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  • The Chamber’s HR Roundtable program is exclusively for HR Directors/Managers or those specifically responsible for human resources at your company. The HR Roundtable meets the first Wednesday of each month (with the exception of January) from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to discuss different human resources topics and challenges facing our companies.

    "In addition to providing timely, outstanding learning presentations; the HR roundtable offers the opportunity to network and openly discuss the personnel challenges facing all Garrett County employers.  This is a highly valued program that supports the goal of all Garrett County business being the Best Place to Work!" - Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Upcoming Events

    Members of the HR Roundtable can register for HR Roundtable meetings by logging on to the Member Information Center HERE, going to the Events tab on the navigation bar, typing "HR" into the Keyword Search, finding the meeting you would like to attend, and clicking Register Now. To become a member of the HR Roundtable please complete the application below. 

    Details:  Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am
    Location: Room 103 in the Garrett Information & Enterprise Center (GiEC) at Garrett College

    Featured Speaker:  Doug Desmarais, Attorney with Smith & Downey.

    Topic: Since the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers have been vulnerable to employee claims of sexual harassment.  The defense of these claims is expensive, and the cost of losing a sexual harassment lawsuit can be devastating.  Additionally, sexual harassment in the workplace is a degrading influence that undermines employee morale and productivity. The tsunami of recent high-profile stories about sexual harassment and the resulting "Me Too" campaign emphasizes that this area presents a significant potential liability for employers.  Unfortunately, not all employers take the steps necessary to achieve a harassment-free workplace.  In addition, most employers are ill-prepared to respond to harassment complaints that are not raised through official channels but are publicized on social media sites like Facebook.

    Past Meeting Speakers & Topics

    May 2nd, 2018 - Cpl. Clark Warnick, Garrett County Sheriff's Department will be presenting on steps that can be taken to prepare for these types of events and what to to do if your business is faced with an active shooter situation.

    April 4, 2018Becky Ruppert, Director of Professional Development and Community Services for Allegany College of Maryland for Continuing Education, John Short, Jr., J.D., Vice President for University Advancement for Frostburg State University  &  Julie Yoder, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development for Garrett College presented on Workforce Development & Job Placement

    December 6th - Michael Dougal, Chief Human Resource Officer for Patriot Federal Credit Union, will be presenting on Employee Engagement/Retention/Attraction & Creating a Great Company Culture

    HR Roundtable Meetings are sponsored by Garrett College

  • HR Roundtable Resources

    Previous Power Point Presentations

    Employee Benefits Presentation by Mike Shamblen, Beitzel Corporation 

    Recruiting & Interviewing for Small Businesses Presentation by Angela Flanigan, Garrett County Board of Education 

    Employment Law - Is Your Business Protected? Presentation by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 

    Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare Current and Future Impact on Benefits for Small and Large Businesses by John Grove, ChFC, BB&T Insurance Services

    Building a More Effective Team by Jeannette Rudy Fitzwater, JR Fitzwater & Associates 

    Creating an Empowered Learning Culture by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust

    U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Employee Perks and Incentives: It's Not Always About Money by Janis Bush, Beitzel Corporation 

    Managing the difficult, non-performing employee by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust

    Background Checking & Drug and Alcohol Testing – Are You Compliant? by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 

    Employment Standards Service by Deputy Commissioner Steven Lakin with the Division of Labor and Industry and Tralene Putman, Administrator, Employment Standards Service & Wage and Hour at Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation

    Employee Benefits: Best Practices for Health & Welfare by Billy Grossmiller, Partner and Sales Executive with Crawford Advisors, LLC

    EEOC Guide to Pre-Employment Inquiries

    Guidelines for Pre-Employment Inquiries Technical Assistance Guide