Jr., PhD.,
    Urban Investment Strategies Center, UNC
•   NCHHRA Compensation Survey-“Where We Have Been; Where We Are Now”: Craig Strom, Integrated
    Healthcare Strategies
•   Impact of Healthcare Reform: Bill Pulley, JD, President, North Carolina Hospital Association




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                                    NCHHRA 2010 FALL CONFERENCE
                                          September 8 -10, 2010
                                     The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
                                              Asheville, NC

                                         Attendee Registration Form

Name:                                                             Phone:                                  ______

Organization:                                                     Fax:                                    ______

Address:                                                          Email:                                  ______

City/State/Zip:                                                   Guest/Spouse:                           ______

                           Member:               District _____            Non-Member

Please indicate which functions in which you will participate.
             Golf Outing-Grove Park Inn-8am                  # attending
             Wednesday Box Lunch                             # attending
             Wednesday Reception and Dinner                  # attending
             Thursday Breakfast                              # attending
             Thursday Luncheon                               # attending
             Friday Breakfast                                # attending

Please indicate any special dietary requirements:                                         _________________

Registration Information
        Registration Type                Fees until 8-9-10        Fees after 8-9-10          Amount Due
Member                                        $150.00                 $175.00
Non-Member                                    $200.00                 $250.00
Guest or Spouse Wednesday                     $75.00                  $125.00
Reception and Dinner                                                TOTAL DUE:

Payment Information
    Check: Check Number: _________________

Hotel Reservations should be made separately at 1-800-438-5800 with reservation ID # 68241E. Please
mention the NCHHRA conference. We have reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $178 per night plus
applicable taxes (11.75%). Rooms are available beginning Tuesday, September 7th through Thursday,
September 9th. NOTE: Conference begins Wednesday, September 8th with lunch at 12:00pm and the
first presentation at 1:00pm. The Grove Park also has some limited availability for weekend rooms at the
group rate (but you will want to call quickly if you wish to reserve these rooms.)

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by August 9, 2010. No refunds will be given after that date,
regardless of the cause. Registrations received after August 9, 2010 deadline are not eligible for refund.

Complete this form and make your check payable to NCHHRA and mail to:
Lesley Hunter, HR Manager
Carolina East Health System
P.O. Box 12157
New Bern, NC 28560
Work phone number: 252-633-8849 Fax: 252-633-2868

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                            HOSA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS


On Thursday, March 25, 2010, Elaine Hicks, at Moses Cone Health System, and Sherry
Cox, CHRO of Ashe Memorial Hospital attended the 2010 NC-HOSA Conference in
Greensboro, NC. Ms. Hicks and Mrs. Cox, along with one other interviewer, participated in
the Conference by interviewing and judging candidates for our HOSA Scholarships. Five
HOSA students from high schools across the State competed for the two NCHHRA
Scholarships.

The five student finalists who were interviewed were:

Oriana Clayton                   Angela Hall                     Savanna Stewart
Rockingham High School           David W Butler High School      Starmount High School
Reidsville, NC                   Matthews, NC                    Booneville, NC
Interest: EMT/Firefighter        Interest: Pediatrician          Interest: Registered Nurse

Chase Edwards                    Ebony Hedgebeth
Forbush High School              Plymouth High School
East Bend, NC                    Plymouth, NC
Interest: Radiologist            Interest: Anesthesiologist



                                The winner of the $2,000 scholarship was Ebony
                                Hedgebeth. Ebony is talented academically, active in many
                                school activities and number 2 of her class of 111. Ebony
                                excels in English/Languages, Science and Fine Arts. Her
                                interest lies in Biology. Ebony is respected by faculty and
                                students. She is a team player and has added much to the
                                culture of Plymouth High School.

                              Ebony has attended and presented at state and regional
                              conferences of Health Occupations Students of America.
                              She competed in the areas of Prepared Speaking and
                              Creative Problem solving. She attended the National
 Conferences in Dallas Texas (08) and Orlando, Florida (07).

 In the community, Ebony serves as a volunteer with: American Cancer Society’s Relay for
 Life, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Toys for Tots, Read Across America, American
 Red Cross Bloodmobile and Plumblee Nursing Center.

 Ebony has been accepted to The University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill. She plans to
 Anesthesiologist.




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HOSA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS - continued


                              The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Stetson
                              “Chase” Edwards. Chase is an outstanding student as
                              evidenced by his GPA and many extracurricular
                              activities. He has managed to excel academically
                              despite a rigorous course load along with athletic
                              involvement. Chase is a unique young man who is
                              respectful, kind hearted, omitted and has the best work
                              ethic that his teachers have seen in a very long time.
                              He is committed to excellence in all that he does. He
                              served in the position of Forbush High School HOSA
                              Chapter President and the District 7 State
                              Representative.

The extra curricular activities Chase is involved in show a direct relation to his career
goal of becoming a Physician/Radiologist. He is a member of the Science Olympaid
team, DREAM TEAM, and served as the National Honor Society of Vice-President.
Chase played basketball and baseball and was a member of the FCA (Fellowship of
Christian Athletes) where he lead student peers in prayer each Friday morning. In
the community, Chase volunteers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
He is well respected by his peers and was in the top 5% of his class.

According to one of his instructors, Gayle Norman, Science Teacher, “Chase stood
out with his academic excellence, but also with his discipline and manners. He is
one of a few students that I have taught actually used yes mam, no mam, and thank
you. He is a kind young man who always has a gentle smile and can brighten your
day.”

Interviewing youth like these always is very rewarding for the interviewers and
renews our hope for the future of our organizations and our country. All of the
candidates were delightful achievers – academically and extra-curricular. We are
glad they are planning careers in healthcare.

