Quarterly News from Kansas SHRM
February 2021
UI fraud
KSSHRM Resources on Unemployment Fraud

We are facing unprecedented challenges related to Unemployment Insurance Fraud – do you have the resources you need to protect your organization and your employees? KSSHRM is working hard to partner with the Kansas Department of Labor and provide meaningful guidance to HR pros in the form of:

You can find all of these resources and more on our website and available for download.

Have a specific need for additional guidance?
Have a UI story to share?
Please reach out and help us strengthen our advocacy efforts even further.
SHRM Foundation has officially launched the HR-Registered Apprenticeship Program (HR RAP), the first national HR apprenticeship program!

Powered by SHRM's competency-based certification program, the HR RAP is designed to develop untapped talent and upskill incumbent workers for the HR Specialist role through a "learn and earn" experience. This on-the-job training paired with classroom learning leads to higher productivity and increased retention. Apprentices will be prepared to earn the SHRM-Certified Professional credential, giving them the skills they need to deliver results to your organization and an opportunity to progress in an established career path. The website: hrapprentice.org. For more information please contact Mary Wright, Manager, Apprenticeship. 
Another successful Leadership Academy!
Thank you to our amazing KS SHRM volunteers and sponsors for another successful event. We are excited to ring in 2021!

Click here to register for the 2021 VIRTUAL KS SHRM Employment Law Employee Benefits Conference! View our speaker lineup here and don't forget the HR Day on the Hill on the third day as part of conference registration.
Upcoming Chapter Events
Our Kansas Chapters are hosting incredible events all across the state! Many are happening virtually with the COVID challenges we are facing. You can click here or on the Affiliate Chapters tab to find any one of our chapters to be directed to their website to find upcoming events.
Upcoming Events:
Check out the events happening with SHRM JC through May! Visit their website here.
Upcoming Events:

Check out the events happening with Wichita SHRM through April! Visit their website here.
Upcoming Events:
Events are planned through the 2021 with the Topeka SHRM Chapter! Check them out here.

Upcoming Events:
Check out the list of events planned through 2021 with the Southeast Kansas Human Resource Association! All are listed here.
Upcoming Events:

Check out the list of events planned with the Human Resource Professionals of Greater Emporia! Find them here.
HRCI Certification Information
Beginning this year, HRCI is requiring Ethics education. Check out the link below on this new requirement.

SHRM is offering up to 60 PDC for COVID-19 work. You can login to SHRM.org and see the requirements.
SHRM is aware of the great amount of work many of you have done to support your organizations and/or communities COVID-19 needs and would like to acknowledge the countless hours that you have dedicated to this effort. If you are a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential holder who is working toward recertification you can earn all 60 PDCs for your work in this area.
To take advantage of this opportunity, simply summarize your activities using this COVID-19 Response Summary Form and follow the instructions outlined in the form to redeem your credits.
The following examples offer a possible framework for documenting your activities on the form.
  • CARES Act and its impact on unemployment
  • Communicable disease exposure issue and quarantine pay
  • Essential business and essential workers (definitions, hazard pay, protecting workers in the public)
  • FFCRA law implementation and exceptions
  • Furloughs, pay reductions, layoffs, WARN
  • Hiring in a COVID-19 and virtual world (rescinding and delaying offers, i-9 issues)
  • PPP loans and loan forgiveness
  • Return to work issues (recall, health screening/testing, social distancing, fear of returning to work)
  • Transitioning to a virtual workforce (telework, addressing employees who are unable to telework, keeping employees engaged)

Are you an #HRSurvivor?

If so, we need your grit! Volunteer to be on the 2021 State Conference planning committee. Reach out to the KSSHRM office if you'd like to help chart the course for next year's event. Are you up to the challenge? #ksshrm21
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Q2 2021 April 1 for publication date of April 15, 2021
Q3 2021 July 1 for publication date of July 15, 2021
Q4 2021 October 1 for publication date of October 15, 2021

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