March 2020 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    Dear Members and Friends,

    Things are warming up and Springtime is just around the corner.  Soon things will be in full bloom just like our chapter. I am happy to report that at our Board Meeting on February 27th the board passed the annual budget, provided input on a scholarship process for our members, made progress on updating our Kent Evans Award forms and process, along with discussing the upcoming Employment Law Update Conference and looking into a way to offer our monthly chapter meeting online so that all of our members can gain the knowledge and experience that is provided at each one of our chapter meetings.  We are looking at ways and things we can do that will benefit all or our members. In the upcoming months we will be rolling out the Scholarship information and process along with the nomination forms for the Kent Evans Award.  

    NM State SHRM Conference will be on April 20-21, 2020 at the Isleta Casino and Resort.  You can register for the conference at  The state conference is a great way to network with others in the Human Resources Profession and to gather information on new emerging topics, law changes, gain motivation and learn new motivational techniques that you can take with you.  The conference will also help you in recharging yourself so as the theme for the conference is HR: Power Up! That is what will happen at the State Conference and I hope to see you all there. The NM State SHRM Council is also accepting nomination for the 2020 SHRM HR Professional of the Year and nomination forms can be downloaded from the website at and nominations close on March 30, 2020.  

    Important items for you to be on the lookout for and review as trending topics on the SHRM website:

    • Employee Appreciation Day – March 6th 
    • Daylight Saving Time Begins March 8th 
    • EEO-1 Reporting Deadline March 31st 
    • ACA Reporting Due to IRS (if Electronic Submissions) for ALEs- March 31st 
    • Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Employers to Review Sick Leave Policies – Managing communicable Diseases in the Workplace

    Please spread the word about Southern NM SHRM and encourage your co-workers, HR professionals, friends, and other organizations or businesses to join the Southern NM SHRM Chapter.  You can join on our website at .  

    Remember our Monthly Chapter Meetings are always on the second Thursday of each month and they are held at the Las Cruces Convention Center.  See you at the Monthly Chapter Meeting on March 12th Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace – Presented by Gail Estell with the City of Las Cruces.

    Tania L. Proctor, PHR, SHRM-CP

    2020 President

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    Upcoming Events

    Certification Study Group Meetings:  Contact Melissa at [email protected] for more information

    March 12th meeting 11:30am to 1:00pm – Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Culture- Presented by Gail Estell, City of Las Cruces

    April 9th meeting 11:30 am to 1:00pm – Employee Engagement and Morale – Diagnosis Precedes Prescriptions – presented by Carter Campbell, C2ROI

    April 20-21 State SHRM Conference at Isleta Resort & Casino- Theme “HR Power Up” registration to open in February, 2020 at  Community Partner for this event is Best Buddies.

    June 11th meeting will be a double header on Developing a Successful Reasonable Accommodation Process and the ADA and the Surrounding Hodgepodge Regarding Service Animals – presented by Julie Ballinger with the Affiliate for the Southwest ADA Center.

    To register for our events or for more information please visist

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