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Newsletter: October 2019

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee, led by Shauna Waldin as the Committee Chair, is the force behind all the CRHRA events you attend. Several members meet monthly to discuss and satisfy the continuing education needs of Human Resources professionals in a constantly changing environment.

There is great deal of work involved in organizing an event, from researching hot topics, soliciting and inviting speakers, to arranging attractive and accessible venues and being the first and last on the scene at the program events. The Program Committee also works closely with our Chapter Administrator to coordinate announcements and registration for members to ensure all runs smoothly.

The Programs Committee not only has identified the key to creating successful and smoothly running events with numerous moving pieces, but also how to do it in a harmonious and fun way. We meet monthly for breakfast and strategizing at Panera Bread in Latham. If you are eager to use your creative and organizational skills as a Program Committee volunteer, please join us by contacting

If you are up for more entertainment, join us at our next program, the Legal Update with John Bagyi, on Wednesday, November 13th !

Legal Q & A

October 2019
By: Paul Buehler
Bond Schoeneck & King

Question: It is October 2019, why is this month so significant?

Answer: There are several important deadlines and changes occurring this month that will affect employers across the board. 

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Legal Update

Wednesday, November 13

Mark your calendars for the 2019 CRHRA Labor & Employment Law Update. This is a program you don’t want to miss! 

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: The Desmond
660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211

Register Today!

Chapter Chatter

Member Spotlight

Name:  Alex Sullivan
Title and Employer or Area of HR Expertise:  
I am an HR Manager at the Center for Disability Services. As a business partner, I provide guidance and support in the areas of employee relations, recruitment and selection, job analysis and compensation, training and development, and performance management. I partner with the Quality Assurance and Improvement department on investigations involving allegations of abuse, neglect, and/or mistreatment of the people we support and supporting employees through the investigatory process involving allegations. I provide direct supervision and career development to members of the HR team.
What was your first HR related job? 
I started my HR career at the Center for Disability Services as an HR Associate, where the bulk of my role was to lead new hire paperwork meetings for new hires, complete background checks and pre-employment clearances for new hires, and coordinate bimonthly new hire orientation. 
What’s your favorite “classic” movie? 
The Sound of Music

Welcome New Members! 

Ricardo Aguilar, Northline Utilities
Emily Arrandale, Ellis Medicine
Graig Carbino, CAP COM Federal Credit Union
Amandia Carr, Interfaith partnership for the homeless
Ann Dopilka, Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants, PC
Kimberly DuBois, Healthcare Association of NYS
Vanessa Horne, American Lamp Recycling, LLC
Kerrie Joiner, Town of Schodack
Adam Lawrence, BST & Co
Lena LeGere, MVP Health Care
Loretta Longo, Dawn Homes Management
Brooke Pancoe, Arrow Financial Corp.
Jessica Rucinski, Student
Dr. Stephnie Stern
Lindsay Tookes, The United Group of Companies, Inc.

Career Center

Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) proudly administers a Job Posting service to benefit both our members and businesses searching for an affordable way to reach out to a large pool of qualified HR professionals. CRHRA only accepts postings for jobs that fall within the field of Human Resources. This is a great place for HR professionals to search for jobs, or just keep in touch with the trends in the HR job market, without having to weed through the newspaper classified section. For employers, this is an excellent way to stretch recruitment budgets and reach a niche audience in a wide geographic area.

To review the current postings or submit a job posting for your company, please visit us here.


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