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Department of Labor Announces Final Overtime Regulations

On May 17, 2016, the Department of Labor released its final regulations to overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Here is a summary of what was released: The effective date of the new regulations is set for December 1, 2016. The minimum salary basis threshold has been increased from $455 per week ($23,660 annual) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually). This represents an over 100% increase to the salary basis threshold. Updates to the minimum salary basis threshold will occur automatically every three years. The Department of Labor will utilize the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census Region. The total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated ( ...more

SHRM Certification - The New Credentials for HR Professionals

SHRM is pleased to announce the posting of a SHRM Certification Toolkit, designed to help our affiliates and their members to understand the new SHRM Certification and what's in it for them. “Our affiliates are our best pipeline for getting information out to our members,” said Elissa O’Brien, SPHR, SHRM Vice President of Membership. “This toolkit puts the latest information into the hands of the people who can help the most.” Located in the SHRM Volunteer Leader Resource Center, the toolkit includes: a downloadable PDF slide presentation that outlines the SHRM Certification; an Interactive Overview and Tour of the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP; collateral materials (PDFs) that chapters and councils can use to pr ...more

Message from SHRM President and CEO on New Certification Initiative

Dear SHRM Member: I am delighted to announce a few important developments with SHRM's new certification initiative, and wanted to make sure that you heard it as soon as possible prior to our public announcement. New Certification Name:After hearing from more than 1,100 of members like you, I am pleased to let you know that we have decided on the name for the new SHRM certification.  There will be two levels to the new certification:  SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) Click here to read the entire message . . .  

UPDATE: HR Certification Based on Competencies

  Representing the great state of Oklahoma and serving as your Director of the OKHR State Council, I have the opportunity to interact with SHRM either on a monthly, weekly and even sometimes daily basis. Knowing I am at times more entrenched in SHRM’s business, more so than other state council & chapter volunteers and HR professionals across the state, I would like to briefly share SHRM’s vision with you to move forward in the development of a new certification. SHRM has spent numerous hours researching our industry and professionals which included criterion validation studies in connection with five major corporations and five research universities. The results are clear. The data indicates our current knowledge base ...more

SHRM Approves Plan to Create a Competency-Based Certification Program

  Just released from SHRM…. The Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has approved a plan to create a competency-based certification program for human resource professionals. The new HR certification is based on the SHRM HR Competency Model, which consists of nine primary competency domains defined with behavioral proficiency standards across four professional levels -- entry, middle, senior and executive.  The new certification will be the first of its kind focused on teaching and the testing of this practical, real-life information that HR professionals need to excel in their careers. "The differentiator for HR professionals will not be what you know, but what you can do with what you ...more

Beginning in 2014, HRCI will be implementing a new “Birthday Rule” for recertification deadlines.

  After the Birthday Rule goes into effect on February 1, 2014, your new recertification date will be the end of your birth month. You will continue to have at least three (3) years to complete your recertification cycle. However, instead of your cycle ending in the month in which you became certified, it will be extended to the end of the month in which you were born. You will NOT need to earn more than 60 credits during this one-time initial extended cycle. This change will result in a number of benefits:  It will all you to more easily remember when your recertification cycle ends (just like your driver’s license).  It will spread our workload out evenly throughout the year, allowing us to provide better and timelier ...more

SHRM Chapters, Members Quickly Moved to Tornado Recovery

5/29/2013 posted originally on shrm.org by Roy Maurer Lives were lost, property destroyed and neighborhoods razed in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area by a series of deadly tornadoes May 18-20, 2013. Immediately after the storms dissipated, the frantic rescue efforts began, and shortly thereafter, a community recovery was in full swing.  Click Here to read full story at shrm.org

Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility

The Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management and the Potts Family Foundation are proud to serve as Community Partners in the When Work Works program, a national initiative led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. Click here to Learn More about the Sloan Awards

OKHR Receives Distinguished Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Alexandria, Va. has awarded the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management (OKHR) the Silver EXCEL Award for its scope of work in 2011. The EXCEL Award is the recognition component of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE). SHAPE measures include alignment with SHRM’s overall objectives, strategic focus and initiatives as well as promoting the HR profession. “This recognition is a distinct indication of the state council’s successful partnership with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession” noted Pamela J. Green, SPHR, Vice Presiden ...more

Fallin Declares April 25 OK SHRM Human Resource Day

In recognition of the "critical and strategic role" that the HR profession plays in the "overall daily operations of Oklahoma employers," Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has officially proclaimed April 25 to be "Oklahoma SHRM Human Resource Day." HR professionals in Oklahoma celebrated the first Oklahoma SHRM Human Resource Day as part of the 2012 OKHR State Conference, The Art of HR. "We are honored that the Oklahoma Governor Fallin chose to recognize the human resource profession today," said OKHR State Council President Laura Moxley, SPHR. " Human resource professionals play an integral role in a business' success with its most important and valuable asset, their employees." This is the first known proclamation of its kind by any state ...more

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