2009 Beacon News Archive by xiaopangnv

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									                               GSMSHRM
                                                 Greater Southeast Michigan
                                         Society for Human Resource Management
                                          T h e B e a c o n N ew s
                                                                                                                              Volume 1, Issue 8
          Upcoming                                                                                                               02/25/2009
    Meetings/Events:                     Message from the President - Chuck Coaker, PHR
• Bi-Monthly Meeting–                                                                                                with a wealth of resources, con-
                                                                               cess in becoming certified.
  March 19th @ 8:00 am.                                                                                              tacts and information that would
  Monroe County Commu-                                                             Let me thank all of you how       otherwise be more costly and
  nity College– Speaker–                                                       participated in the balloting proc-   time consuming to obtain. As an
  David Deromedi, Attor-                                                       ess to provide a formal name for      example one seminar through an
                                                                               or chapter’s networking meeting.
  ney with Dickinson                                                                                                 outside vendor could cost $150 -
                                                                               Chris Bodi our Diversity and Hos-     $250 dollars; but through your
  Wright– “The New ADA”                                                        pitality Chair has informed me
• Bi-Monthly Networking                                                                                              GSMSHRM membership you re-
                                                                               that the new name, by popular         ceive several seminars at no addi-
  Event—April 16th @                                                           demand, is “The HR Connection”.       tional cost beyond your member-
  8:00am. Mercy Memorial                                                       I know all of us have enjoyed com-    ship fee. So, as soon as you re-
  Hospital– 4th floor, L.E.              Dear Fellow GSMSHRM Members,          ing to this type of meeting and the   ceive a request for membership
  Fleuelling Room                            Welcome to our latest edition     opportunity it provides us to         renewal, please return it with a
• Bi-Monthly Meeting- May                of the Beacon Newsletter, I think     share ideas and renew friendships.
                                                                                                                     check for your renewal; it is a
                                         you will find it very informative     Please join us at the next HR Con-
  21st @ 8:00 am. Monroe                                                                                             great economic value to you and
                                         and helpful in catching up on the     nection meeting on April 16th (see
  County Community Col-                                                        side insert on this page for full     your company.
  lege– Speaker– Denise                  latest news in the Chapter and the
                                         large world of HR. Several impor-     information on the meeting).              You will be pleased to note
  Balore, Infinisource-                                                                                              that the chapter does not charge a
                                         tant events have been on going            In the larger world of HR
  “COBRA”                                                                                                            membership renewal fee to a cur-
                                         within the chapter. These include     there are a significant number of
                                         but by no means are limited to                                              rent member who has been laid
                                                                               new regulations and laws that will    off or released from employment.
                                         Community Relations and Work-         take effect in 2009. SHRM has an
2009 KEY Sponsors                        force Development, HRCI certifi-      excellent website and presents
                                                                                                                     If you are in one of these transi-
                                         cation classes, the ASE Salaried                                            tional situations please contact
                                                                               free webcasts that can help you
         Fragomen                        Survey, and formalizing the name      bridge the knowledge gap to bet-
                                                                                                                     Barry Kinsey, our Membership
 Leading the Way in Global                                                                                           Chair Person and provide Barry
                                         of our networking meeting.            ter understand these critical legal
  Corporate Immigration                                                                                              with your name, date of lost em-
                                             I am very pleased to inform       changes and their impact on your      ployment and your membership
           Scott Cooper                  you that Jim Schubargo of Hylant      organization. Take a moment and
                                                                               look at this website page to see      will be continued for 2009.
          (248)649-5404                  Group has agreed to accept the
                                         chair position for Community          what you have been missing http://        As the chapter moves forward
      scooper@fragomen.com
                                         Relations & Workforce Develop-        www.shrm.org/LegalIssues/             this year the board members and
       www.fragomen.com                                                        Emplo ymentL awAre as/Page s/         chairpersons look forward to
                                         ment and will be assisted by Doug
          T.E.A.M.                       Kuras from Michigan Works. I          default.aspx . You can see the        serving you and improving the
                                         know that both Jim and Doug, on       latest webcasts at http://            chapter. Please feel free to con-
   Total Employee Assistance
                                         behalf of GSMSHRM look forward        www.shrm.org/multimedia/              tact us if we can be of assistance
         & Management                                                          webcasts/Pages/default.aspx .         or if you have concerns or ideas
                                         to working with the community at
     Career Transition, EAP,             large and on workforce develop-           All chapter members have          on ways to improve the chapter.
    Wellness, Ethics Hotline &           ment issues.                          received their annual notice to
                                             I would also like to inform you   renew their membership for 2009.
  Human Effectiveness Training                                                                                           Inside this issue:
                                         that the chapter is again hosting     Some of you maybe concerned
            Mike Stuber
                                         classes to prepare chapter mem-       that a renewal request may meet           Upcoming Events          1
          (248) 273-6229                 bers to become a certified human      some resistance for funding during
                                                                               these stressed economic times. If         SHRM News                2
      mstuber@team-eap.com               resource professional by HRCI.
                                         This year Molly McCutchan, our        you do please remember that               ASE 2009 Surveys         2
       www.team-eap.com                                                        there has been no increase in our
                                         Certification Chair Person, has
                                                                               membership rate since the chap-           Networking Event Info    3
             A.S.E                       organized the instructors to teach
                                                                               ter’s inception; it is well below
   American Society of Employers
                                         the 10 module class. The certifi-                                               Call for Volunteers      3
                                         cation classes began on Monday        other comparable chapters. Your
See Article on Page 2 for contact Info
                                         February 16, 2009. All of us in the   membership, for a minimal cost,           Chapter Bits             3
                                         chapter wish the attendees’ suc-      provides you and your company
                                                                                                                         Chapter Contact Info     4
Page 2
                                         GSMSHRM
              Legal Update Announcement of SHRM Graduate Student Fellowship
        The SHRM Le-                    SHRM has announced a new oppor-        toric contributions made by the tute).
        gal Issues web-                 tunity for students in HR who are      former president and CEO of
                                        embarking on a graduate level                                                FAQs and an application form can
        site is a nice                                                         SHRM, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR.       be downloaded from the fellow-
tool for staying current                course of study this year. Beginning
                                        now and continuing through April       SHRM will award, at least one fel- s h i p w e b s i t e a t h t t p : / /
with what’s going on                    1, 2009, SHRM is accepting applica-    lowship, for as much as $10,000 www.shrm.org/meisinger, where
with Employment Law.                    tions for the new Susan R. Meis-       annually for up to two years of you can also find a list of the other
For 2009, we have al-                   inger Fellowship for graduate stud-    graduate study in HR. To be eligible necessary application materials
ready had changes to                                                           to apply, an HR professional must required to be considered for the
                                        ies in HR.                             meet at least one of the following fellowship. Awards will be an-
FMLA        and     the
                                        The award was established by           criteria: 1) be a member of SHRM or nounced annually in conjunction
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
                                        SHRM, the HR Certification Insti-      2) hold a professional certification with SHRM’s Annual Conference
has been signed. The                    tute and the SHRM Foundation in        (e.g., PHR, SPHR or GPHR certifica- and Exposition in New Orleans,
new I-9 has been de-                    recognition and honor of the his-      tion from the HR Certification Insti- June 28-July 1, 2009.
layed and the 10th Cir-
cuit Court has upheld a
ruling to allow legally
owned firearms in a
                                        SHRM Foundation News: Connecting Research to HR Practice
locked vehicle on Com-                  The SHRM Foundation awards             funded projects in an actionable         ing the Effectiveness of HR Practices
pany property. With so                  grants to fund rigorous, original      way, so HR professionals like you        and Stock Options. Download a
many changes and chal-                  research with practical implications   can apply this knowledge in your         copy of the brochure free from
lenges ahead in 2009, I                 for management practice. The           organization. Topics in this 12-page     the SHRM Foundation website
encourage you to add                    “Connecting Research to HR Prac-       brochure are: Making Virtual Teams       (www.shrm.org/foundation/
the following link to                   tice” brochure presents the results    More Effective; Increasing the Success   ResearchHighlightsBrochure.pdf).
your favorites:    http://
                                        of four recent SHRM Foundation-        Rate of New Executives; and Enhanc-
www.shrm.org/Advocacy/
GovernmentAffairsNews/
Pages/default.aspx
                                         SHRM Website Has Been Redesigned and Revamped!
                                            If you have not recently visited   for, but now, information is much        SHRM.ORG and see what all the
                                        SHRM’s website, you may not be         more clearly defined and easier to       fuss is about. SHRM.ORG can give
This page is dedicated to encouraging
                                        aware of the many changes that         find. The newly redesigned site is       you insight and input to help you
National SHRM Members to MAXIMIZE       have been made for 2009. Previ-        more user friendly and contains all      stay informed and up to date.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP. If you are not a       ously, it could be a bit cumbersome    of the previously valued information     You’ll be glad you did!
                                        to navigate around the website to      and much, much more. So take a
SHRM National Member, you can join by   find information you were looking      few minutes and log onto
visiting: https://ecom.shrm.org/

