Thank you to Capital EAP &
for sponsoring our
April Diversity Program!
Capital EAP - A Program of Capital Counseling
Capital EAP is a premier Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to organizations, employees and their families. Whether at home or at work, we help people to solve problems, grow to their potential, improve their productivity, and discover greater happiness and quality of their life. Through individual counseling, guidance and advocacy; engaging health and wellness programs, structured work-life balance initiative, and state-of-the-art education, Capital EAP helps individuals, teams, and organizational leaders to discover and apply the power of positive change, both in themselves and others.
At Halliday Financial, it is our mission to help our clients solve problems, specifically a range of financial problems. At Halliday Financial, we use a full spectrum of financial services to navigate every major obstacle in our clients' financial lives. Because we are an independent financial services firm, we have no proprietary products to push. Our role is to help clients make smart decisions about their money. We understand that each client has unique needs and provide personalized solutions based on their goals, objectives and concerns.
2015 Compensation and Benefits Survey Results
CRHRA partnered with Astron Solutions to conduct a survey of compensation programs and benefits plans of Capital Region employers. This survey will be the “go-to” resource for local compensation and benefits data for Tech Valley employers.
Results of the survey are out now! Purchase your copy today! You can access the order form here.
Pricing for the 2015 survey
Member Participant - $150
Non-Member Participant - $250
Member Non-Participant - $250
Non-Member Non-Participant - $425
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Victoria Palasieski at email@example.com
What's New in the World of Workers' Compensation?
with Monica Manske; Senior Manager, Workers' Compensation and Employee Safety/Ergonomics;
Rochester Regional Health System
The NYS Workers' Compensation system has been ever changing in 2015 and 2016. Learn how the technology age at the WC board impacts HR professionals.
In this program the presenter will:
- Review payor compliance laws and the processes that employers will need to focus on
- Explore the evolving WC regulations surrounding S25a and Voluntary Removal from the Labor Market
- Review best practices in workers' compensation avoidance and determinations of compensability
- Examine the impact of successful return to work programs within the parameters of the new guidelines and how it integrates with LWEC (Loss of Wage Earning Capacity) and what will be needed from them as the employer contact.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
30 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, New York, 12065
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
8:15am-8:30am: CRHRA Announcements
Registration costs:$35 member/$40 non-member/$25 student
About our Speaker:
Monica Manske is an over 20 year HR and Risk Management industry professional. She is currently the Sr. Manager of Workers' Compensation and Employee Safety/Ergonomics at Rochester Regional Health. She graduated with her MSM from Nazareth College of Rochester, and spent ten years in the insurance industry before transitioning into the healthcare setting. Through her operational leadership she has had oversight of workers' compensation, employee leave programs, unemployment insurance, and finally ergonomics and employee safety. Monica is a regular speaker at colleges, the Chamber of Commerce, GVC SHRM, local and state conferences on the topics of worker's compensation, employee safety and safe patient handling. She is on the Board of Managers for New York Self Insurance Association; Workers' Compensation Advocacy committee at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce; and on the Board of Directors for the Genesee Valley Chapter at SHRM.
This activity has been approved by the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for 1.5 General Credits.
From the President
Hello again everyone, I hope you are having a great April so far and enjoyed our Diversity in the Workplace Program last week!
Our annual conference was once again a tremendous success that ran very smoothly, with more attendees than last year! Although we are thankful to all our conference sponsors, I want to make sure to point out that the correct website for our Gold Partner Linium Recruiting is www.liniumrecruiting.com which was not reflected in the program booklet. Also, the Excelsior College ad was mistakenly omitted, which we will make up to them in a future program but meanwhile please visit them at www.excelsior.edu! Both organizations have been hugely supportive of CRHRA for as long as I can remember, and I just want to make sure they know they are appreciated.
One more reminder about the SHRM & Junior Achievement (www.janeny.org) partnership, since right now is when the most volunteers are needed. If you are willing to visit a local classroom 5 or 6 times to teach kids about financial literacy and workforce readiness, go to www.janeny.org/volunteers/Volunteer-Needs-List- to see what Capital Region schools need YOU!
