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Message From the President
Happy February, HRMA! So far this year is off to an excellent start. Thank you to all of our volunteers who served at the January Committee Fair! Our committee volunteers work exceptionally hard to keep HRMA moving forward with our monthly meetings, events, and all the behind-the-scenes work such as making our monthly membership renewal phone calls. I hope any of you looking for volunteer opportunities found time to visit with the committees. Click here to read more.
February 15th Annual Legal Update
Always one of the most popular programs of the year, the HRMA Annual Legal Update will begin with Grant Doty with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) giving the keynote presentation. Afterwards, members will have the opportunity to break into roundtables headed by a local employment law attorney. Members will rotate tables three times, after spending 30-minutes at each table, giving members the opportunity to hear a total of three different topics of their choice.

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.
SHRM Certification Study Group
Interested in teaching the SHRM Certification Study Group for HRMA? We want to hear from you! We are looking for a member who has experience in training and is willing to host study sessions one night per week for 12-14 weeks. HRMA will be paying a stipend for this position. You do not have to be certified to teach and it may even help you prepare to take the exam! If you are interested, please submit your credentials by February 24th to HRMA at
HRMA Spring Mentoring Program
HRMA is launching the Spring Mentoring class. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24th. Over the last several years, our proteges have had a lot of success working with their mentors, gaining valuable career advice and guidance, as well as an expanded network with a seasoned HR professional. The 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. Click here for more information and to apply to be either a mentor or a protege.
HRMA Young Professionals Make Cards for Kids
On February 2, 2017, the HRMA Young Professionals got together for a networking happy hour. They also spent their time together making cards for hospitalized children. Click here to see some photos, and stay tuned for the next HRMA YP event in April 2017!
Call for Volunteers for HRMA YP - University Relations Event
Are you a Young Professional who has an interesting story about how you broke into the HR field? The HRMA YP Committee is looking for volunteers for an upcoming networking event with university students. Volunteers will either (1) serve on a panel and share some interesting stories about how they started off their careers; or (2) lead a table discussion about important HR career-search topics like creating a LinkedIn profile, resume building, networking, etc.

Interested in being part of the event? Email Andrew at
Valentine's Day in the Workplace
Valentine's Day is around the corner! Check out this great collection of articles about how HR professionals manage Valentine's Day in the workplace:
Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Life
A key component to hiring Veterans is understanding the changes that members of the armed services face when entering the private workforce. Former member of the U.S. Navy Tony Zamora writes about transitioning from the Military to civilian employment. Click here to read more.
Missouri Governor Signs Right-to-Work
Effective August 28, 2017, Missouri will become the 28th right-to-work state. Read more from Jackson Lewis, Littler, Ogletree, or Constangy.
USCIS Implements New I-9 Form
Are you using the newest version of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9? Click here to learn more (via Dean Kpere-Daibo, HRMA Legislative Affairs Chair).
Missouri Non-Compete & Arbitration Agreements - Are Yours Still Valid?
Do you have non-compete or arbitration agreements with your employees? Are they still valid? Click here to learn more (via SHRM and Andrew L. Metcalf, HRMA Newsletter Co-Editor).

Brought to you by HRMA Newsletter Committee Co-Editors Andrew Metcalf and Josh Owings.

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March 15th Breakfast Meeting
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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St. Louis Airport
April 19th Breakfast Meeting
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Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis Airport
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