TimssSolutionSite2004_tpro/
                                         2009 American Society of Employers (ASE) Surveys– Key Sponsor
EBusinessDefault.aspx
                                              The American Society of Employers (ASE) and          report. Completing the survey will allow you to have
                                        GSMSHRM have worked hand in hand for the past few          future access to valuable survey and business informa-
                                        years to provide the southeast corner of Michigan          tion that can significantly assist your organization in
                                        with the best wage and benefits surveys possible. The      being competitive in today’s market place. Please join
                                        compensation survey program conducted by ASE con-          your fellow GSMSHRM members in completing the
                                        sists of two surveys that are done at the beginning of     Engineering, Production and Trade Wage and Salary
                                        the calendar year.                                         Survey.
If you are a National                       The ASE Salary Survey was made available in Janu-         For more information, or to participate in the sur-
SHRM Member, you can                    ary for all GSMSHRM members to participate in the          vey, please visit ASE's website at:
update your address,                    survey. The second survey conducted by ASE is the
                                                                                                   http://www.aseonline.org/
phone number or e-mail                  Engineering, Production and Trade Wage and Salary          surveys/2009EngineeringProductionTradeWageSalary/
online 24-hours a day, 7                Survey and it is administered during February. This        tabid/6404/Default.aspx.
days a week. Name                       survey only covers job titles for Engineering and Manu-
changes must be made                    facturing positions. Information on both surveys will          ASE’s deadline for submission of data for the Engi-
by a SHRM Customer                      be provided to participants at a later date in 2009.       neering, Production and Trade Wage and Salary Sur-
Service Representative                                                                             vey and to be counted as a survey participant is March
at    1-800-283-SHRM,                      GSMSHRM members who are not an ASE member               6, 2009. If you have any questions while filling out the
703-548-3440         or                 and participate in the Engineering, Production and         survey, you can get assistance by calling ASE's Survey
shrm@shrm.org.                          Trade Wage and Salary Survey will receive a Free Ex-       Services group at 248-353-4500.
                                        ecutive Summary, and a significant discount on the full
V o lu m e 1 , Is s u e 8                                                                                                                                Page 3


Networking Committee News– Chris Bodi
Come early and stay late!                                                7:30 am - Breakfast and networking
                                                              8:00am – Short presentation with Maureen Hensen, SPHR,
Mercy Memorial Hospital has invited us for                     VP of HR, Michael Vallejo, HR Manager, Dan Bacus,
breakfast, a highlight of their Human Resource pro-             OD Specialist and Gigi Diaz, PHR, HR Manager; to in-
jects as strategic partners in the Hospital’s organiza-               clude an “interactive activity” and Tour!!
tional changes and, if you can stay a bit later we’ll tour
the NEW Surgery Services Area!                                                        RSVP a must:
              Thursday, April 16, 2009                                                   Chris Bodi                                     MEMBERSHIP
                  Mercy Memorial Hospital                                           chrisb@accu-staff.com
             718 N Macomb Street, Monroe                                                734-242-1321                                  If you are not are NOT
            4th floor in the L.E Fleuelling Room                                      734-242-1503 fax                            a GSMSHRM member, you
                                                                                                                                  may join by completing the
Membership News– Barry Kinsey                                                                                                     application located on our
   Currently our Chapter has              University; Tim Zemaitis,             Do you know anyone that could bene-               website at www.gsmshrm.org.
grown to 109 Members!                     Job1USA; James Preston, Student; fit from becoming a Member?
GSMSHRM welcomes our new                  Emily Petroski, Jackson Lewis; Lori   Contact Barry Kinsey at (734) 384-                    Dues are $25/year for
members since December of                 LePla, Plante & Moran; and Sharon 4124 or email bkinsey@monroeccc.edu                   national     SHRM    members
2008: Rob Zarza, Wayne State              Williams, Caring Alternatives, Inc.
                                                                                                                                  and $50/year for non-SHRM
                                                                                                                                  members.
HRCI Certification News – Chuck Coaker
                                                                                                                                      Membership       meetings
    Becoming a Certified HR Profes-         practices and prepares individuals to     McCutchan, our Certification Chair          are scheduled from 8-9:30
sional is a very important part of an       take the national certification test      Person, put together a class for indi-
individual having a solid career de-        through HRCI.                                                                         am on the 3rd Thursday of
                                                                                      viduals desiring to become certified.
velopment pattern in the field of                                                                                                 every        other    month
HR. Obtaining certification is signifi-         Our chapter is fully committed            A total of six individuals are taking
                                            to supporting individuals that want       the class, which stared on February         (beginning    with   January).
cant step forward for an individual
to fully understand and work in the         to become certified HR profession-        16, 2009 and will end in April – prior      Meetings are held in the La-
HR profession. Certification not            als. Last year our chapter spon-          to the opening of the 2009 testing
                                                                                                                                  Z-Boy Center of Monroe
only enhances the overall knowl-            sored a very successful preparation       window. We wish all of individuals in
                                            course for members interested in          his year’s class best wishes and highly     County Community College
edge of the person but it materially
benefits their employer. HRCI’s             taking the 2008 certification exams       encourage other members to con-             on Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.
Certification course is an extensive        for PHR/SPHR. This year we again          sider taking the next course in 2010.
look into nationally excepted HR            have, with the help of Molly                                                              For additional infor-
                                                                                                                                  mation you may contact
Call For Volunteers!                                                                                                              any of the Board Mem-
                                                                                                                                  bers listed on the back of
We are currently seeking:                                                                                                         this publication.
•     Website Chairperson and/or Webmaster-The person in this position would help with the website and
     be the webmaster for the Chapter.
•    Chair Persons in the areas of Governmental Affairs and College Relations. The individuals in these posi-                         GSMSHRM BITS
     tions will assist chapter in meeting SHRM goals in area of expertise and participate in bi-monthly board meet-
                                                                                                                                  •    GSMSHRM was re-
     ings in order to keep the chapter leadership team informed.
                                                                                                                                       cently named a SU-
•    Individuals interested in assisting with our Chapter’s Quarterly Newsletter, The Beacon News.
                                                                                                                                       PER STAR Chapter
•    Members that would be willing to assist with Certification Class Instruction or Resume Workshops                                  for 2008 by achieving
For more information, or to volunteer, please send an email to President@gsmshrm.org or                                                a 10% increase in
                                                                                                                                       SHRM Membership!
secretary@GSMSHRM.org.
                                                                                                                                  •    The Beacon News is
GSMSHRM Sponsors Resume Workshop                                                                                                       going quarterly! Fu-
    A “Resume Building and Job Interviewing”                      consecutive year.                                                    ture editions will be
workshop will be held on April 1st, 2009 at                                                                                            published in the sec-
                                                                      Members interested in volunteering to
MCCC. The workshop will begin at 5pm and                                                                                               ond month of each
                                                                  review and help coach attendees at the con-
will be open to MCCC's general student popu-                                                                                           quarter.
                                                                  clusion of the presentation should contact
lation.                                                           Barry Kinsey (734)384-4124 or Chuck
    GSMSHRM President, Chuck Coaker, will                         Coaker at 734-289-6440.
be conducting this workshop for the second
        Online Event                       Greater SE Michigan SHRM

