2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
Upcoming Training Opportunities
CGWG is offering the following seminars and webinars because we believe these topics are critically important to employers and HR professionals. A greater understanding of these issues wil help to limit compliance gaps and legal exposure in your workplace.
Leadership NWACC ProgramEarns Best Practices Award
Bentonville, Ark. (April 15, 2019) - NorthWest Arkansas Community College’s (NWACC) human resources employee development program, Leadership NWACC, was recently recognized for Best Practices in Human Resources at the 2019 Arkansas state Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM) Conference in Hot Springs.
TheBest Practices Award was presented to NWACC President Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson and Director of Staff Development Brenda Meyer by NOARK Chair of Workforce Readiness Judith Tavano.
Leadership NWACC is a year-long staff development program for full-time employees focused on exposing leaders to high level decision makers on campus and at the state level.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and be recognized for the achievements of our Leadership NWACC program in Best Practices in staff development across Arkansas. Leadership NWACC is an investment in our most valuable assets, our employees,” said Meyer.
The Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) is a national organization setting the gold standard in human resources practices. The local chapter of SHRM is NOARK.
About NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC):
NWACC is an accredited, public two-year institution that serves and strengthens its surrounding communities by helping students maximize their potential and exceed expectations. With state-of-the-art facilities, NWACC provides excellent academic instruction, workforce training and personalized attention from highly respected faculty, staff and administrators. For more information, visit www.nwacc.edu
Creating Better Workplaces
There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed.
Over 200 concurrent sessions provide a complete education for HR professionals at every stage of their career, based on the SHRM Competency Model. You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of topics so you can customize the learning you need. Additionally, you will be able to attend the world’s largest HR marketplace, the SHRM Exposition. The SHRM Exposition gives you access to thousands of solutions-providers in every industry.
Learn more at https://annual.shrm.org
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
- 58 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3.5 cents from the rate for 2018,
- 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 2 cents from the rate for 2018, and
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.
The business mileage rate increased 3.5 cents for business travel driven and 2 cents for medical and certain moving expense from the rates for 2018. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.
It is important to note that under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, taxpayers cannot claim a miscellaneous itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee travel expenses. Taxpayers also cannot claim a deduction for moving expenses, except members of the Armed Forces on active duty moving under orders to a permanent change of station. For more details see Notice-2019-02.
The standard mileage rate for business use is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.
Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.
A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously. These and other limitations are described in section 4.05 of Rev. Proc. 2010-51.Notice 2019-02, posted today on IRS.gov, contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.
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