Letter From The 2019 President

Dear LSHRM Members!

Happy New Year!

I would like to begin the 2019 year by giving thanks. I would like to thank our board for an extremely successful 2018 year and thanks to Patricia Williams for her great leadership and guidance. Lastly, I would like to thank each of you for being members of the most awesome, fun and successful chapter in the world!

In 2019, LSHRM will continue to be involved with our community leaders and provide solutions to workforce issues that we are facing in our places of business. Our success formula at LSHRM is all about PEOPLE. We will continue to...

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Designing Organizations to Perform: What HR Professionals Should Know

January 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Approved 1.0 SHRM and HRCI

Michael Gold

Companies often do not change as rapidly as the environments in which they operate. This can lead to poor business performance and reduced engagement for even the strongest talent. This session will present a model of organization design, symptoms of effective and ineffective design, and real-life examples.

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Fight For Air Climb


Come & Join LSHRM for this unique event raising funds for the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb, scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd, at the National City Tower on 101 S 5th Street.

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Legislative Update - KY Pension Reform Update

Kentucky's legislature adjourned session on December 18th without passing a replacement pension law.

The original pension law signed by Gov. Matt Bevin earlier this year was struck down on the 13th by the state Supreme Court, deeming it unconstitutional. Gov. Bevin called a special session on the 17th but when lawmakers arrived they became concerned. The two bills being proposed had unexpected differences from the original law and they were unwilling to pass the revised version.

With less than 4 hour notice, advocacy groups said they scrambled to get members to the Capitol in time to protest the session, which was held at 8 pm. It would have been better, the groups said, had lawmakers waited until the 2019 General Assembly convened in three weeks so an open, deliberative process involving all interested parties could be used to craft a better pension bill.

We can be assured this topic will be at the forefront in 2019. Gov. Bevin has asserted pension crisis represents the single greatest threat to the long-term health of the Commonwealth and has declared pension reform the meaningful first step toward shoring it up.

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LSHRM Number Three in the World!

LSHRM has retained its spot as the third highest fundraiser for the SHRM Foundation for 2018 with $12,911.08. Thanks go to all who donated and to the LSHRM 2018 Board of Directors and volunteers- this is our largest contribution to date! And it's never too early to give for 2019.

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Employment Symposium Educating on Opioid Addiction

Opioid Addiction is a critical employment issue for Companies to address. The LSHRM Wellness Team would like to keep our LSHRM Members informed and encourage more education on this topic by attending an upcoming Employment Symposium hosted by the South Louisville Opioid Task Force on January 29th, from 8:30am-12:30pm, at the Southwest Regional Library. A link to register for the event is below. This is a public event, so feel free to share it with others who would be interested in attending.


SHRM Certification Scholarship window

opening on January 15th

Are you interested in taking the SHRM-CP or the SHRM-SCP but need financial assistance to cover some of the costs?

The SHRM Foundation offers several $750 scholarships for SHRM members to apply. The Window for submitting applications opens on January 15th.

Please go to the site below to learn more about the scholarship and application process.


There are over $500,000 of various scholarships that you can apply for as well. See email link below:


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