        Registration         The Greater SE Michigan Society for Human Resource Management
                          (GSMSHRM) encourages the exchange of ideas, discussion of problems, and the
                          dissemination of information in the field of human resources.
   Please remember to
                              Founded in 2007 it is our goal to continue to expand our membership and
     register online at   to become the premier organization for Human Resource Professionals in the
 www.gsmshrm.org for Monroe County/Downriver Area. GSMSHRM is an official chapter of the Soci-
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                          est association devoted to human resource management. Representing more
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    BOARD MEMBERS
Chuck Coaker, PHR—President
(734) 289-6440
Chuck.Coaker@twbcompany.com
Melinda Buell, PHR—Past President
(734) 241-4140
mbuell@sygmanetwork.com
Patrick Lambrix– President Elect
(734) 847-3205
klambri@antila.net

Diana Anderson, PHR—Secretary
(734) 947-5536
djanderson@ssallc.com
Lisa Leachman—Treasurer                    YOUR HELP IS NEEDED FOR FUTURE ISSUES OF “THE BEACON NEWS”!
(734) 241-3935
lleachman@fedco-usa.com                        Your Board is very interested        ing                            Please email your suggestions for
Chris Bodi– Diversity /Hospitality Chair   in making this newsletter a useful   •   SHRM news of significance   additional content and your ideas
(734) 242-1321                                                                                                  for quarterly newsletter articles to
                                           tool for members. To that end,       •   Outstanding achievements
chrisb@accu-staff.com                                                                                           djanderson@ssallc.com.
Monica McGowan– Speaker/Sponsorship        we are hoping to receive some            of members
Chair                                      suggestions for future content.      •   Introduction of new mem-
(734) 289-6446
Monica.McGowan@twbcompany.com                  We would like to include the         bers
Molly McCutchan-HRCI Chair                 following pieces of information      •   Summaries of available
(734) 384-4245                             in each edition:                         SHRM workshops/seminars
mmccutchan@monroeccc.edu
Barry Kinsey—Membership Chair              •    Meeting notices
                                                                                •   Legislative Reports
(734) 384-4124
                                           •    Project status reports
                                                                                •   Regional SHRM News
bkinsey@monroeccc.edu
                                           •    Information on future pro-
                                                                                •   Pictures of newsworthy
Jim Schubargo- -Community Relations/
                                                                                    events
Workforce Development Chair                     jects
(419) 255-2709
                                           •    Summary of previous meet-
                                                                                •   Committee news
James.schubargo@hylant.com
                        GSMSHRM
                                          Greater Southeast Michigan
                                  Society for Human Resource Management
                                   T h e B e a c o n N ew s
                                                                                                                       Volume 1, Issue 10
Upcoming Meetings/                                                                                                          08/10/2009
Events:
                                  Message from the President - Chuck Coaker, PHR
 Bi-Monthly HR Connec-
   tion Meeting– August                                                 tions will be open for individuals     McGowan by email,
   20th– Schottenheimer’s–                                              to volunteer to run for election.      Monica.McGowan@twbcompan
   State Rep, Kathy Angerer–                                            The positions of President Elect,      y.com to request verification of
   see page 2 for more info                                             Secretary and Treasure will be         your attendance and a replace-
                                                                        open. Volunteerism is a wonder-        ment certificate.
 Bi-Monthly Program Meet-
                                                                        ful way to give back to your pro-
   ing- September 17th– Lazy                                                                                   Would you like a FREE LUNCH?
                                                                        fession and any chapter member
   Boy Center-MCCC– The                                                 who is a SHRM national member          You can get one! Any GSMSHRM
   New FMLA– See page 3                                                 can submit their name for one of       member who, brings a guest to a
   for more information                                                 the positions. Individuals desiring    chapter meeting and that guest
 GSMSHRM Elections–                                                   to be placed on the ballot for a       later becomes a fully paid up
                                   Dear Fellow GSMSHRM Mem-                                                    GSMSHRM member will get a free
   Nominations due Sept 4th,                                            position should submit their name
                                  bers,                                                                        paid lunch at the chapter’s next
   Election Ballots due Sept                                            to me at
                                Can you believe that August is          Chuck.coaker@twbcompany.com.           HR Connection Meeting. So, take
   30th.                                                                                                       some time to invite a friend to a
                                already here and school will start      Volunteering for a position is truly
                                in just 30 days. Where has the          a rewarding experience and will        meeting. We are confident they
                                summer gone? I am sure that time        add to your professional and per-      will enjoy it and see the value of
        MEMBERSHIP
                                has just flown-by because we have       sonal development. Give it a try -     our low cost membership will
    If you are not are NOT a all been so busy                                                                  provide to them and their com-
                                                                        - I think you will like it!            pany with a wealth of resources,
GSMSHRM member, you may at work and doing things with our               The chapter would like your help       contacts and information that
join by completing the applica- families. But before summer ends        to better plan for and resource        would otherwise be more costly
                                we have some things to share with       our meetings. Your assistance will     and time consuming to obtain.
tion located on our website at
                                you that are on going in                take very little effort or time. All
www.gsmshrm.org.                GSMSHRM. So please take some-           you need to do is pre-register for     As always, we look forward to
                                time to read my letter and the                                                 seeing and talking with you at our
                                                                        the meetings you attend. This
    Dues are $25/year for na-                                                                                  meetings and hearing how the
                                Beacon to catch up on what is           small task can be easily done via
tional SHRM members and going on in the chapter and the                                                        Board Members and Chair Per-
                                                                        the chapter website. Simply go to
                                                                        the website and log in. You must       sons can better serve you and
$50/year for non-SHRM mem- world of HR.                                                                        improve the chapter. Please feel
                                                                        log in to register. Click on the tab
bers.                             Hopefully all of you are aware that                                          free to contact us if we can be of
                                                                        marked Calendar / Events. Find
                                  the Federal and State of Michigan                                            assistance.
   Membership meetings are                                              the event you want to attend,
                                  Minimum wage requirements have
                                                                        click on Event Details and click on    Sincerely,
scheduled from 8-9:30 am on       changed effective July 24, 2009.
                                                                        the Register Button and complete
                                  The new Federal requirement is                                               Chuck Coaker
the 3rd Thursday of every                                               the registration. Your assistance
                                  $7.25 and the new state require-
other month (beginning with                                             in pre-registering will help us pre-
                                  ment is$7.40. It might be a good                                             President GSMSHRM
                                                                        pare for the meetings by having
January). Meetings are held in    idea to take a quick look at your
                                                                        the right amount of handouts,
                                  pay structure to ensure you are
the La-Z-Boy Center of Mon-                                             refreshments and setting available.        Inside this issue:
                                  meeting these requirements and
roe County Community Col-                                               Your assistance in pre-registering
                                  regardless of your pay structure,                                                Upcoming Events         1
                                  ensure that you have the required     is greatly appreciated.
lege on Raisinville Rd. in Mon-
                                  posters visibly displayed with the    The chapter has received HRCI              SHRM News               2
roe.
                                  new minimum wages.                    credit for all of the general mem-         Chapter News            2-3
    For additional informa- The chapter has been blessed with           bership meetings we have had so
                                                                        far this year. Members, who                Networking Event Info   2
tion you may contact any individuals who have stepped up                signed in and attended a meeting,
                            to take exciting leadership roles in                                                   Call for Volunteers     3
of the Board Members                                                    are eligible for recertification
                            the chapter. In the next couple of
listed on the back of this months we will have our annual               credit for their attendance. If you        Chapter Bits            3
                                                                        have lost your certificate or did
publication.                chapter election for Chapter                                                           Chapter Contact Info    4
                                                                        not receive a certificate at the
                            Board Members. Three key posi-
                                                                        meeting you can contact Monica
Page 2
                                        GSMSHRM
              Legal Update Voice Your Opinions to Our Elected Officeholders by Pat Lambrix
                                        Today, employers are experiencing       several employment issues during              health reform.
         The SHRM Le-                   the most active public policy agenda    the next few years. Listed is a sam-
         gal Issues web-                to impact human resources in sev-       pling of what is currently active on        State of Michigan’s Speaker of
         site is a nice                 eral years. We have an obligation to                                                  the House, Andy Dillon has
                                                                                the agenda:
                                        stay abreast of passed and pending                                                    proposed health care over-
tool for staying current                                                            Health Care Reform has been             haul for state employees.
with what’s going on                    legislation at both federal and state
                                        levels of government and understand          at the forefront of the news in          What are the pros and cons?
with Employment Law.                                                                 recent months. The outlook
                                        the long term ramifications to our
For 2009, we have al-                   organizations and employees. Below           to enact Health Reform is still  Paid parental leave
ready had changes to                    is a list of our federal and state           uncertain although some com-
                                                                                                                      Employment eligibility (E-
FMLA         and     the                elected officials and their contact          mittees within the House and
                                                                                     Senate have in principle ap-         verify)
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act                  information. Let them know how
has been signed. The                    you feel regarding a pending bill and        proved the bills.               By being informed and staying con-
new I-9 has been imple-                 whether you are supportive or non-                                           nected, we can help our organiza-
                                                                                   The hot topic in January cen-   tion prepare for changes in em-
mented (finally!) and the               supportive of their position. Don’t
                                                                                     tered on the Employee Free      ployment law and play a significant
10th Circuit Court has                  think for one minute that your opin-
                                                                                     Choice Act - or "card check"    role in shaping HR policy. Please
                                        ion doesn’t count: IT DOES MAT-
upheld a ruling to allow                                                             bill – currently this remains   see page 3 for Elected Official
legally owned firearms                  TER.                                         tabled in Congress as legisla-
                                                                                                                     Contact Information.
in a locked vehicle on                  There will be a continued focus on           tors focus their efforts on
Company        property.
With so many changes                     Come and Join the fun at the 21st Annual MISHRM State Conference!
and challenges ahead in
2009, I encourage you to                                        “Capitalizing on HR’s Golden Opportunity”
add the following link to
your favorites:     http://
                                                                             September 30th-October 2nd
www.shrm.org/Advocacy/                                                               The Lansing Center
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                                        HR Connection News: New Venue for our August Event!!
                          Please join us for lunch at the  Leader, will be with us for casual gan.
                         new Schottenheimer’s Rathskeller conversation and fielding any ques-
                         on South Telegraph; just south of tions you may have! We won’t       Please RSVP through our website
                         M-50 in Monroe…for lunch on       make this a formal event to allow or to:
If you are a National August 20th at noon! Kathy An- us to simply chat with one of the chris@caringalternatives.com
SHRM Member, you can gerer, State House Majority           most powerful women in Michi-      See you there!
update your address,
phone number or e-mail
online 24-hours a day, 7
days a week. Name GSMSHRM Membership News: WELCOME to our New Members!
changes must be made
by a SHRM Customer GSMSHRM offers a warm wel-              Director for Monroe Public Schools at O’Brien Engineered Products
Service Representative come to new members:                Nelia Fick, Project Coordinator
at    1-800-283-SHRM,
                                                           with O’Brien Engineered Products
703-548-3440         or                                                                          Thank you for joining us!
shrm@shrm.org.           Rick Arnette, Human Resource Judy Jernigan, Operations Manager
Volume 1, Issue 10                                                                                                                                Page 3

