October 7, 2020 Edition
HR News Watch
PHRA Spotlights!
Vendor Spotlight
Nesco Resource
Nesco Resource is one of the leading national staffing and employment agencies offering services in temporary staffing, direct hire, and a host of other staffing and recruiting solutions. Through its branch office network, Nesco Resource offers clients and employees services ranging from Temporary Staffing, Permanent Placement, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Onsite Management Services and more. Nesco Resource is an employment agency with dedicated offices supporting Engineering & IT, Clerical & Light Industrial, and Accounting & Finance specialties.

Contact: Marcy McKivitz, 412-246-4826
Member Benefit Spotlight
PHRA Committees

Make a direct impact on PHRA programs and services while networking with other members by participating on a PHRA committee! Participation in committees have the potential to turn into leadership roles within the PHRA, such as Committee Chair positions and seats on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to collaborate with us by volunteering along side fellow members, the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and PHRA staff.

Click here to learn more and participate!
What's Happening in the PHRA?
The countdown is on to the 2020 PHRA Annual Conference!
PHRA Perspectives Bi-monthly Newsletter
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September 2020
Members receive access to all editions of the association's bi-monthly electronic newsletter, Perspectives, published six times a year.

Stay up to date on the latest HR issues and association news and highlights and click here. 
Seize The Day – Opportunity Awaits!

Enhance skill sets, gain qualifications, and advance or refocus your career with SHRM’s live online PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS! 
Register today and save $200 on a SHRM virtual seminar (excludes Cert Prep and Specialty Credential programs) with code YourFuture20.
ALERT New Pennsylvania Overtime Regulation Now in Effect

The Pennsylvania Bulletin finally published the overtime regulation so that the effective date for the new rules is October 3, 2020.

This means that the minimum salary required for exempt executives, administrators and professional (EAP) employees in Pennsylvania is now $684 per week ($35,568 annually) effective October 3, 2020, will be $780 weekly ($40,560 annually) effective October 3, 2021, and $875 weekly ($45,500 annually) effective October 3, 2022. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the minimum weekly salary required for EAP employees to be exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements is currently $684.

Inaugural PA State Wide Job Fair
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be celebrating NDEAM by hosting the  First Statewide Virtual Job Fair. This event will be held  October 19 - 23, 2020 utilizing Labor Connect’s virtual platform. We have many exciting opportunities planned for employers and job seekers! 
Employers will have the opportunity to meet with job seekers on three separate days. Two days (Wednesday 10/21/2020 and Thursday 10/22/2020) will have morning and afternoon sessions dedicated to adult job seekers, who have identified as having a disability and one day (Friday 10/23/2020) will be dedicated to high school students, who have identified as having a disability. Employers will have the opportunity to participate in one day, two days, or  ALL  three days!
Employment fairs have been a resounding success because of employers like you. We are looking for employers who have internship opportunities and/or permanent hiring needs. There is no charge for an employer to participate. Registration includes job recruiter, 10 job postings, and a virtual interview room. Click  HERE to reserve a spot!

PHRA Named PA SHRM State Council Chapter of the Year!
The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes outstanding chapter initiatives, major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that help to elevate the profession of human resources

We are grateful for each and every one of our dedicated volunteers and chapter leaders, without whom this distinguished award would not be possible. Thank you to our Committee Chairs, Directors at-Large, Volunteers, Business Partners, Members at-Large, and Staff for making 2019/2020 a huge success! Here's to an even brighter 2021!
Calling All Members into Action
The PHRA is currently seeking member volunteers in all industries, specialties, and career levels for both our Buddy and Job Shadow Programs.  
No minimum experience required!

If you are interested in giving back to the HR community and sharing your professional and personal experience with an HR student or an emerging professional, email 
Katherine Miller at 
KMiller@PittsburghHRA.org today!
The SHRM Advocacy Team has been developed by SHRM Government Affairs as a way to assist HR Advocates - professionals like you - in making their voices heard on public policy issues impacting the workplace. It's time that policymakers - both in Washington and in state capitals across the country - understand the role HR plays in today's workplace. The SHRM Advocacy Team is a crucial component of SHRM's advocacy efforts, and works with you to advance the interests of the HR profession at both the federal and state levels. As a member of the SHRM Advocacy Team, you will join the ranks of other HR Advocates committed to moving the HR profession forward, and be the voice of our profession. 

Membership Reminder!
It is important to have an up-to-date PHRA Member Profile.

Profile accuracy allows you to continue to receive the latest association news and happenings, and will allow other members to get in touch with you! Make sure your profile is updated with any new phone numbers, email addresses, or street addresses!

Click here to sign in to your profile and make necessary updates.
COVID-19 Resource Corner
PHRA and SHRM are continually monitoring the current state of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please know that PHRA and SHRM are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, members, conference attendees and partners around the region.  We have been monitoring and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, following guidance from the local authorities and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) is a membership organization and a source of practical policy, regulatory, workforce and emerging trend information for human resource and business professionals.  
PHRA services enhance the HR professional's leadership role in the vitality of the region's workforce and economy. Representing more than 1200 individual members, the Association's mission is to serve the HR community by providing superior professional development, networking opportunities and educational resources to enhance the value of the profession. Founded in 1915, PHRA has been improving the competency and value of the HR professional and is the premier human resources association in the region. 
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