The Monthly Newsletter of the Greater Madison Area SHRM
In This Edition
Government Affairs & Legal Updates
Professional DevelopmentGMA SHRM Professional Award - $1000
GMA SHRM Idea Exchange
Workforce Readiness & DiversityConsider candidates who need a second chance in 2017
GMA SHRM Student Scholaship Finalists Selected
GMA SHRM Member News
Happy New Year! I hope each of you had a chance to relax, take some time off work and enjoy the holiday season with friends and family. It’s hard to believe 2017 is here and within GMA, the year is off to a busy start!
First, I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of our new 2017 Corporate Partners! Thank you for supporting GMA SHRM through your sponsorship. I know you will find great value in your sponsorship and we would not be as successful as we are without you, so thank you for your support.
The WISHRM Day on the Hill Event is fast approaching! The networking portion is on January 17 at Inn on the Park and the Day on the Hill is on January 18 at the Park Hotel. You will have a chance to meet with legislators, receive employment and legal updates and hear an analysis on the recent election. To learn more about this event and register today, visit this site.
We also are holding our annual Strategic Planning Event on January 27. If you are interested in learning more about GMA, what goes into our strategic plan and how we can better serve you, our members, please save the date and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Our first PDS of 2017 is on January 31 at the Alliant Energy Center. This is a PDS not to miss – we will feature 2 speakers, who will speak on “14 Lifesaving Tips when Facing an Armed Intruder or Active Shooter in Your Company” and “Defending Your Reputation in the Wake of a Crisis”. Register here to attend!
With January upon us, we also are officially rolling out our new Guest Grant Registration! If you are considering joining GMA SHRM, have a bona fide connection to Human Resources and would like to apply for one of these Professional Grants, please complete the contact information on the form at this link. We would love to have you join us! Thank you to Mike Johnson and the Membership Committee for creating this great opportunity for future members to check us out.
Finally, perhaps you have a New Year’s Resolution to get more involved in GMA SHRM and serve on a committee but aren’t sure where to start. I encourage you to reach out to LeaAnn Rens, our Director of Volunteer Engagement to learn more. Whether you have only one hour or many hours to give, we have a volunteer opportunity for you!
I hope everyone has a great start to 2017 and I look forward to seeing you at one of the many upcoming events. If you have any questions on upcoming events or feedback to share, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
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ACA Extensions: 1095-C Due Dates and Good-Faith Transition Relief
Submitted by Mary Wilkosz, Forward Service Corporation and ABR Employment Services
On November 18, 2016 the IRS issued Notice 2016-70 announcing an extension of the due date for “Applicable Large Employers” to provide employees with the 2016 Form 1095-C (Employer provided health insurance offer and coverage) from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017; an employer with 50 or more full-time and/or full-time equivalent employees on average during the year is considered to be an “Applicable Large Employer”. IRS Notice 2016-70 also extended the “Good-Faith” Transition Relief to apply to 2016 reporting as it did in 2015.
WI SHRM Day on the Hill – January 17-18, 201
Submitted by: Jeff Palkowski, Director of Government Affairs GMA SHRM
The event has been preapproved for 4 SHRM and 3 HRCI recertification credits.
Submitted by: Tammy L. Wacek, WPS Health Insurance
GMA SHRM Professional Award
The Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management (GMA SHRM) has established a professional awards program encouraging continuing education in the human resources field.
• Attendance at a National/State SHRM conference
• GMA SHRM Member
• Brief one page purpose statement explaining how continuing education or professional certification will enhance your HR career
Consider candidates who need a second chance in 2017
As you know and are probably experiencing, this is an extremely competitive market for recruiting and hiring. Companies everywhere are looking for different talent pools to fill their openings. One such source of candidates may be ex-offenders. While the overall Dane County unemployment rate as of November 2016 stood at 2.7% (not seasonally adjusted), the rate of unemployment for ex-offenders can be 1.1 to 5.4 percentage points higher .
GMA SHRM Social Media
Social Media & Technology Committee
Interested in joining the Social Media & Technology Committee? Simply want to learn more about what we do? Join our next committee meeting via telephone conference. January Meeting TBD - Contact Tia Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org for teleconference dial in info!
Want to know what’s going on in HR for the other areas of Wisconsin? WI SHRM has a new blog, Forward HR. Click here to take a look.
GMA SHRM Student Scholarship Finalists
The Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management (GMA SHRM) has established a scholarship program encouraging the continual pursuit of achieving an education in the human resource field.
View the 2017 Calendar of Events!
Get out your calendars and save these dates now for the 2017 GMA SHRM Programming and Networking Calendar!
Session 1: Managing Your Public Image in the Wake Of A Crisis - Presenter: Steve Lyons - Husch Blackwell, Public Affairs, Communications and Goverment Affairs Advisor
Are you interested in getting involved and making connections with other Human Resources Professionals? We are starting to plan our May 2017 all-day conference and welcome YOU to contribute to this effort. This is a great opportunity to provide input on topics and speakers for the event, build relationships with other members and gain valuable experience with event planning.
GMA SHRM Member News
GMA SHRM Member Spotlight
GMA SHRM Volunteer Spotlight
Name: Jon Stinemetz
Welcome New Members!
GMA SHRM welcomes the following members who joined our chapter in November 2016!
HR InTouch Guidelines
Do you have an interest in writing for the HR InTouch? We have an interest in learning more about your area of expertise!
Why should you volunteer? Top three reasons: 1) to share your knowledge and experiences to educate others; 2) to become more connected in the HR and Dane County communities; and 3) to contribute towards the advancement of GMA SHRM and the HR profession.
The first step is for you to choose a submission option: you can pre-submit an article to GMA SHRM at any time for us to use in any of the upcoming newsletters, you can sign up to write for a particular month, or we can put you on a list of people to contact in future months whenever we need articles.
Because the HR InTouch is now in an online format, the size is flexible. The article should be engaging and hold readers’ attention. Include the core information in your article, and we will advise if it is too lengthy.
GMA SHRM is conscious not to allow solicitation through the articles, in an effort to protect the interests of our partners and members. The nature of the article should be educational (i.e., what are the business advantages of having a product like yours) or informational. Otherwise, if you truly are interested in advertising through the HR InTouch, you can work with our Marketing Committee. As a rule of thumb for article writing, if the submission relates to a for-profit event, or specifically markets your company (vs. your industry), it is an advertisement, and should be purchased. If it is a not-for-profit event that your company is hosting, or an announcement (i.e., a SHRM member recently joined your company), it is an acceptable addition to the HR InTouch content. If you have any questions related to the appropriateness of your submission, please contact us.
If you have questions, or to submit an article, contact GMA SHRM at email@example.com .