                                                                                                                             Elected Officials
Workplace Development News- Jim Schubargo
This is to thank everyone that par-       implementing their generous dona- clothes for job interviews.                   Contact Information
ticipated in our spring / summer          tions into my wardrobe (for hope- GSMSHRM members can bring                 Senator Carl M. Levin U.S.
professional clothing drive. I must       fully obvious reasons)!              unwanted professional clothing to      Senate, Washington D.C. 20510
confess that Pat Lambrix is keeping                                            chapter meetings and it is redis-
                                          While the spring / summer drive                                             Phone (202) 224-6221, Fax
a watchful eye on my attire as he                                              tributed to The Monroe Thrift
                                          has officially ended, GSMSHRM will Shop. MICHWorks sends job                (202) 224-1388, web site;
suspects I may show-up at a future
GSMSHRM meeting wearing one of            be conducting a professional cloth- candidates to the Thrift Shop with      Levin.senate.gov
                                          ing drive again this Fall. Our chap- a voucher that allows them to
his donated ties!                                                                                                     Senator Debbie Stabenow,
                                          ter has partnered with MICH-
                                                                               select professional clothing.          U.S. Senate, Washington D.C.
Chuck Coaker and Joan Pisanti             Works, to support unemployed
were not concerned about me               individuals needing professional                                            20510
                                                                              Thanks Again.
                                                                                                                      Phone (202) 224-4822 e-mail;
                                                                                                                      senator@stabenow.senate.gov
Sponsorship Chair News: Speaker Information                                                                           Congressman John D.
This year we have had speakers at         We have great speakers scheduled                                            Dingell, 23 E. Front Street Suite
                                                                              Medical Leave Act. Lynn Luther
every one of our bi-monthly               at our membership meetings for      and Nicole Flynn, both attorney’s       103, Monroe, Michigan 48161
GSMSHRM meetings. All speakers            2009 and moving into 2010. Our                                              Phone (734) 243-1849, Fax
                                                                              at Eastman & Smith specialize in a
have been pre-certified for HRCI          next meeting will be held on
                                                                              wide range of employment law,           (734) 243-5559
credits. If you attended one of the       Thursday, September 17th from
meetings this year and need a cer-        8:00am-9:30am at The La Z Boy       such as discrimination, labor dis-      Governor Jennifer Gran-
tificate of completion, please con-       Center on the Monroe County         putes, EEOC, FMLA, ADA and              holm, P.O. Box 30013, Lansing,
tact Monica McGowan at                    Community College Campus.           other administrative claims. This       Michigan 48909
monica.mcgowan@twbcompany.co                                                  will be an informative and timely
                                          At this meeting we are pleased to                                           Phone (517) 335-7858, Fax
m. These meetings are open to                                                 presentation that will be of great      (517) 335-6863; web site;
other HR professionals who might          have Attorney’s from Eastman &
                                                                              benefit to all HR professionals         mich.gov/gov
be interested in joining the              Smith’s Labor and Employment Law
GSMSHRM Chapter.                          Section to speak to our group                                               Senator Randy Richardville,
                                          regarding changes to The Family                                             P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, Michi-
                                                                                                                      gan 48909
                                                                                                                      Phone(866) 556-7917, Fax (517)
More SHRM Foundation News: GSMSHRM to Donate Basket for Conference                                                    373-0927; e-mail; senrichard-
                                                                                                                      ville@senate.michigan.gov
The basket is filling up.          The    July 16th chapter meeting which jump    Schottenheimer’s Rathskeller, if
GSMSHRM Auction Basket for the            started our basket; the approximate     possible bring your items to the Senator Bruce Patterson,
MISHRM State Conference is con-           value thus far is $228.00. As you       luncheon so the basket can be P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, Michi-
tinuing to build up, but we do need       think about items to donate to our      prepared.                          gan 48909
more participation from our chapter       Auction Basket keep in mind prod-
members to ensure a first rate bas-       ucts that are unique to our corner of   Points of contact for this project Phone (517) 373-7350, Fax
ket that will be the envy of all Michi-   the world for that true South Michi-    are, Chris Bodi 734-242-8711 (517) 373-9228; e-mail; senpat-
gan SHRM chapters. Thanks to              gan flavor. Our next HR Connection      and Wade Gaston, 419-380- terson@senate.michigan.gov
members that donated items at the         Meeting is August 20th, Noon, at        3893.                              Representative Kathy An-
                                                                                                                     gerer, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing,
Call For Volunteer Leaders!                                                                 GSMSHRM BITS Michigan 48909
                                                                                                                      Phone (888) 345-2849, Fax
GSMSHRM to Hold Elections in September                                                     The Chapter would
                                                                                           like you to know…that
                                                                                                                      (517) 373-7757; e-mail; kathy-
                                                                                           there IS a free            angerer@house.mi.gov
GSMSHRM will be holding our elections for our 2010 Board Members in Septem-
                                                                                           lunch!! Sharon Wil-        Representative Kate Ebli,
ber.   We are currently taking nominations for President-Elect, Treasurer, and             liams of Caring Alter-     P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, Michi-
Secretary. Emails have been sent notifying members of the election information as          natives will be enjoying   gan 48909
well as Job Descriptions. Please consider volunteering to run for these positions as       one at our August
                                                                                           Networking                 Phone (888) 325-4056, Fax
the secret to our success is YOU! Your current Treasurer, Lisa Leachman, and               event. You too can         (517) 373-5782; e-mail; katee-
Secretary, Diana Anderson have come to the end of their terms and according to             get one…if you bring       bli@house.mi.gov
our By-Laws, are not eligible for re-election. So as you can see, we do need volun-        in a new mem-              Representative Deb Ken-
                                                                                           ber! Bring a colleague     nedy, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing,
teers to run for these positions. Terms are 1 year in length. The deadline for             or two and allow them
                                                                                                                      Michigan 48909
nominations is September 4th so please don’t delay. If you would like additional           to see the benefits of
information regarding the open positions or our election process, please feel free         our meetings and net-      Phone (866) 725-2929, Fax
                                                                                           working opportunities      (517) 373-5922; e-mail; debken-
to contact Patrick Lambrix at klambri@netmichigan.net or any GSMSHRM board
members.                                                                                                              nedy@house.mi.gov
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   BOARD MEMBERS
Chuck Coaker, PHR—President
(734) 289-6440
Chuck.Coaker@twbcompany.com
                                                         GSMSHRM
Melinda Buell, PHR—Past President                             P.O. Box 2207
(734) 241-4140
mbuell@sygmanetwork.com
                                                              Monroe, MI 48161
Patrick Lambrix– President Elect
(734) 847-3205
klambri@antila.net

