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Winter 2013

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December 10thTrust:  A Strategic Business Resource – CNY SHRM Annual Chapter Celebration

JanuaryLegal Update

FebruaryDiversity Matters

March 19thHealthy Syracuse Workplace Wellness Conference


My Profile

 “When was the last time I updated my online CNY SHRM Profile?"



Need to renew your Membership?

CNY SHRM Membership: Complete the Primary Chapter Designation Form and email to [email protected]

 Member Spotlight

Congratulations to our CNY SHRM  President, Pam Gavenda, for being selected as a Judge for the Workplace Wellness Awards in November!


 Need to Renew your Membership?

Interested in Speaking at an Event?

Complete the Speaker Proposal  Application


 Volunteer Opportunities

CNY SHRM operates through the leadership of our volunteers who give their time to further the mission of the association. Serving as a volunteer is a great way to give back to the HR community and to network with your peers.  It is also a great way to broaden and build your leadership skills.

Get Involved


Interested in getting visibility for your Organization?


Tuesday, December 10th
Location:  Doubletree Hotel, Carrier Circle, Syracuse
Registration:  2:00-2:30 p.m.
Program:  2:30-4:00 p.m.
Chapter Celebration:  4:00-7:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more and register

This program has been submitted to the HRCI Certification Institute for 1.5 recertification credits.

 Interested in Sponsorship for this event?  


Dan Higham at [email protected] or

Jim Jerose at [email protected]


2013 CNY SHRM Salary Survey


2013 CNY SHRM Salary survey results are now available.

Click Here to learn more.

Legal Update

CNY SHRM has heard from its members that legal and compliance issues are at the top of their list of concerns.  Therefore, in addition to providing legal update presentations several times a year at meetings, we will be providing more regular legal bulletins on the CNY SHRM website.  For example, check out our most recent posting regarding the NYS DOL’s Deduction of Wages effective October 9th, 2013.  

If there are specific topics you want to see addressed, either on our website or at our meetings, please contact the CNY SHRM Legislative Committee Chair, Kristen Smith, Esq. at [email protected].

Professional HR Certification Class

Are you interested in achieving your HR certification and want to know what it can do for you? Go to the HRCI site to find this answer and more. Locally we can help you study for the certification tests. Join your fellow HR associates at  on Monday evenings from 5:30 - 8:30 pm beginning Monday, February 3rd for 13 weeks to study and prepare for the certification exam!  Please see our CNY SHRM website for more info on enrolling in this worthwhile class. or email our Professional Certification Chair [email protected] with Le Moyne Certification as your subject line.

Committee Spotlight

Save the Date!

Healthy Syracuse Workplace Wellness Conference

March 19th, 2014

Mark your calendar to attend the second annual Healthy Syracuse Worksite Wellness Conference on March 19, 2014 at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena and Events Center. Click here to find out more.

CNY SHRM and Community Service!

Please join us in our new Workforce Readiness volunteer initiative in March 2014 from 4:00-4:30 on a day of your choice. Click here to learn more.