April 29th in Rochester is the NYSSHRM Volunteer Leadership Conference. This one day event is designed for chapter volunteers -- not just board members but ALL committee members who would like to learn more about how to run a chapter effectively...which is going to be really handy for me since I'm basically winging it so far. Kidding aside, there is NO COST to attend, and there is a special room rate of $125 at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa (which is a really nice place, so that's a good rate). If you are planning on going, we will be trying to coordinate carpooling to further keep your cost of attending down. Please let Victoria know if you're attending at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can facilitate that. Registration info here: nys.shrm.org/events/2017/04/save-date-2017-ny-state-volunteer-leadership-conference
Coming up next month, the CRHRA Monthly Program for May is What's New in the World of Workers' Compensation at the Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:30 a.m. Register here: www.crhra.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=822463
Enjoy the rest of April...we experienced all four seasons in the first two weeks, so who knows what the rest will bring!
Volunteer Opportunity for HR Professionals!
Local non-profit, Capital Roots, is looking for human resources professionals to join a newly developed HR Committee for their growing organization. This committee participation would involve acting in an HR advisory capacity. It would entail reviewing existing policies and procedures, as well as implementing new policies and procedures as needed. This is a great opportunity for HR professionals who are interested in giving back to the local community! Board service may be an additional opportunity for those involved in the new HR Committee.
For more information about Capital Roots, please review their website here: www.capitalroots.org
To discuss the volunteer opportunity further, please reach out to Kimberly Hickok, who is the Immediate Past Board President of Capital Roots. You can reach her via email here: email@example.com
Have you earned your HR Certifications yet?
If you have completed any of your HR Certifications, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can let your fellow members know in the monthly newsletter!
Congratulations to Nancy Rawling - SHRM-CP!
2017 New York State SHRM Conference in Albany
HR Leading Human Capital!
Are you looking for a way to sharpen your HR skills in 2017? Concerned about the legal climate, or need to hone your communication? In need of credits for your HR certifications? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the NYS SHRM Conference is the place to be! John Bagyi will be back to share legal updates and a keynote will be provided by Jon Petz! Check out his video for more information. Additionally, the NYS SHRM Conference will be submitted for 19 or more credits for your various HR certifications.
Be sure to register today to secure your place at the conference. This will provide you with first notice of when the program has been finalized, first selection of breakout/concurrent sessions choices, and guarantee that you get into the programs you want to attend. Educational sessions providing SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP and HRCI recertification credits will begin early Sunday morning. You will also want to reserve a hotel room if necessary. There are a set number of rooms blocked off at the Albany Hilton and the Albany Renaissance starting at $164 per night.
You do not want to miss out on the NYS SHRM conference being held locally. We hope that CRHRA members will take advantage of this great opportunity!
- When: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Tuesday, September 26, 2017
- Where: Albany Capital Center - Albany, NY
SHRM National and/or Local Affiliate Chapter Members:
- Regular Rate: $580
- Early Bird Rate (Register Before June 30, 2017): $510
- Regular Rate: $630
- Early Bird Rate (Register Before June 30, 2017): $560
Additional speakers will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for more information!
More Info Here: www.cvent.com/events/2017-nys-shrm-conference/event-summary-b00e88b8220d45f2afedd4409e290418.aspx
Register Here: https://www.cvent.com/events/2017-nys-shrm-conference/registration-b00e88b8220d45f2afedd4409e290418.aspx
Legal Q & A:
By Robert F. Manfredo
Bond Schoeneck & King
Question: What is the latest update on New York's Paid Family Leave Act?
Answer: As employers are now aware, beginning on January 1, 2018, the New York Paid Family Leave Act (the "Act") will provide most employees in the state with paid leave for qualifying events. Employers have been anxiously awaiting regulations to clarify and interpret the Act and that wait is now over (at least for the time being). The Workers' Compensation Board recently released proposed regulations that provide some insight as to how the Act will operate.
CRHRA Strategic Sponsors:
Andrea Thomas, SPHR, SHRM-SCP was recently promoted from the Director of Human Resources to the Chief Human Resources Officer at CapitalCare Medical Group.
CRHRA has exciting news for April! We have been designated as a 2016 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion. This is a great honor for our chapter and also for our members!
If you have questions about CRHRA, our membership services, or utilizing our website, please contact CRHRA Chapter Administrator, Victoria Palasieski at email@example.com or 518.463.8687.
New Job? New Email?
If you have had changes to your address, job, or other contact or personal details be sure to update your profile. If you need assistance logging in, contact Victoria Palasieski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.463.8687