Diana Anderson, PHR—Secretary
(734) 947-5536
djanderson@ssallc.com
Lisa Leachman—Treasurer
(734) 241-3935
lleachman@fedco-usa.com
Chris Bodi– Diversity /Hospitality Chair
(734) 242-1321
chrisb@accu-staff.com
Monica McGowan– Speaker/
Sponsorship Chair
(734) 289-6446                             YOUR HELP IS NEEDED FOR FUTURE ISSUES OF “THE BEACON NEWS”!
Monica.McGowan@twbcompany.com
Molly McCutchan-HRCI Chair                      Your Board is very interested        ing
(734) 384-4245                                                                                                          Please email your suggestions for
                                           in making this newsletter a useful      SHRM news of significance
                                                                                                                     additional content and your ideas
mmccutchan@monroeccc.edu
Barry Kinsey—Membership Chair              tool for members. To that end,          Outstanding achievements        for quarterly newsletter articles to
(734) 384-4124                             we are hoping to receive some             of members                      djanderson@ssallc.com.
bkinsey@monroeccc.edu                      suggestions for future content.         Introduction of new mem-
Jim Schubargo- -Community Relations/
Workforce Development Chair                     We would like to include the         bers
(419) 255-2709                             following pieces of information         Summaries of available
James.schubargo@hylant.com
                                           in each edition:                          SHRM workshops/seminars
Sue Pine– Legislative Chair
(734) 246-8230                                 Meeting notices
                                                                                   Legislative Reports
sue.pine@sms-millcraft.us
                                               Project status reports
                                                                                   Regional SHRM News
Wade Gaston-SHRM Foundation Chair
                                               Information on future pro-
                                                                                   Pictures of newsworthy
(419) 380-3893
wgaston@charteronebank.com                                                           events
                                                 jects
                                               Summary of previous meet-
                                                                                   Committee news
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                                 T h e B e a c o n N ew s
                                                                                                                     Volume 1, Issue 11
Upcoming Meetings/                                                                                                      11/10/2009
Events:
 Bi-Monthly Program Meet-
                                Message from the President - Chuck Coaker, PHR
   ing- November 19th– La-                       Dear Fellow          bers not able to attend will re-     vides you and your company with a
   Z-Boy Center, Monroe                          GSMSHRM              ceive an email ballot that can be    wealth of resources, contacts and
   County Community Col-                         Members,             marked and returned by fax to be     information that would otherwise
   lege– 8:00 am– Chapter                                             counted in the election process.     be more costly and time consuming
                                                   So how many        Results of election will be sent out to obtain. You will be pleased to
   Elections and Pending Leg-                      days are left to
   islation Update– Lynn                                              by email to the general member-      note that there has been no increase
                                the end of the year and how many      ship at a later date. The second     in GSMSHRM’s membership rate. In
   Luther and Nicole Flynn,     of them are true work days? I am
   Atty’s                                                             half of the meeting will be devoted  fact, organizations with several em-
                                guessing that it’s close to 61 days   to a presentation providing you      ployees that are or who would like
 Bi-Monthly HR Connec-        to the end of the year and roughly    with an over view of the major       to be members may be eligible to
   tion Meeting– December       40 work days. Can you believe                                              receive a discounted rate for your
                                                                      legislation that is still pending that
   17th– Pepperoni Grille–      2009 comes down to this small         could effect your organization in    company. So please look to see if
   GSMSHRM Appreciation         amount of time? Where did the         the near future. Lynn Luther and     your organization qualifies. You will
   Celebration See inside for   year go? More over, where did         Nicole Flynn, attorneys, from        also be pleased to note that the
                                my time as the GSMSHRM Presi-
   more details!                                                      Eastman and Smith will make this     chapter does not charge a renewal
                                dent go? Time has just flown-by
 Bi-Monthly Program Meet-                                           insightfully presentation - - please fee to a current member who has
                                and it was a busy year, but one of
   ing– January 21st- La-Z-                                           join us for a look into the poten-   been laid off or released from em-
                                the most rewarding experiences I
   Boy Center, Monroe                                                 tial legal changes of the future.    ployment. If you are in one of these
                                have done. Let me thank all of
                                                                                                           situations please contact Pat Lam-
   County Community Col-        you for your loyalty and dedica-      Please mark your calendar to         brix, or myself and provide us with
   lege– 8:00 am– Fragomen-     tion to HR as a profession and to     come the GSMSHRM’s Apprecia- your name and the date of lost em-
   Topic TBD                    our chapter by helping it grow and    tion Celebration to honor our        ployment; so your membership can
                                become a well respected program       membership. We will be using the be continued for 2010. So, as soon
                                in the HR community. I also want      HR Connection Meeting in De-         as you receive a request for mem-
                                to thank the chapter board mem-       cember to recognize our volun-       bership renewal, please return it
2009 KEY Sponsor                bers and chair persons for their      teers and other accomplishments. with a check for your renewal; it is a
                                dedicated efforts in making my job    Please join us for a festive occa-
        Fragomen                a lot easier and the chapter a suc-   sion at the Pepperoni Grille (off of great economic value.
                                cess. I can honestly say that vol-    M-50) on Thursday, December          Again, I want to thank all of you for
 Leading the Way in Global      unteerism is a wonderful way to       17th, at Noon. In an effort to help the pleasure of serving you as Presi-
  Corporate Immigration
                                give back to your profession and I    the chapter better plan for and      dent and as always, we look forward
         Scott Cooper           highly encourage you to consider      resource our meetings please pre- to seeing and talking with you at our
                                taking on the challenge of accept-    register for the meetings you at-    meetings and hearing how we can
        (248)649-5404           ing a volunteer position in the       tend. This small task can be easily better serve you and improve the
   scooper@fragomen.com         chapter - - I know you will find it   done via the chapter website.        chapter. Please feel free to contact
    www.fragomen.com            rewarding. As we go into the          Simply go to the website and log us if we can be of assistance.
                                New Year please be assured the        in. You must log in to register.
                                chapter is in good leadership         Click on the tab marked Calen-
                                hands and will continue to thrive     dar / Events. Find the event you     Sincerely,
  Inside this issue:            as a dynamic organization. Thank      want to attend, click on Event
                                you for allowing me to serve as       Details and click on the Register    Chuck Coaker
  Upcoming Events         1
                                your President.                       Button and complete the registra-
                                                                                                           Chuck Coaker, PHR
  Legal Update            4                                           tion. Your pre-registering is
                                The Chapter Meeting on Thurs-
                                                                      greatly appreciated.                 President GSMSHRM
  Chapter News            2-3   day, November 19th is a dual pur-
                                pose meeting. The first part of       In December all of us will be re-
  Networking Event Info   2     the meeting we will be used for       ceiving our notice to renew our
  Call for Volunteers     3     our annual election for Board         annual chapter membership for
                                Members. Chapter members in           2009. Membership is based on a
  Chapter Bits            3     attendance will get to cast their     calendar year and everyone will be
                                vote on a ballot at the meeting to    sent a renewal notice. Your mem-
  Chapter Contact Info    6
                                elect new Board Members. Mem-         bership, for a minimal cost, pro-
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                                         GSMSHRM
              Legal Update Membership News: Membership Renewal News
                                         2009 is quickly coming to a             We will be offering a Corporate
         The SHRM Le-                    close...and what a GREAT year it has    Rate for all businesses that have      Non-SHRM memberships from the
         gal Issues web-                 been for GSMSHRM. We have had           more than 2 members that join at       same company)
         site is a nice                  many returning members as well as       the same time. Here is how it
tool for staying current                 many new members that have joined                                              In order to take advantage of the
                                                                                 works:                                 discount then memberships must
with what’s going on                     us this year. This just goes to show
                                         what an incredible value the     Corporate discount of 25% for                 be received all at the same time
with Employment Law.                                                      more than two memberships                     from the company. Any member-
For 2009, we have al-                    Greater Southeast Michigan
                                         SHRM chapter is for all who join.in 2010:                                      ships added by a company at a
ready had changes to                                                       *More than 2 chapter SHRM                    later date will be at the full mem-
                                         Where else can you get HRCI cred-
FMLA         and     the                                                  members
                                         its, valuable HR resources, and net-                                           bership price.
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act                   working with your Peers for only (2 SHRM memberships at $25
                                                                          each; then $18.75 per additional              Remember: Memberships expire
has been signed. The                     $25-$50 per year?                                                              on December 31st, 2009 and the
new I-9 has been imple-                                                   SHRM memberships above 2
                                         As a reminder, 2009 membership   SHRM memberships from the same                deadline for Membership Renewals
mented (finally!) and the                                                                                               will be February 28, 2010. If you
                                         expires December 31, 2009. Chap- company)
10th Circuit Court has                   ter membership rates will remain  *More than 2 chapter Non-SHRM                would like more information on
upheld a ruling to allow                 the same for 2010- $25 for Na-   memberships                                   membership or corporate dis-
legally owned firearms                   tional SHRM members and $50 for (2 Non-SHRM memberships at $50                 counts, please feel free to contact
in a locked vehicle on                   non-SHRM members. However, this each; then $37.50 per additional               Diana Anderson at djander-
Company        property.                 year we have some exciting news. Non-SHRM memberships above 2                  son@ssallc.com
With so many changes
and challenges ahead in
2009, I encourage you to
add the following link to
                                        HRCI Certification News: Your Response is Needed!
your favorites:     http://
w w w . s h r m . o r g / A d v o c a c y / GSMSHRM will be offering the HRCI study course in early 2010. One of our goals as a chapter is to promote
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                                        ning a week for 10 weeks at Monroe County Community College. The expense incurred to the student are
                                        for the course study material which is approximately $500. The similar course offered through Eastern Michi-
                                        gan or UT typically exceed $1000. We offer a wonderful bargain with great volunteers from the chapter to
This page is dedicated to encouraging   teach the classes.
National SHRM Members to MAXIMIZE       If you are considering pursuing certification efforts, please contact Molly McCutchan or myself. At this time we
                                        are merely assessing the interest of potential candidates for the 2010 class.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP. If you are not a

