At the August State Council Meeting and the 2011 Annual State Conference, the HR Florida State Council awarded five (5) Chapter Excellence Awards to honor the work performed as a chapter.
Entries had to be submitted by June 28, 2011 and were evaluated on both a qualitative and quantitative basis. In addition to metrics, winners had to clearly identify how their program demonstrated our drive to “Serve the Profession/Advance the Professional.”
The Chapter Excellence awards focused on the demonstrated achievements and execution of one or more of the following “Core Leadership Areas”: Diversity, Workforce Readiness, College Relations, Membership, Certification, Global Affairs and Legislative Affairs.
The Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management (GMSHRM) was awarded a Chapter Excellence Award, as well as a $500 prize, for its entry submitted under the core area of Legislative Affairs. GMSHRM reported its dedication to serving its members and advancing the profession by collaborating with various groups, providing both strategic and compliance-focused programming and obtaining pre-approval for HR Certification Institute credits for the majority of its programs (many of which are free to members). Therefore, Membership, Programming and Certification were all entwined with the core area of Legislative Affairs.
GMSHRM’s report included the following activities:
* Legal Update
* Membership Drive
* Dinner Meeting Program on Economic Forecast
* Collaboration with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
* Workshop on Employers Use of Credit Reports, Arrest and Conviction Reports –presented by the EEOC
* Dinner Meeting Program on Heath Care Reform
* Inaugural Health and Wellness Conference & Expo
* Workshop on I-9 Compliance and Update
* Workshop on Drug Free Workplace Policies Compliance
* Workshop on Compliance with USERRA –presented by the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve)
* Signing, as a Chapter, of the ESGR Statement of Support
* The "Ask Andy" service, Andrew Rodman Esq.'s answers to anonymous employment law questions