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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. 

    Next Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am

    Location: Garrett Information Enterprise Center (GiEC) on Garrett College's Campus

    Featured Speakers: First United Bank & Trust: Eric Goff, VP Operational Risk Officer; Joyce Flinn, VP Information Security & Disaster Recovery Officer; and Jennifer Kreighbaum, Compliance and CRA Officer 

    Topic: How to Detect and Prevent Fraud in the Workplace

    Information: Workplace fraud costs businesses billions of dollars each year. It is an ongoing, widespread and varied problem, one that comes in all sizes for all kinds of companies. It can significantly impact a company’s productivity and profitability. The reasons for fraud are not always obvious to the business owner, but knowing the signs along with early intervention and the establishment of firm policies and procedures, you can make an impact on working to prevent fraud in your business.

    We are pleased to welcome fraud prevention experts from First United Bank & Trust as our guest speakers.  

    Eric Goff, VP Operational Risk Officer, has twenty-one years of banking experience, having worked Retail, Audit, Compliance, BSA and Fraud.  He was appointed Compliance Officer in 2016; managing Compliance, Fraud and BSA.  He was appointed Operational Risk Officer in 2019 and is a member of the Bank’s Cybersecurity Committee. Eric earned his CRCM (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) in 2018.  Prior to joining First United Bank & Trust, he worked as a Safety & Soundness Examiner at the Richmond Federal Reserve.
    Joyce Flinn, VP Information Security & Disaster Recovery Officer, has twenty-nine years of banking experience, having worked in Loan Operations, Finance, Risk Management, and IT. She was appointed Information Security Officer in 2001. Joyce also acted as the Privacy Officer and Security Officer at various times. She assumed the responsibilities of Disaster Recovery in 2017 and Risk Management/Vendor Management in 2019. 

    Jennifer Kreighbaum, Compliance and CRA Officer, has ten years of banking experience, having worked Retail, Compliance, Loan Servicing, and Fraud. Jennifer was appointed Assistant Compliance Officer in 2017 and later in 2018 appointed Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer. In late 2019, Jennifer was named Compliance Officer.  Jennifer earned her CRCM (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) certification in 2017 and her CAFP (Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Professional) certification in 2019. 


    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

    Applicants & Employees with Criminal Backgrounds by Julie Moore, attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC

    Workers’ Compensation Basics by Stacey Markel, CHSP, HEM, CHCM

    Western Maryland Consortium by Mary Keller, Business Services Specialist/Career Counselor 

    Virtual Workplace Presentation by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust

    Telework Program Policy - SAMPLE by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust

    Rising Personnel Cost – Should you consider Contractors Temporary Labor or Freelance Workers by Valerie Dzbynski, Human Resources Consultant with Prescott HR Consulting

    About Appalachian Crossroads by Scott Hollingsworth, Executive Director of Appalachian Crossroads

    Maryland's New Minimum Wage Law-What Every Business Needs to Know by Matt Helminiak, Commissioner of Labor and Industry at the Maryland Department of Labor

    Wage an Hour Update - New Department of Labor Final Overtime Rules Dec 2019 by Doug Desmarais, a labor and employment attorney with the firm Smith & Downey