SHRM National Member, you can join by
                                        Molly McCutchan: mmccutchan@monroeccc.edu

visiting: https://ecom.shrm.org/        Patrick Lambrix: klambri@antila.net
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                                        SHRM Foundation News: Your Financial Support Makes A Difference!
                                        As you think about your year-end      swers to your HR challenges          tion advance the HR profession by
                                        charitable contributions, please      through its support of research      making a donation today! You can
                                        consider making an investment in      grants, scholarships, educational    send your contribution to: SHRM
                                        the future of the HR profession       programs and practitioner re-        Foundation, P.O. Box 79116, Balti-
                                        through a tax-deductible gift to      sources. Your financial support is   more, MD 21279-0116 or donate
                                        the SHRM Foundation. The              vital to ensure that the SHRM        online (www.shrm.org/
If you are a National                   SHRM Foundation provides com-         Foundation can continue this im-     foundation). Thank you in advance
SHRM Member, you can                    prehensive, research-based an-        portant work. Help the Founda-       for your support!
update your address,
phone number or e-mail                  HR Connection News: December Meeting Info
online 24-hours a day, 7
days a week. Name                        Please join us for our End of the     The Pepperoni Grill                   We will be celebrating the success
changes must be made                    Year Celebration and Recognition                                             of another great year for our Chap-
by a SHRM Customer                      Luncheon on :                         911 St James Park Avenue               ter and recognize those members
Service Representative                                          th            Monroe (Just off Dunbar Road in        who have made a significant differ-
                                        Thursday, December 17 from12                                                 ence. We look forward to seeing
at    1-800-283-SHRM,                                                         Carrington Farms)
                                        pm to 1 pm (ish!) being held at:                                             you there!
703-548-3440         or
shrm@shrm.org.
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Call For Volunteers!              GSMSHRM Needs YOU!                                                                                 GSMSHRM BITS
GSMSHRM's volunteer leaders are          ership as a volunteer will help our        ership Area’s and Leadership Roles               The Chapter would
critical to the chapter’s success and to chapter realize our goals as a profes-     available that could use your creativ-           like you to know…
                                                                                                                                     that there IS a free
the overall advancement of the human sional society devoted to the interests        ity and expertise so please consider
                                                                                                                                     lunch!! Here’s how
resource profession. We could not be of those who manage the human assets the opportunity to serve our chap-                         you can qualify: …if
successful without the effort and sup- of local businesses, organizations, and ter, members and profession.                          you bring in a new
                                                                                                                                     member! Bring a col-
port of volunteer leaders. Your lead-    agencies. There are several Core Lead-
                                                                                                                                     league or two and
                                                                                                                                     allow them to see the
                                                                                                                                     benefits of our meet-
Sponsorship Chair News: Upcoming Speaker and Meeting Information                                                                     ings and networking
Over the 2009 year we have had           Luther and Nicole Flynn, Attorneys        Also, we have some of our speakers                opportunities
several great speakers at our bi-        from Eastman Smith in Toledo, Ohio.       already lined up for 2010. In January,
                                                                                                                                     Congratulations to
monthly program meetings. All            They will speak to us for about 45        we will hear from Fragomen who is
                                                                                                                                     Neila Fick of O’Brien
speakers to date were HRCI certified     minutes in regards to Legislative Up-     recognized as the world's leading
                                                                                                                                     Engineered Products
for credits. If you attended one of      dates. As you all know, there are         immigration law firm. They provide
                                                                                                                                     who won the $25
the meetings this year and did not       plenty of changes in legislation this     comprehensive immigration services
                                                                                                                                     Visa Gift Card in the
receive you HRCI certification form      year and it will be a great opportunity   for short- and long-term interna-
                                                                                                                                     drawing from all par-
for your credits, it’s not too late to   for you to hear about upcoming            tional assignments, permanent trans-
                                                                                                                                     ticipants in our recent
get credit. Email Monica McGowan,        changes for 2010.                         fers and the local hire of foreign
                                                                                                                                     2009 Chapter Mem-
Sponsorship Chair, at mam-                                                         workers. Fragomen is also one of
                                      Nicole and Lynn spoke at our Sep-                                                              bership Needs Survey.
cgowan@verizon.net and I will be                                                   GSMSHRM's Key sponsors.
                                      tember, 2009 meeting regarding the                                                             Your responses will
happy to send you a course comple-
                                      changes in FMLA. All who attended            The meeting will be held at The La-               help us to better
tion form.                            received pertinent information re-           Z-Boy Center on the campus of                     meet the needs of all
As we wrap up our year with the final garding the changes to The Family            Monroe County Community College                   of our members in
general meeting on Thursday, No-      Medical Leave Act. It was an excel-          on Thursday, November 19, 2009                    the upcoming year.
vember 19th, part of the meeting will lent presentation and their November         from 8:00 – 9:30 am.                              Thank you for your
hold chapter elections. The balance   19th program should be another great                                                           responses and con-
of the meeting we will hear from Lynn and informative program.                     We hope to see you there!                         gratulations again to
                                                                                                                                     Neila!

