Message From the President
Focus Forward 2020: Lead with Passion, Serve with Purpose

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou   

We are quickly approaching the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment) which became Federal Law on August 18, 1920. St. Louisan, Virginia Minor was an important advocate for women’s suffrage and played a significant role in the movement to help break barriers in St. Louis and beyond. Read more...
The Distinction Between Diversity & Inclusion: It Might Not Be What You Think
Submitted by Accounting Career Consultants

In over five decades since the Equal Employment Opportunity mandate has been in effect, we are still talking about diversity in the workplace. However, these discussions have shifted from creating a diverse workforce of women and people of color to creating an inclusive workplace that supports all people. Read more...
Don't Go It Alone: Be a part of SHRM St. Louis' VIRTUAL SHRM Certification Exam Preparation Course
SHRM St. Louis is pleased to announce that we will again offer a SHRM Certification exam preparatory course this fall. Our professional instructor will cover the three domains and modules covered in the SHRM HR competency course, and there will be opportunity for valuable learning through peer discussion. The intensive study session begins Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Click here for more information and to register.

Here's what one attendee had to say about the Spring 2020 Course:
It was amazing to find SHRM St. Louis had a course to support my HR certification prep needs. It had been a long time since I'd taken a course. Despite COVID-19, Katie and Kiristen kept me energized to pass the test even when I thought about giving up. Although there was lots of uncertainty, the one thing that remained constant was our team's focus and drive to remain focused on the end result. After 4 long months of early mornings, sleepless nights, juggling the new norm of working from home, and studying for the test, I passed! I'm very humbled and thankful for this achievement. As I move onto new challenges, I'll never forget the SHRM St. Louis network that helped make my dream of becoming a SHRM-Certified Professional come true.

~ Yvonne Matlock
Teaming Up with Tim Wells & Mel Jones: New FFCRA Guidance for Employers
Earlier this month, the federal court ordered four specific changes to the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations for employees to qualify for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid leave. What did the court change?
Welcome to Our New Members!
We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View new members here.
TPSU Offer: Free Continuing Education to Human Resource Professionals & Plan Fiduciaries
Join Us for an Exclusive 3 Hour No Cost Fiduciary Virtual Training Program - Available dates: August 26th, Sept. 1st, Sept. 2nd & Sept.15th

This 3 hour program covers essential topics pertaining to retirement plan leadership. Program attendees will improve their understanding of:
  • Responsibilities of a Plan Fiduciary
  • Effective retirement management strategies
  • Plan improvements with a high impact on plan outcomes
  • Behavioral finance solutions to improve retirement readiness
  • Structure and oversight of a retirement plan committee
  • Internal communication strategies

3 CE Credits, Learning Modules included, 50+ HR Professionals participating...phenomenal interactive learning.

**REFER TO CONVENIENT DATES NOT LOCATIONS**
Register with referral code: 2020SP
Registration is now open for the 2020 MOSHRM Virtual Conference - September 24th!
While we all had hoped to be in person at Margaritaville Lake Resort, COVID-19 had other plans! We know that HR professionals have been on the front lines of employers' and employees' responses to COVID-19 and social unrest. Extreme situations help us better connect with the people around us who are going through the same experiences. That is us...human resource professionals. We need each other, and we need to continue to learn and grow professionally now, more than ever! So, we decided not to wait until 2021 to hold a MOSHRM state-wide conference! And, attendees will be able to gather up to 27.0 hours of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit between the live virtual event, and on-demand viewing. Click here for more information and to register.
Team Empower - Turning obstacles into opportunities takes teamwork...
Team Empower is a special group of passionate individuals who are dedicated to helping empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations. Established in 2017, Team Empower is the SHRM Foundation's most accessible giving circle. Your annual donation of $30 or more will automatically add you to the team at www.shrmfoundation.org/donate. Remember to give credit to SHRM STL by using code 13 in the chapter ID box.
News From Our Business Partners
Ogletree's Burt Garland will speak about employee political expression on social media at AAIM's upcoming Leadership Speaker series.

Part I of Ascentis' series on Reopening America, written by Bob Greene, is out! Find out what is happening in the world of CDC guidelines, OSHA inaction and states filling the void. Check it out!

Open enrollment and benefit communication technology is on the forefront of many HR managers mind. Reach out to Brendan Dusha at BeneBloc, to see what cost-neutral options you can implement with your broker.
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