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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

Employee Benefit Plan Seminar 2011

  Are Your Employee Benefit Plans In Compliance? Join us for the Employee Benefit Plan Seminar 2011. Featured Speakers & Panelists: Mr. Marcus Aron, CPA, Senior Auditor, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Department of Labor Mr. Michael Kraemer, CPA, Director, Regulatory Analysis, Fidelity Investments, Co-author, "5500 Preparers Manual for 2010 Plan Years" Ms. Gwen Bryant, CPA, Senior Manager, Assurance, HoganTaylor CPAs Mr. Bill Freudenrich, Of Counsel & ERISA specialist, McAfee & Taft Mr. Ben Reynolds, VP & Trust Officer, Bank of Oklahoma What you will learn: Department of Labor Filing Requirements IRS Filing Requirements Common Operational Deficiencies & Forms of Correction Regulatory Updates ...more

2012 OKHR Leadership Conference

January, 20, 2012 • Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK Innovative Leadership: Training Today's Leaders for Tomorrow's Success Innovative leadership is a key driver of success in the changing world of business, especially in Human Resources!  Our goal for the OKHR state council Leadership Conference is to help you achieve success in your role as a volunteer leader and an HR professional.  Join us at the 2012 OKHR Leadership conference as we unveil the innovations that will enhance volunteer leader structure and member engagement strategies. Volunteer leaders are critical to the HR profession and to OKHR!  As a result, the 2012 OKHR Leadership Conference has been designed with YOU in mind, and will provide:·&n ...more

2010 SHRM Foundation Scholarship Awarded

The Oklahoma State Council for HR Management is proud to announce that an HR professional and SHRM member from Oklahoma has been selected to received a 2010 SHRM Foundation scholarship.  Lisa Fleming, SPHR from Oklahoma City, OK will be receiving one of the 100 scholarship awarded in 2010. The SHRM Foundation awards a total of 100 education and certification scholarships to SHRM members each year. Twenty scholarships are awarded as follows in each of the five domestic regions: 4 academic scholarships of $2,000 each and 18 certification scholarships of $750 each. The process is competitive and winners are selected by volunteers in each region. The SHRM Foundation received 420 applications this year for the 100 scholarship opportunities ...more

In Memory of Katheen Lyons-Bunna

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved OCHRS Board Member, Kathleen Lyons-Bunna. Most of you remember Kathleen as the energetic, friendly, smiling face at each of our monthly OCHRS meetings.  Kathleen joined the OCHRS Board of Directors in 2004, serving as Vice President of Diversity until 2006. In 2007, she served as President-Elect and in 2008, she began her two-year term as President of our organization. In 2010, she remained on our Board as Past President. Additionally, she was recently elected to the Secretary/Treasurer position on the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management. She was a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and obtained her Global Professional in ...more

The SHRM Foundation Honor Roll Report

Congratulations to Oklahoma on our outstanding recognition by the SHRM Foundation for our support through our contributions. The report listed the following achievements: OKHR was Ranked number 6 on the TOP 10 STATE COUNCIL overall contributors* Chair's Circle - Oklahoma City HR Society CEO's Circle - Tulsa Area Human Resources Association and Great Plains President's Circle - Bartlesville Area HRA, Enid Chapter, Sooner Human Resources Society Vice President's Circle - Southern Oklahoma HRA, Stillwater Area HRA Director's Circle - Central Okalhoma HR Assc, Ponca City Area SHRM Manager's Circle - Ardmore Personnel Roundtable Professional's Circle - Oklahoma State University Student Chapter To learn more about the work of the SH ...more

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