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March 19, 2013 – RWHRMA Monthly Meeting – Legislative Update

Angela Buchanan, SPHR Sonya Deese Champion, PHR Doretha Edwards Andrea Emrick Lorraine G Finch Anna Hunter Emily Johnson, PHR Fenglin Nan Bryan Peele Mindy Backinoff Ross Tanya Scarborough Robert H Weatherly, PHR Candace Whisenant Mattie M. Williams Chandra Wright

Our RWHRMA monthly meeting will be held at the PNC Arena. Attorneys from Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP will be a legal update with a focus on the state of North Carolina. Please visit to register.

March 21, 2013 – Spring PHR/SPHR Certification Study Group Get prepared to get your HRCI Certification. Classes will run from 3/21/13-5/9/13. Please visit to learn more and to register.

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President’s Message


New Members


Volunteer Spotlight


New Member Welcome


Sponsorship Announcement


Committee News and Resources


Chapter News


March 23, 2013 – Get Fit for the Foundation Come to Yoga Garden in Apex to learn how to bring a sense of wellbeing to the body and peace to the mind. Please visit to learn more and to register.

March Volunteer Spotlight Blair Biggs has actively served RWHRMA the past year. She has been instrumental in helping our Chapter plan for the SHRM Foundation 5k Fun Run. Blair has been a great team player, demonstrating a "do what ever it takes" attitude to make sure we put on the best event for our community. Her network to secure sponsors and coordinate logistics has been invaluable to the committee. Thanks Blair for all of your hard work! Nominated by Jeff Luttrell, 2013 SHRM Foundation Director & Teri Harrell, 2013 Past President

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It is with great pleasure that we announce our Silver Level Sponsor partnership with Progressive Benefit Solutions. PBS has been active in supporting RWHRMA for a number of years and it is great to be officially partnering with them this year! Progressive Benefit Solutions, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company, is a leading employee benefits consulting agency in the Triangle. PBS specializes in key consulting services, including strategic planning, compliance support, actuarial and data analysis, wellness solutions, and human resources services. By delivering a wide array of products and services, our clients can rely on PBS to be a trusted advisor and to offer strategic and cost effective solutions to meet their benefit program needs. As a Marsh and McLennan Agency LLC company (MMA), clients have greater access to resources, capabilities and a broad service platform for their emerging needs in an increasingly complex business environment. MMA is an independent unit of Marsh Inc., the world's leading global insurance broker and risk advisor. The combination of Progressive Benefit Solutions and MMA allows us to deliver world class resources with local touch service. For more information, please contact: Jennifer Brown at 919-325-4752 or, or John McDonnell at 919-719-6343 or

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Committee News & Resources

SHRM Foundation News: Check out these Educational Resources from the SHRM Foundation! Download the executive summary from the SHRM Foundation 2012 Thought Leaders Retreat, Managing a Global Workforce

Latest Effective Practice Guidelines Reports: Building a High-Performance Culture: A Fresh Look at Performance Management The traditional performance review process continues to be challenging and ineffective for many managers and employees. This report goes beyond the formal review process to explore how leaders can create a performance-based culture using strategies such as improved communication and better relationship skills. HRM's Role in Corporate Social and Environmental Sustainability Written by an international team of authors, this new report summarizes the latest research on sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Learn how to take the lead in advancing sustainability throughout your organization.

New Executive Briefings: New! Social Media in the Workplace: Issues and Strategic Questions Sponsored by Spherion

This Month’s Q&A Tech

New! Employee Engagement: Your Competitive Advantage Sponsored by Randstad

Get Fit for the Foundation and the RWHRMA 5K Fun Run/Walk Benefits the SHRM Foundation AND The Healing Place & Raleigh Rescue Mission. Please join RWHRMA and friends for an exciting Beginners YOGA class at The Yoga Garden in Apex on March 23 at 1:00 pm. This is part of our Get Fit Series with all proceeds benefiting the SHRM Foundation. Our Yogi has graciously donated her time. Please come try yoga, come back to yoga or continue your yoga practice. Very relaxed setting and open to all levels. I promise you will love it!! Click here to register now! AND DON’T FORGET! Our 5K Fun Run and Walk to be held Saturday, April 20 at 9:00 am.