Respectfully submitted,




Sherry Cox,
Scholarships Chair




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                                      Congratulations and
                                      We will miss you!
                                     I would like to celebrate two long-term
                                     members of the NCHHRA who are retiring
                                     this week and next week: Elaine Allison,
                                     Iredell Health System, and Ruth Ann
                                     Lewis, Twin County Regional
                                     Healthcare. We will miss you greatly but
                                     we are also envious in many ways! You
                                     have both contributed to the NCHHRA
tremendously. Thank you both for all you have done to advance the Healthcare
Human Resource Profession. You have been leaders, advisors, mentors and
trusted friends to many of us. We wish you the very best, and a long, happy
retirement. You will be missed!

Denise
Denise O'Hara
Vice President, Human Resources, OD & Wellness
WilMed Healthcare
1705 Tarboro Street, SW
Wilson, NC 27893


Student Affiliation:              If you are interested in providing an internship
experience for a student in a Human Resources Degree program, or if you have
an HR project that a student could help with, please contact Mandy Eaton at
336-538-7664, or meaton@armc.com.


                 Mandy Eaton, MHA, SPHR
                 Director of HR, Training & Development
                 336-538-7666
                   




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                          NCHHRA Treasurer's Report
             Prepared by Karen Moorefield Treasurer June 25, 2010


BEGINNING BALANCE AS OF 03/30/10                                  $115,810.49

REVENUES
Survey Revenues                                               $   23,120.00
Membership Dues                                               $    2,400.00
Conference Revenues                                           $          -
Time Deposit - Interest 24 mon CD                             $       48.18
Time Deposit - Interest 11 mon CD                             $       91.64
Golf Tournament                                               $          -
Advertising                                                   $          -
ASHHRA Leadership Refund                                      $          -
Chapter Achievement                                           $          -
                                           TOTAL REVENUES     $   25,659.82

EXPENSES
 Survey Expenses:                                             $   22,037.00
 Conference Expenses                   Dunes Resort Deposit   $    4,800.00
 Membership Directory                                         $          -
 Scholarships                                                 $    1,000.00
 Affirmative Faction (Newsletter)                             $          -
 Awards/Gifts                                                 $          -
 ASHHRA/Registration/Travel                                   $      686.11
 ASHHRA Dues                                                  $          -
 SHRM Dues                                                    $          -
 Tax Filing Fee (Accountant)                                  $      625.00
 Bank Service Charge/Adjustment                               $          -
 NCHHRA Website                                               $          -
 IT Equipment                                                 $          -
 IT Miscellaneous                                             $          -
 Golf Tournament                                              $          -
 Miscellaneous                                                $          -
                                       TOTAL EXPENSES         $   29,148.11

ENDING BALANCE AS OF 06/25/10                                     $112,322.20

Respectfully Submitted,
Karen Moorefield




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                             North Carolina Healthcare
                          Human Resources Association
                  Membership Report – Executive Committee Meeting
                                   June 25, 2010
2010 Memberships

Membership Renewals Received                                    102
New Members                                                      11
Honorary Members                                                 13
Total Memberships                                               126

New Member Applications
Eleven new member applications were received and approved for membership.
They were:
     Name                 Title                 Facility        District
Derrick Boone      Assistant Director, HR         Sampson Regional
                                                                          5
                                                  Medical Ctr.
Denise Bosse       Employment Coordinator         Granville Health
                                                                          4
                                                  System
Betty Clark        Compliance Manager             Catawba Valley
                                                                          1
                                                  Medical Center
Mark Emory         System Director of HR &        Transylvania Regional
                                                                          1
                   Facility Services              Hospital
Debra Fulbright    HR Coordinator                 Compleat Sports &
                                                                          3
                                                  Therapy Ctr.
Jennifer Hall      HR Manager                     Compleat Sports &
                                                                          3
                                                  Therapy Ctr.
Lori Harrell       Recruiter/Joint                Nash Health Care
                                                                          6
                   Commission Coordinator         Systems
Julie Parker       Director, Service              Iredell Memorial
                                                                          3
                   Excellence                     Hospital
Gail Pausch        Compensation Manager           Moses Cone Health
                                                                          2
                                                  System
Brenda Rosecrans Human Resources, Dir.            Albamarle Hospital     6
Susan Terrell     Employment Coordinator          WilMed Healthcare      6
*Pending Membership
John Green         VP-Professional Services       Iredell Health System   District 3
                   Job Duties Include: VP of Human Resources and Service Excellence.

Respectfully Submitted,




Lesley H Hunter
Lesley H Hunter
NCHHRA Vice President of Membership




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                                                                         Affirmative Faction
                                                                     is published quarterly
                                                                              by the
OUR CREED                                                               N.C. Healthcare
                                                                  Human Resources Association
To provide assistance and
guidance to other association
members upon request and to
honor all confidences; to keep the
Association free from partisan
influence; to be willing to serve the
Association in any capacity when
called upon; and to maintain the
high moral and ethical standards
required of our profession.
                                                                              Grace Moffitt, Editor
                                                                              Vice President - HR
                                                                           Moses Cone Health System
                                                                         Janice Jeffries, Assistant Editor
                                                                            Denise O’Hara, President
                                                                   To contribute articles, please contact Grace
                                                                    by phone at 336-951-4549 or via email at
                                                                         grace.moffitt@mosescone.com




                NCHHRA
                 Grace Moffitt, Editor
                Annie Penn Hospital
                618 South Main Street
                Reidsville, NC 27320




    Our Mission:

To promote the profession and practice of Human Resources management in healthcare through development and collaboration.

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