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Message From the President
Jim Paul
Welcome back to Fall, to school, and to HRMA's "regular" programming year. Even though HRMA has planned and produced educational summer symposia for the last several years, September has always been the "start" of its year for meeting purposes. Don't miss this important meeting and networking/education opportunity. Our three summer symposia this year attracted capacity crowds and informed many of us on preventing identity theft, decision-making assessments, and OFCCP enforcement of affirmative action obligations. Many thanks to Fontbonne University and Linda Pipitone for hosting these sessions throughout the summer!

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September 16th Dinner Meeting
Workforce Metrics & Analytics: Driving Business Results with Data

Presented by: Dan Lezotte, Ph.D., Principal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer & Amy Tilles, Principal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation

Business and HR leaders are increasingly demanding fact-based decisions about their investments in human capital. It's no wonder given the impact of these investments on the bottom line. Given all that is at stake, does your organization have the strategy, insights and experience to turn data into meaningful information for decision making around talent, your organization's most costly and critical asset?

This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of Business HRCI Credit, and is eligible for 1.0 hour of SHRM Certification Credit.

Click here for more information and to register.
Welcome Our New Members!
We would like to officially welcome our newest HRMA members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View new members here.
Call for Board Nominations!
The nomination process for Board positions will soon be underway! All Board positions are elected on an annual basis, and the slate of candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee will be announced prior to the November meeting and then presented for a vote at that meeting. Candidates must be a member in good standing, engaged with the organization, and have demonstrated strong leadership qualities. Details of the process and submission forms will soon be distributed via email and on the HRMA website. Those interested are encouraged to apply or to nominate another member. Keep an eye on your inbox for the instructions and procedures later this week!
HRMA Autumn Mentoring Program Launch
HRMA will soon be launching its Autumn 2015 Mentoring Program. The mentoring program is intended to help HR professionals who have been in the field for at least six months and are looking for a 12-month partnership to focus on their career growth. Applications are due on Friday, September 25th. Click here to find both mentor and protégé applications, and to learn more about the program.
News Release: Ken Lynch Receives LEAD Award from SHRM Missouri
As we reported last month, HRMA's Ken Lynch received the LEAD Award from the Missouri State Council of SHRM. Click here to read the Missouri State Council's recent press release about Ken and the Award.
Sign Up Now to Sponsor at the 2015 Leadership Conference & Business Partner Expo!
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The HRMA 2015 Leadership Conference provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with the area's premier HR professionals. Last year's all day conference drew more than 350 attendees.
This year, in addition to dynamic keynote speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from great speakers on a variety of HR functions including: Strategic Business Management, Legal, Diversity and General HR.

At the Business Partner Expo, attendees make valuable connections with Business Partners who provide key products and services to HR professionals. The Business Partner Expo will sell out! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect with HR professionals! We have sponsorships available at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. Click here for details!

To reserve your spot today, contact HRMA of Greater St. Louis at or (314) 892-7994. More information on registration and a final schedule of speakers is coming soon! Stay tuned!
Classes Start This Week! HRMA Certification Prep-Course Partners
HRMA has partnered with Washington University and AAIM Employers' Association for certification preparation courses. Classes begin this week, so click here to learn more!
University Relations - Connect Classroom to Corporate
The HRMA University Relations team is planning the Second Annual Classroom to Corporate event on September 17, 2015 for area college students with an interest in Human Resources or Business. This event presents an opportunity to network with our future workforce and demonstrate HRMA's commitment to supporting students in their journey to the HR professional world. Click here for more information and register.
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SHRM & HRMA Submit Comments on Proposed Overtime Regulations
The Department of Labor is considering significant changes to its overtime regulations, and has been accepting comments on its proposal. On September 4th, SHRM submitted its final comments on the regulations. HRMA was one of 307 SHRM chapters (and 50 state councils) to sign the comments. Click here to read SHRM's comments on the proposed regulations.
HRMA Member Jessica Liss Featured in Media on Transgender Workplace Issues
HRMA's own Jessica Liss, an attorney at Jackson Lewis, has recently been featured in several news segments covering transgender workplace issues. Click here to listen to a recent radio clip on St. Louis Public Radio, and click here to read a story in HR Magazine quoting Jessica.
EDITORIAL: Go Set A Watchman By Harper Lee
HRMA's Teresa L. Turner reflects on Harper Lee's new novel, Go Set A Watchman.
SHRM Foundation Student Scholarship Application Process - NOW OPEN!
The SHRM Foundation will award more then $25,000 in scholarships to SHRM student members this year. SHRM student members are encouraged to apply for the $2,500 undergraduate or $5,000 graduate scholarship. Deadline: November 1st. Click here to learn more and apply.
Deadline for the No-Cost Pathway to SHRM Certification is Quickly Approaching!
If you have a valid HR generalist certification (including PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP and IPMA-CP) which you obtained by January 31, 2015, you are eligible for SHRM's new certification - at no cost - by completing a simple online tutorial by December 31, 2015. If you hold an existing SPHR or GPHR certification, you are eligible for the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). If you hold an existing PHR or professional-level certification, you are eligible for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Detailed instructions can be found on the SHRM Certification website under Pathway.
HRMA-SHRM Fundraising
Out of all the Chapters in the U.S., HRMA is currently ranked #2 in fundraising for SHRM. Way to go HRMA!
When to "Reply All"
Last month, Molly Marroquin published an article that you should share with all of your co-workers. Click here to read "When to Reply All."
Thank You to Our Gold Level Conference Sponsors!
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Save the Dates!
HRMA Annual Leadership Conference
Change Doesn't Have To Be Scary-Small

What can be scarier than ghosts and goblins? Change! "Change Doesn't Have to Be Scary!" is the theme of the 2015 HRMA Leadership Conference on Friday, October 30th. Mark your calendars and please plan to join us for this 3rd annual event. To go along with our theme of change, the conference will be hosted at a new location, Ameristar Casino. We hope to see you there! Click here for more information and to register.
November 18th Breakfast Meeting
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
"Reaching Resilience: Personal Tips for Moving Forward From Life's Challenges"
Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis Airport
HRMA Chapter Honors
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