This is our premier fundraiser this year for the Foundation and we need support from all of you. Bring your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone interested in enjoying the Spring weather and contributing to a great cause! We are initiating a challenge to all of our organizations – The RWHRMA Foundation Cup will be awards to the company with the most participants. This easy 3.1 mile course is on soft trails/pavement at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Please register now so we can order t-shirts and plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing you all there! Click here to register today! www.RWHRMA.ORG March 2013 eNewsletter

Committee News & Resources

Updates from RWHRMA Community Services Committee THE RALEIGH RESCUE MISSION PROJECT: Our FIRST “Interviewing for Success” Mock Interview & Job Coaching event of 2013 at The Raleigh Rescue Mission (RRM) will take place on Saturday, March 23, 8:30am – 12noon. Please contact Karin Cross at, if you are able to participate. THE HEALING PLACE PROJECT: “The Mock Interviews” at The Healing Place (THP) continue to be supported by many of our RWHRMA members – thank you! THP is a non-profit that serves homeless men & women, who are also undergoing substance abuse rehabilitation. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Betsy Johnson, Transitional Case Manager, for The Healing Place at or by phone at 919.838.9800, ext 2533. THE HOMELESS JOBS PROJECT The RWHRMA Community Services Team, in conjunction with the Raleigh Rescue Mission, is developing a workforce development plan to assist the homeless in our community with finding jobs. If you are interested in assisting the Team in developing this plan, or if you work for an employer with an interest in partnering with us in finding job opportunities for our community’s most vulnerable residents, please let us know! For more information on all our RWHRMA Community Services projects, please contact Community Services Director, Phil Strach at, or visit our website.

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Chapter News

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Volunteer Needs for 2013 Make a difference today and volunteer in one of the following committee positions:

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Communications Committee Member – Newsletters Communications Committee Member - PR Coordinator Communications Committee Member- Social Media Influencer Certification Committee Member – Website College Relations Committee Member Diversity Committee Member Foundation Committee Member Social Activities Committee Member Sponsorship Committee Member Masters Series Committee Chair Workforce Readiness Committee Member Treasurer Committee Member

If you are interested in serving in one of these roles, please contact Rosemary Spitzer, 2013 Volunteer Director at

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Chapter News

We’d like to thank our March Monthly Meeting Sponsor:

COR365 Information Solutions is a NC Based company that has been providing document management services for almost 30 years. We are family-owned and are headquartered in Winston-Salem. We also have facilities in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and High Point. We provide the following information management services to our more than 1250 clients throughout NC: Document Imaging - We can image to CD/DVD, FTP Transfer as well as provide a home for your images on our secure repository. All work is performed by employees who have been background checked and drug tested. We do not outsource any of our work. Document Storage - We have facilities around the state. Personal attention, customer service and competitive pricing are our top priorities! Document Shredding - We offer both On-site as well as Off-site shredding services. Each time we shred we provide a Certificate of Destruction for your records. Secure Tape Vault - We have secure tape vaults across the state providing reliable and accessible data protection services. (24/7/365) We have an excellent reputation for providing professional services at economical rates and would love to provide you a competitive quote to see if our services match your needs. Contact us at 336.499.6020 (Corp) 919.941.9101 (Raleigh) 704.588.5510 (Charlotte) To learn more about COR365 scan QR code to be redirected to our website.

Please contact Debra Ferris at 919-602-5911 to get more information today!

The RWHRMA blog has launched! Please follow our blog at to gain insight on a variety of industry topics from our valued and highly knowledgeable members. We also encourage you to join the conversation and post your feedback in our blog comments section. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers. Submissions to our blog are always welcome- please contact Jon Harol, if you’re interested in contributing. www.RWHRMA.ORG March 2013 eNewsletter

Chapter News

Did you renew your Raleigh-Wake Membership for 2013? All members who didn’t renew as of Dec. 31, 2012 were transitioned to an inactive status effective Jan 2013.

Have you renewed your RWHRMA membership yet? If not, please log on to the website at and access your member portal to renew! It takes less than two minutes to complete the process. The annual membership dues are only $30, and if you volunteer for the organization, please remember to submit your volunteer hours to your committee chair using the online volunteer time tracking log. You will receive $1 credit for every hour that you volunteered from October 2011 – September 2012, up to $30. As a reminder, here are some of the many benefits you receive as an active member of RWHRMA: • Monthly eNewsletter: Filled with great information about HR, SHRM, RWHRMA, and much more! • Discounted Monthly Chapter Programs: Typically precertified for HRCI credit; held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the PNC Areana. • FREE Compensation & Benefit Programs: Four per year. • Discounted Master Series Programs: ½ day Strategic HR session; 2-4 per year. • FREE Members’ Spring Social • Discounted Diversity Conference • SHRM Foundation Annual Event(s) • Participation in LinkedIn Social Networking Group • FREE Certification Study Groups: Offered twice per year. • Tuition Assistance and Certification Scholarships • FREE online HR job posting and viewing • Access to Members in Transition group and resources for members looking for their next opportunity. • FREE participation and search access of our Service Partner Directory • Ability to manage membership online including access to attendance history, member record, receipts, and open invoices through the 360 Member Portal. • And much, more! To view all the benefits you receive with your membership, visit our website at! Please direct questions to Brandi Privette at or Molly Rogers at