Elections Being Held at November Chapter Membership Meeting!
Elections for our 2010 Chapter      County Community College at            Secretary, and Lisa Leachman,         your votes for these positions.
Officers will be held on Thursday, 8am. The elections will be for the Treasurer, whom have both
November 19th at our general        positions of Secretary and Treas-      served in these positions for three
membership meeting being held at urer. These positions are cur-            consecutive years. Please plan on
the La-z-boy Center at Monroe       rently held by Diana Anderson,         attending so that you may cast


From the Desk of Patrick Lambrix, PHR– President-Elect GSMSHRM                                                     Help Wanted!

I’m very excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve as President for the 2010 calendar                   Experienced Chairman of the
year and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. I am also very excited to work with the                 HR Connection Committee
                                                                                                                   seeking a few good…
leadership team in advancing the Human Resources profession and serving the professional.
                                                                                                                   ideas! And a co-chair!
Just as I am excited and honored to serve, I challenge you to find ways you can serve as well. We
could not be successful without the effort and support of volunteer leaders. Your leadership as a                  One idea is a wine and cheese
volunteer will help our chapter realize our goals as a professional society devoted to the interests of            tasting after hours event…can
those who manage the human assets of local businesses, organizations, and agencies.                                you suggest other ideas?

When you think of the all the members we have with various professional backgrounds and personal                   The HR Connection Chair has
                                                                                                                   lots of crazy and wondrous
experiences, it is amazing the impact we could have on our chapter and community. The power of
                                                                                                                   plans for 2010 and would like
our membership is limitless.                                                                                       a.) a partner of like mind set or
With the dynamic challenges that face organizations today and the ever changing landscape of em-                   b.) a partner with common
ployment law, HR professionals have an opportunity to be the difference makers. I hope that                        sense.
GSMSHRM will be the association you turn to as a resource for HR education, networking, and vol-                   Please send all responses to:
unteerism.                                                                                                         chris@caringalternatives.com
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         Free Training Being Offered for GSMSHRM Members
Chapter members’ companies         ciation of Chiropractors (MAC)       specialized, one-hour workplace       tries with up to 100 employees.
receive lower back and ergo-       and demonstrates ergonomically       safety-training program.
                                                                                                              Employers or employees inter-
nomic training due to a state      correct ways to perform job tasks,
                                                                        The safety training is available to   ested in this training can obtain
grant from the Michigan Depart-    as well as offering stretches and
                                                                        manufacturing, nursing and resi-      more information about Work-
ment of Energy, Labor and Eco-     exercises that can help reduce the
                                                                        dential care and has now been         Safe by going to
nomic Growth. WorkSafe is a        risk of injury.
                                                                        opened to include warehousing         www.MACWorkSafe.com or
free, nonprofit training program
                                   GSMSHRM has nine doctors that        and storage, nondurable good          calling Kathy Schaefer at 517-333-
developed by the Michigan Asso-
                                   have been trained to provide a       retailers, and landscaping indus-     3133 ext. 3.


Legal News Update!
DHS, GINA, PPA, IRS – What do these all have in common? They all require some type of action on January 1st, 2010. Sometimes it’s mind
boggling to try to keep up with all the requirements. Thankfully, SHRM has many valuable resources available to help.
To help you prepare for upcoming compliance deadlines, check out these links to resources on SHRM Online and other resources:

 Date                                                                    Requirement

 11/6/09                                                                 DHS: Department of Homeland Security's rescission of
                                                                         "no-match" regulations is effective.

 11/21/09                                                                GINA: The employment provisions of GINA (Title II)
                                                                         take effect.

 1/1/10                                                                  PPA: A qualified long-term-care rider may be added to
                                                                         an annuity or life insurance contract such that the rider
                                                                         is fully funded through a partial cash surrender. Prior to
                                                                         the PPA, this would have been a taxable event. But as of
                                                                         taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2009, the act
                                                                         allows for this transaction as long as the investment in
                                                                         the original contract is large enough to support the
                                                                         transaction.

 1/1/10                                                                  GINA: Title I of GINA takes effect for calendar-year
                                                                         plans.

 1/1/10                                                                  Health insurance: Mental health parity provisions are
                                                                         effective for calendar-year plans.

 1/1/10                                                                  IRS: Internal Revenue Service regulations will require
                                                                         employers that sponsor group health plans to report and
                                                                         pay excise taxes for failing to satisfy certain federal
                                                                         group health plan mandates.

 2/17/10                                                                 HIPAA: The HIPAA privacy and security rules become
                                                                         applicable to business associates on this date.

 5/22/10                                                                 PPA: For collectively bargained plans, the rules on
                                                                         phased retirement pension distributions apply after the
                                                                         first plan year that begins after the last of the agree-
                                                                         ments terminates or, if earlier, this date.

 12/31/10                                                                EGTRRA: The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Recon-
                                                                         ciliation Act (EGTRRA) amendments to pension provi-
                                                                         sions of the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA do not
                                                                         expire because the PPA eliminates EGTRRA's sunset pro-
                                                                         vision.

