Quarterly News from Kansas SHRM
May 2021
Kids’ Chance of Kansas

Kids’ Chance of Kansas is a 501c organization with the mission to provide educational scholarships to the children of Kansas workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured in work-related accidents. If you know a parent or guardian of a child who may qualify, please share the website, www.kidschanceks.net where they can apply for a scholarship for post-secondary education at a university, college or technical school.  

The Planning for the Future initiative is administered by the Kids’ Chance of America and designed to reach potential scholarship applicants, specifically those who are not yet of college age. Kids’ Chance collects and maintains contact information for identified students and communicates with them when the time comes to start considering higher education. If you know a parent or guardian of a child who may qualify, even if their college-age years are far away, Click here  to submit information for potential scholarship opportunities.

At Kids’ Chance of America, when the time is right, they will share the information with the appropriate Kids’ Chance state organization to begin the scholarship application process for the applicant to be considered for Kids’ Chance support.

You may follow Kids’ Chance of Kansas on LinkedIn for up to date scholarship recipient stories, fundraising events and more. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kids-chance-of-kansas-9156461bb/

If you have any questions, are interested in volunteering and would like to speak with a Kids’ Chance of Kansas Board member please email info@kidschanceks.net.
SHRM Foundation has officially launched the HR-Registered Apprenticeship Program (HR RAP), the first national HR apprenticeship program!

Powered by SHRM's competency-based certification program, the HR RAP is designed to develop untapped talent and upskill incumbent workers for the HR Specialist role through a "learn and earn" experience. This on-the-job training paired with classroom learning leads to higher productivity and increased retention. Apprentices will be prepared to earn the SHRM-Certified Professional credential, giving them the skills they need to deliver results to your organization and an opportunity to progress in an established career path. The website: hrapprentice.org. For more information please contact Mary Wright, Manager, Apprenticeship. 
Kansas Micro-Internship Program
This program is part of the Kansas Board of Regents’ “Building a Future strategic plan and the Kansas Department of Commerce’s aim to “connect businesses, job seekers, educational institutions and training providers to ensure the state’s workforce is equipped to meet industry needs and to help create economic success for Kansas residents and businesses.
Employers can create an account and post a micro-internship projects here.

Through this program, Kansas-based companies and nonprofit organizations that select a student who is currently enrolled in a Kansas public two-year college or four-year university is eligible to receive a 50% matching micro-grant up to $250 per project (for a maximum of two projects).  
An overview of the Kansas Micro-Internship Program administered by the Kansas Board of Regents and sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce and the DeBruce Foundation. Here is a recording of a recent webinar for employers to learn more about this program. This session is intended for Kansas Companies and Organizations.
Are you an #HRSurvivor?

Register now for the Kansas State SHRM Conference! The conference will include subjects & topics in the HRCI Body of Knowledge & SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge, All presentations will meet the criteria for recertification credit from both SHRM & HRCI.

Are you up to the challenge? Click here for the registration link. #ksshrm21
Upcoming Chapter Events
Our Kansas Chapters are hosting incredible events all across the state! Many are happening virtually with the COVID challenges we are facing. You can click here or on the Affiliate Chapters tab to find any one of our chapters to be directed to their website to find upcoming events.
Upcoming Events:
Check out the events happening with SHRM JC through June! Visit their website here.
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Check out the events happening with Wichita SHRM through August! Visit their website here.
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Events are planned throughout 2021 with the Topeka SHRM Chapter! Check them out here.
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Check out the list of events planned through 2021 with the Southeast Kansas Human Resource Association! All are listed here.
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Check out the list of events planned with the Human Resource Professionals of Greater Emporia! Find them here.
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Here's a list of events scheduled throughout the rest of 2021with the Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association!
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Check out the list of events planned with SHRM of Southwest Kansas! They are listed here.
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For a list of programs scheduled through August 2021 with the Salina Human Resource Management Association, click here.
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The Human Resource Management Network in the Manhattan area has programs scheduled through September 2021. Click here to view the events.
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The Jayhawk chapter of SHRM has events scheduled through the end of 2021. Click here to view their events schedule.
HRCI Certification Information
Beginning this year, HRCI is requiring Ethics education. Check out the link below on this new requirement.

SHRM is offering up to 60 PDC for COVID-19 work. You can login to SHRM.org and see the requirements.
SHRM is aware of the great amount of work many of you have done to support your organizations and/or communities COVID-19 needs and would like to acknowledge the countless hours that you have dedicated to this effort. If you are a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential holder who is working toward recertification you can earn all 60 PDCs for your work in this area.
To take advantage of this opportunity, simply summarize your activities using this COVID-19 Response Summary Form and follow the instructions outlined in the form to redeem your credits.
The following examples offer a possible framework for documenting your activities on the form.
  • CARES Act and its impact on unemployment
  • Communicable disease exposure issue and quarantine pay
  • Essential business and essential workers (definitions, hazard pay, protecting workers in the public)
  • FFCRA law implementation and exceptions
  • Furloughs, pay reductions, layoffs, WARN
  • Hiring in a COVID-19 and virtual world (rescinding and delaying offers, i-9 issues)
  • PPP loans and loan forgiveness
  • Return to work issues (recall, health screening/testing, social distancing, fear of returning to work)
  • Transitioning to a virtual workforce (telework, addressing employees who are unable to telework, keeping employees engaged)

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