Educational Opportunities RWHRMA & WorldatWork Members: 2013 Upcoming Discounted Certification Courses! As part of being a member of RWHRMA and WorldatWork, this entitles you to discounted course fees for the upcoming local 2013 WorldatWork courses we are offering next year at the Marriott - Research Triangle Park (off Miami Blvd. exit) RWHRMA offers a $110 discount for the 2-day courses to RWHRMA and WorldatWork members. Register here: Please note, in addition to being eligible to receive WordatWork certification and recertification credit, each course is also HRCI pre-certified! We look forward to seeing you at the one the courses below! GR7: International Remuneration – An Overview of Global Rewards Total Remuneration within global organizations Required for GRP Thursday - Friday, May 16-17, 2013 C12/GR6: Variable Pay – Improving Performance Designing for results Required for CCP, GRP Thursday - Friday, June 20-21, 2013 ACE: Advanced Concepts in Executive Compensation Delving into the issues of rewarding top talent! Friday, September 20, 2013 RWHRMA also has course discount reciprocal agreement with the following 3 regional associations – which means, you can enjoy the $110 discount off of a 2-day course at these locations as well – just for being a RWHRMA member! NC - Charlotte Area Compensation Council (CACC): VA - Richmond Compensation Association (RCA): TN - East Tennessee Compensation & Benefits Association (ETCBA): We also wanted to inform you, that while there is no discount available for these courses, the Florida Suncoast Human Resource Management Association (SHRMA) is offering WorldatWork courses:

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Chapter News

Legal Update In a January 25 unanimous decision in the case of Noel Canning v. NLRB, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit provided some welcome relief to employers facing issues before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Court ruled that President Obama’s recess appointments of three new NLRB members in January 2012 were unconstitutional and as a result, the Board has lacked constitutional authority to act since that time. President Obama made these appointments on January 4, 2012, while the Senate was holding what it described as “pro-forma sessions”, which often involved a single senator appearing in the chamber every third day. The Court ruled that the Senate was not, in fact, “in recess” when the appointments were made, and that the appointments unlawfully circumvented the Senate’s constitutional power to provide advice and consent to the appointment of executive branch officers. As the three vacancies on the Board were not properly and validly filled, the Board was left with only two members and was therefore without the statutorily required quorum to adjudicate disputes and issue rules. This decision has the effect of potentially invalidating all rulings, determinations, and rulemaking by the NLRB since January of 2012 as the United States Supreme Court has previously ruled that a three-member Board must be in place in order for such actions to be valid. This ruling may ultimately provide welcome relief to business groups and empl oyers who have been struggling with the aggressive, pro-employee agenda of the current Board, particularly in recent rulings effectively invalidating many social media policies and at-will disclaimers in employment handbooks and policies, regardless of union involvement. This decision is almost certain to be appealed to the United States Supreme Court, as there is a split in the federal circuit courts regarding the validity and scope of recess appointments. Hundreds of recess appointments have occurred over the past 150 years during such “intra-sessions”, the time period during which members of Congress are absent but the Senate hasn’t officially adjourned, and often take place when delay tactics and filibusters have been employed to prevent confirmation of presidential nominees which are deemed to be critical to the functioning of an executive branch agency. If you have questions or concerns about this decision or other legal issues, please feel free to contact Governmental Affairs Director Connie Carrigan at

RECOGNITION Congratulations RWHRMA for its achievement of attaining SHRM Membership Star status for 2012!

Congratulations are in order! As a result of your fundraising efforts in 2012, your chapter has been designated as a 2012 SHRM Foundation Champion. The support provided by our chapters and councils allows the Foundation the ability to provide opportunities available to your fellow HR professionals that they may not have had otherwise, including: o Research grants for cutting-edge academic studies o More than 140 education and certification scholarships to HR professionals and students o Educational resources including Effective Practice Guidelines reports, DVDs and Executive Briefings

These resources are making a big difference in the professional lives of your fellow SHRM members!

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