 1/1/15                                                                  PPA: Most U.S. companies will have until at least this
                                                                         date to fully fund their pension plans.
                                  Volume 1, Issue 11                                                                    Page 5
       MEMBERSHIP
                                  Available Scholarship and Awards Program!
If you are not      are NOT a     GSMSHRM is assisting Soroptimist       their community. Clubs submit         poll to receive the annual award, a
GSMSHRM member, you may           International Club of Monroe, in       their entry to the region-level       $5,000 donation to the charitable
                                  an inter-professional organizational   where the region selects a woman      organization of her choice. The
join by completing the applica-
                                  effort, to provide information on      to honor at the region conference.    finalist may also receive an invita-
tion located on our website at    available awards and scholarships      At the federation-level one woman     tion to accept her award at Sorop-
www.gsmshrm.org.                  for women and girls through So-        is selected to receive a $5,000       timist International of the Ameri-
                                  roptimist International. The Mon-      donation to her favorite charitable   cas’ annual meeting Deadline -
Dues are $25/year for national    roe County Chapter of the Sorop-       organization. Deadline - Decem-       December 1st.
SHRM members and $50/year         timist would like to encourage         ber 1st.
                                  women and girls in the local area
for non-SHRM members.             to apply for available awards and      The Violet Richardson Award hon-
                                                                         ors a young woman between the         The scholarship is:
                                  scholarships to support their per-
Membership      meetings    are   sonal and professional goals.          ages of 14 and 17 for her commit-     The Virginia Wagner Award
scheduled from 8-9:30 am on                                              ment to making the world a better     ($1000) honors a woman pursuing
                                  There are three awards and one
                                                                         place through her volunteer activ-    a bachelors, masters, or doctorate
the 3rd Thursday of every         scholarship available. Interested
                                                                         ity. The winner may choose to         degree in her chosen field. Empha-
                                  individuals can contact Peggy at
other month (beginning with                                              donate a portion of her $1000         sis is put on scholarship and effort
                                  (734) 242-4935 for applications
January). Meetings are held in                                           award to a charity of her choice.     toward education. Deadline -
                                  and additional information.
                                                                         Deadline - December 1st.              January 15th.
the La-Z-Boy Center of Mon-
                                                                    The Ruby Award This recognition
roe County Community Col-
                                  The three awards are:             program is international in scope.
lege on Raisinville Rd. in Mon-                                     It begins at the Monroe County             Please join GSMSHRM and the
                                  The Woman’s Opportunity Award Soroptimist club level, with a $500            Soroptimist International Club of
roe.                              honors women who have worked
                                                                    award to be donated to the chari-          Monroe in spreading the word
                                  to improve the lives of women and                                            about the availability of the excep-
For    additional   information                                     table organization of the winner’s
                                  girls through their professional  choosing. Our Ruby Award recipi-           tional awards and scholarship avail-
you may contact any of the
                                  and/or volunteer work. The pro-   ent then advances to other levels          able to girls and women.
Board Members listed on the       gram begins at the local level    of the Soroptimist organization.
back of this publication.         where clubs recognize a woman in One finalist is selected by an online


           Thank You to All Who Donated to Our State Council Basket!
 We would like to take a moment to recognize and thank all of you for your donations for our Chapter’s basket which was donated to the
 State Conference held in Lansing, MI October 1st and 2nd. All chapters were asked to donate a basket in which attendees bid on in a Silent
 Auction. All proceeds went to the SHRM Foundation. Our basket helped the State to raise $2500 for the Foundation making the auction a
 rousing success! A Special Thanks must also go to Chris Bodi and Wade Gaston for their assistance in item solicitation, collection, and
 basket preparation. Thanks again to all who donated!



                    DONATION                           DONOR               AMOUNT
        MCCC Teddy Bear/Thermal Mug              Molly McCutchen              $25.00      Monroe County Community College
        Millcraft Gift Bag                       Sue Pine                     $45.00      SMS Millcraft
        Speedway, Gift Card                      Diana Anderson               $25.00      Speedway
        Barnes-Nobles Gift Card                  Jim Schubargo                $25.00      Hylant Group
        Manpower Travel Bag w/items              Christy Colino               $30.00      Manpower

        Star Buck Gift Card/ Coffee Cup          Mike Stuber                  $15.00      T.E.A.M.
        Cabela Gift Card                         Anthony Balavitch            $50.00      Daly Merritt Inc.
        Replica Figure of Sawyer House           Sharon Williams              $15.00      Caring Alternatives
        Mercy Memorial Brief Case                Gigi Diaz                    $25.00      Mercy Memorial Hospital System
        Striped leather carry bag                Mark Lohman                  $30.00      La-Z-Boy Chair
        La-Z-Boy hardcover history               Mark Lohman                  $30.00      La-Z-Boy Chair
        Gift Basket                              Chris Bodi                   $15.00      Caring Alternatives/Accu-Staff

        MB&T Stadium Blanket                     Cindy Ellison                $45.00      Monroe Bank & Trust
        Cooler/Blanket, hat, thermos             Cindy Farmer                $100.00      Kapnick Insurance Company
       Online Event                        Greater SE Michigan SHRM
        Registration                       The Greater SE Michigan Society for Human Resource Management (GSMSHRM) encourages the ex-
                                           change of ideas, discussion of problems, and the dissemination of information in the field of human re-
                                           sources.
     Please remember to register
   online at www.gsmshrm.org for           Founded in 2007 it is our goal to continue to expand our membership and to become the premier organi-
                                           zation for Human Resource Professionals in the Monroe County/Downriver Area. GSMSHRM is an offi-
    the chapter events you plan to         cial chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
                     attend.
                                           The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest asso-
     Registration is quick and easy        ciation devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 210,000
      and taking a few seconds to          individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals
   complete the registration proc-         by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an in-
    ess makes it much easier for us        fluential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profes-
                                           sion to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and exe-
     to plan for adequate meeting
                                           cuting organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than
    space and a better experience          550 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100
             for participants.             countries. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org


   BOARD MEMBERS
Chuck Coaker, PHR—President
(734) 289-6440
chuck.coaker@twbcompany.com
                                                         GSMSHRM
Melinda Buell, PHR—Past President                             P.O. Box 2207
(734) 241-4140
mbuell@sygmanetwork.com
                                                              Monroe, MI 48161
Patrick Lambrix– President Elect
(734) 847-3205
klambri@antila.net

Diana Anderson, PHR—Secretary
(734) 947-5536
djanderson@ssallc.com
Lisa Leachman—Treasurer
(734) 241-3935
lleachman@fedco-usa.com
Chris Bodi– Diversity /Hospitality Chair
(734) 242-8711
chris@caringalternatives.com
Monica McGowan– Speaker/
Sponsorship Chair
(734) 289-6446                             YOUR HELP IS NEEDED FOR FUTURE ISSUES OF “THE BEACON NEWS”!
mmcgowan@ihmsisters.org
Molly McCutchan-HRCI Chair                      Your Board is very interested        ing
(734) 384-4245                                                                                                          Please email your suggestions for
                                           in making this newsletter a useful      SHRM news of significance
                                                                                                                     additional content and your ideas
mmccutchan@monroeccc.edu
Gigi Diaz—College Relations Chair          tool for members. To that end,          Outstanding achievements        for quarterly newsletter articles to
(734) 240-4408                             we are hoping to receive some             of members                      djanderson@ssallc.com.
gigi.diaz@mercymemorial.org                suggestions for future content.         Introduction of new mem-
Jim Schubargo- -Community Relations/
Workforce Development Chair                     We would like to include the         bers
(419) 255-2709                             following pieces of information         Summaries of available
james.schubargo@hylant.com
                                           in each edition:                          SHRM workshops/seminars
Sue Pine– Legislative Chair
(734) 246-8230                                 Meeting notices
                                                                                   Legislative Reports
sue.pine@sms-millcraft.us
                                               Project status reports
                                                                                   Regional SHRM News
Wade Gaston-SHRM Foundation Chair
                                               Information on future pro-
                                                                                   Pictures of newsworthy
(419) 380-3893
wgaston@charteronebank.com                                                           events
                                                 jects
                                               Summary of previous meet-
                                                                                   Committee news

								
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