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October 2013 MVHRA Connections


Newsletter - October 2013

Presidential Ponderings Volume 2, Edition 10

October 2013

Connecting-it’s about expanding your Net WORTH!

Erin Henry, MSA, PHR
Servant Leader MVHRA 2012-2013


I’ve been pondering another awesome OHIO State Conference that came and went! It was a record year of over 880+attendees who were Making “…Connections that Count” in Sandusky, OH. There was also an opportunity to earn 17.5 general recertification credits with 9.25 of those considered specified (strategic). In addition there was a scavenger hunt, dancing, tweeting, signing, hula-hooping, prizes, crying (in a good way), and a whole lot of laughter! If you missed this great event, mark your calendars now for next year’s 42nd annual conference September 17-19th, 2014 “HR Marathon; Setting the Pace for the Future”!
Meanwhile I’ve recently been connected to a great local resource that I’d like to share. Did you know that Culture Works is now producing an Annual Guide to Arts & Culture in the Dayton Region? This publication provides listings of cultural organizations, information on the 2013-2014 arts season, and a map of the region showing the location of more than 100 arts and cultural organizations. This guide not only encourages citizens to connect more often to the vast array of cultural experiences available throughout the community, it can also be used as a relocation and economic development tool to differentiate and distinguish the Dayton Region as a unique arts and cultural market. The quantity and quality of the cultural offerings in our region are an asset not found in most other communities of our size and should be a source of significant community pride. This publication helps celebrate the resources that make the Dayton Region such a vibrant place to live, work, play, and stay—and allows us to share our story proudly with those outside the region, who may not be aware of the richness of our community’s culture. I was quite impressed with this guide! I will make free copies available to you at the October meeting. If you are unable to attend but your company would like to receive free copies of this publication, you can contact

Employment Corner!!

Check out these exciting Human Resource job opportunities:

· HRIS Administrator – Wright-Patt Credit Union
· HR Generalist – Provimi North America, Inc., a Cargill company
· Senior Human Resource Generalist – Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
· HR Coordinator – Brower Insurance

To see full job descriptions and/or apply for these employment opportunities, please visit the MVHRA website and click Job Opportunities

October 2013 Professional Workshop

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Conflict Resolution.
Speakers: Steve Browne, State Director, Ohio SHRM

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Proffessional Development Workshop

This program is under review for recertification credits.

For more information or to register - click HERE.

2013 Chapter Luncheon -Oct 8, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM

Engage Me or Enrage Me
Deb Graham, ACT Strategic

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker

For more information or to register - click HERE

This program has been pre-approved by The HR Certification Institute for General Credit. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

MVHRA Social Event - Oct 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM


Who: Human Resource practitioners, those simply interested in the HR function, MVHRA or other area SHRM chapter members, and non-members—all are welcome!

Where: The Wine Loft at The Greene (Ample free parking is available behind The Wine Loft in The Greene public parking lot)

For more information or to register - click HERE

Veterans Employment & Training Seminars - Free/2 day seminar

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 through Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

All Seminars Are Held 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
1 Elizabeth Place (East side)
627 Edwin C Moses Blvd., 6th Floor Auditorium
Dayton, Ohio 45408

For more information or to register - click HERE

Click HERE for more information about the Strategic HR Bootcamp from ACT Strategic.

SHRM Foundation News

Evaluating Human Resource Programs
The SHRM Foundation co-published a groundbreaking book offering readers a systematic method for enhancing the value and impact of HR and supporting its emerging role as a strategic organizational leader. Evaluating Human Resources Programs: A 6-Phase Approach for Optimizing Performance provides a practical framework for adjusting and realigning strategies across all types of HR programs.
The authors outline a proven six-phase process that will maximize the likelihood of a successful HR program evaluation, including real-world techniques, strategies, and examples to illustrate their recommended steps and actions. This guide offers consultants and professionals an invaluable resource for understanding and implementing a successful evaluation that will have a meaningful impact on their organizations’ HR programs and strategic outcomes.
To order a copy of Evaluating Human Resource Programs, visit the SHRM Store online (


Notice to Employees of Coverage Options Under the Affordable Care Act

By: Jeffrey A. Mullins, Esq.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
40 North Main Street, Suite 1700, Dayton, Ohio 45423
Telephone: (937) 641-1725

Although the effective dates of several employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act have been postponed until 2015, employers are required to provide a Notice to Employees of Coverage Options (“Notice”) under the Health Insurance Marketplace (also referred to as the “Exchange”) no later than Oct. 1, 2013. The Notice requirement applies to all employers who are subject to the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (generally those employers who employ one or more employees and have at least $500,000 in annual dollar volume of business).

The Notice must be furnished to all employees (full-time and part-time) regardless of their eligibility for benefits under any employer-sponsored health plan. A separate Notice is not required for dependents or other non-employees who are or may become eligible for coverage under the employer’s health plan.

The Notice must contain the following information:
It must inform employees of the existence of the Exchange, including services provided by the Exchange and the manner in which an employee may contact the Exchange to request assistance.
If an employer maintains its own health plan, and its share of the total actuarially projected costs of benefits provided under the plan is less than 60% of such costs, the Notice must inform employees that they may be eligible for a premium tax credit if they purchase coverage through the Exchange.
The Notice must state that if an employee purchases a qualified health plan through the Exchange, the employee may lose the employer contribution (if any) to any health plan offered by the employer and that all or a portion of such contribution may be excludable from income for federal income tax purposes.
Employers are required to distribute the Notice to current employees no later than Oct. 1, 2013. On or after Oct. 1, 2013, employers are required to provide the Notice to new employees within 14 days of an employee’s start date. The Notice must be provided free of charge, written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee, and delivered by first-class mail or electronically in compliance with Department of Labor requirements.

To help employers comply with the obligation to provide the Notice, the Department of Labor has provided model Notices on its website. One model applies to employers who do not offer a health plan, and another model applies to employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees. Employers who rely on their insurance carrier or third-party administrator to distribute the Notice should work with that service provider to assure that the Notice is provided to all employees — not just to plan participants. Although the model Notices include a section for individualized information, employers should note that the instructions to the model Notice relating to these sections provide that they are optional.

Recent guidance issued by the Department of Labor states that no fine or penalty will be assessed for failure to provide the Notice. Employees may find the information in the Notice to be useful in deciding whether to purchase coverage through the Exchange and to apply for advance payment of premium tax credits.

Membership Report

Please welcome these new members to MVHRA!

Rhonda Hess HR Consultant Brower Insurance
Leslie Kahn CEO, PresidentCirrus Consulting
Beth Konstantinidis Account ManagerGS1 US
Leigh Oldham HR DirectorWright State Physicians

Total active MVHRA membership is 281
238 Professionals
21 Vendors
22 Students

Membership Dues Special

 Join between October and December and get the rest of 2013 and all of 2014 for the same price!  That’s like 15 months for the price of 12.  Don’t miss out!

Call For Speakers - MVHRA

 Interested in speaking or recommending a speaker at a future MVHRA Chapter Event? Click HERE for more information. Deadline for submittal - October 15, 2013.

It's Election Time for MVHRA!

It's that time of year again for MVHRA to vote in newly elected officers for our executive board. If you have an interest in running for any of the following positions be sure to let us know. Send an email to Linda Wells, Immediate Past President at no later than Friday, October 11th, 2013. The elected positions are as follows:

- President
- President Elect
- Vice President
- Treasurer
- Secretary
- Membership Director

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