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ARSHRM News - 2016 Posts

Keep up with the latest human resources (HR) news in the State of Arkansas, and national news as it applies to Human Resources Managers in Arkansas.

Are You Ready for the Revised Form I-9?

A new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, was released on November 14, 2016. By January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form. Dave Basham, a Form I-9 and E-Verify subject matter expert with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will conduct an hour long in-depth session on the revised I-9.

Denise Montoya is new MAC Representative

Dr. Denise Montoya serves as the Director of Human Resources for New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU). She is the President of P.S. People Strategy providing strategic planning, design and implementation of learning cultures, and human resources consulting services to a wide range of organizations.

Pot Talk: Questions Surrounding Marijuana Legalization and Employment

Arkansas voters will see two ballot initiatives supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical use this November. If either initiative passes, employers should be prepared to address the complex workplace issues that will inevitably arise as employers seek to juggle newly created protections for marijuana users with maintaining a safe and productive workplace.

Three Free Webinars Pre-Approved for SHRM PDCs and HRCI General Credit Hours

Three free webinars will be held October 18 from 10 am - 11 am, October 25 from 11 am - 12 pm and November 8 from 10 am - 11 am. Registration is available at

Beth Elder Receives SHRM Foundation Scholarship!

Congratulations, Beth Elder! She has been selected to receive a $2,500 Undergraduate Academic Scholarship from the SHRM Foundation.

Applications open for the 2016-2017 When Work Works Award

Be Known as an Employer of Choice. Apply for the When Work Works Award!

New DOL Required Posters Released

The Department of Labor has released new required posters for Minimum Wage and Employee Polygraph Protection Act.

Webinar for Chapter Membership Directors

Mark your calendar to join this webinar with your Membership peers. This will be a “must attend” to learn about new resources that are available from SHRM.

CAHRA Certification Class Scheduled

Webster University in Little Rock will be holding its HRCI PHR/SPHR Certification Study Class September 10 - October 15.

WCASHRM Managers Seminar

The West Central Arkansas SHRM Managers Seminar is set for Thursday, September 1 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. We hope you will consider being a part of this event this year.

HRCI Tests are now Available Year-Round

Testing windows will soon be "out the window" thanks to year-round testing to be offered by HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). In an HR industry first, starting November 1, 2016, exams for each of HRCI's seven certifications will be available any day of the year.

Coming Soon – New E-Verify User Requirement

On Aug. 1, E-Verify will begin deactivating user IDs that have not been accessed for 270 days.

Dennis Cooper selected to serve as District Governor for Rotary

The District 6170 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that Dennis Cooper of the Rotary Club of Magnolia has been selected to serve as the District Governor for the Rotary year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Awards and Scholarship Deadline Extended

We've extended the application and nomination date for all of our Arkansas SHRM Awards and the J.C. Cote Scholarship to March 21. Please take a moment to download the form and nominate those very deserving of this honor.

Honoring Dan Woods

Last Friday, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Service’s Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council held its quarterly meeting, where long time Arkansas SHRM member was honored with a commendation from the Governor, Capital award from Secretary of State and commendation from Lt. Governor, and March 11 was declared Daniel Woods day.

WCASHRM Scholarship

The WCASHRM Scholarship is accepting applications through April 4, 2016.

Early Bird for Arkansas SHRM Conference Ends on 1/31

Are you having bad dreams? HR laws and regulations making you afraid to fall asleep? Then you better hurry and register for HR2016: Nightmare on HR Street – the 30th Anniversary of the Arkansas SHRM Human Resources Conference and Expo – to be held on April 6-8, 2016 in Rogers, Arkansas.

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