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eNewsBreif: Hot Topics in Diversity
Feb. 13, 2009
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Dear Valued ASHHRA Member,

In this difficult economic time, ASHHRA is finding ways to assist you with low cost (or no cost) educational opportunities. On February 24, there will be a FREE Webinar (for ASHHRA members) on the Employee Free Choice Act and its impact on organizations. Facilitated by Roger King of Jones Day and Jim Trivisonno of IRI Consultants, the Webinar is scheduled for 11:00 am 1:00 pm CT. It will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and get answers about this critical impending legislation. It is a topic that will be impacting your organization, so it has never been more important for you to attend. Go to www.ashhra.org for the registration form and further details.

Also, if you visit the ASHHRA Web site, you will find the ASHHRA 2008 Annual Report. It contains important highlights of the work of the Board and staff in 2008. As you read it, you will be assured that ASHHRA has kept the value of your membership in mind as the driving force behind the initiatives that were implemented.

Immediate Past President Jeanene Martin led the effort in bringing you the content-rich resources we currently have on the ASHHRA Web site. Please know that your valuable feedback from the 2008 Member Benefits Survey has allowed us to make continuous improvements to meet your health care HR needs. Visit www.ashhra.org often.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you very much,


Cathy Sewell
Executive Director, ASHHRA


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