SHRMA Monthly Meeting – January 19th
Back by popular demand is the roundtable discussion! This is where chapter members
submit questions to be answered by those in attendance at the meeting. It is always
helpful to hear what other companies are doing on subjects such as pre-employment drug
screening, employee recognition, employee conflict resolution, FMLA recordkeeping,
abuse of sick leave, etc. Questions can be anything related to our work. You can submit
your questions ahead of time to Lise Ostenberg at (email@example.com) or bring
your questions to the meeting.
The chapter will also have discussion regarding our 2006 goals.
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2006 SHRMA Officers
President President-Elect Secretary Treasurer
Karen Weber, PHR Patrick Salmans, SPHR Lise Ostenberg, SPHR Kim Saaranen
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Welcome New SHRMA Member!
City of Salina
We want to thank the Christmas Party Committee for putting together
a fun party! We gathered at the Gutierrez Restaurant and had a great
time getting to know each other and celebrating the holiday. The
committee secured a lot of great door prizes!
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About one in every eight (12.4 percent) of the population is an older
One in seven Asian Americans has master’s, Ph,D., medical or law
On average, adults with disabilities spend twice as much time on the
Internet each week (20 hours) than their non-disabled counterparts.
Women continue to be over-represented in administrative support and
African-American women age 16 or over are more likely than their white
counterparts to participate in the labor force.
Forty-seven years after the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling ended
school segregation, two-thirds of minor pupils still attend schools that are
The nation’s wealthiest school districts spend 56 percent more per pupil
than the poorest districts.
Seventeen percent of all Latinos were in management and professional
positions in 2002.
Twenty-one percent of gay and lesbian households have income greater
than $100,000 a year.
Same-sex couples who live in Vermont and are in civil unions can receive
the 300-plus benefits available under law that go to marries couples.
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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I know that 2006 will be a great year for
Our next chapter meeting is January 19, and I hope that you will be able to make it. We are
going to be spending some time as a chapter deciding on our goals for the new year. I hope
that you will be thinking about what you would like to see SHRMA accomplish.
Our Executive Committee had their strategic planning session on December 15. We’ve
decided our goals should answer two questions:
How can SHRMA benefit the chapter members?
How can our local chapter benefit our community?
The mission for the Society for Human Resource Management is to Serve the Professional
(STP) and Advance the Profession (ATP). SHRM states that STP is about delivering credible
information, products, and activities to help HR professionals perform their day-to-day
responsibilities effectively. ATP is about helping HR professionals understand their leadership
capabilities and potential contributions to their organizations, providing them the tools to enable
them to fully engage in the business process. ATP is also about helping the business
community understand the contribution HR can make to organizational success. All of our
chapter goals should reflect this mission.
At our January 19 meeting, we will spend a part of our meeting on strategic planning for the
year. We will also spend time on a roundtable discussion. Members have commented that
they enjoy the roundtable discussions. We hope that you will come with questions you would
like to have answered by those in attendance. These questions can be anything related to our
work. You can submit your questions ahead of time to Lise Ostenberg at
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or bring your questions to the meeting.
I am excited about what our chapter can accomplish in 2006, I hope that you’ll make a point to
be there on January 19!
Karen Weber, PHR
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