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2012 Excel Silver Award for outstanding

achievements in Chapter operations with continued

growth and development as a business leader!



Colorado Springs Society for Human Resources Management (CSSHRM) presents:

A Free April Double Feature Event!

Are You "Federal Contract" Ready


Veteran & Military Spouse Recruitment Tips

April 16, 2014

Doors Open @ 2:30 PM Presentation Begins @ 3:00 PM

IntelliTec College

2504 E Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Get ready...the rules have changed! Do you have a benchmark set?
Have you set a utilization goal?
Keep your organization compliant with the OFCCP.
VEVRAA and Section 503 Updates are effective NOW!
Do you work with the Federal Government?  
If you do, on March 24th the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) final rule requiring affirmative action for individuals with disabilities and veterans will take effect.  The final regulations will be full of new requirements impacting organizations with government contracts and their affirmative action plans.
Do I need to know this information?
If you answer yes to any of the below, you need to attend!
  • Do you work on Federal contracts?
  • Does your organization have a current Affirmative Action Plan?
  • Are your contracts subject to the CFR and FAR?
  • Do you work with Veterans?
What do I need to do?
Come to hear our speaker, directly from the OFCCP, who will provide an overview of the final changes and tips for compliance. From data collection, surveys of workforce, updating policies and establishing utilization goals, we will get a full overview of the do's and don'ts!
Our Speakers
Carolyn Russell, Assistant District Director, OFCCP
After working for three years in Human Resources at the National Park Service, Carolyn began working for the U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP, as a Compliance Officer. She has now been with the agency for 27 years. Carolyn currently provides leadership to a team of 14 Compliance Officers in the OFCCP's Denver District Office. She has a degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resources Management, from the University of Colorado.
S. Will Waymel, Compliance Officer, OFCCP
Will joined the U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP in 2009.  Prior to joining OFCCP, Will worked as a budget and recruitment manager for a scholarship program for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. He has an undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA and MS in International Business from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Apply your new OFCCP knowledge for utilization and benchmark hiring goals with tips from Kim Hellser, CEO of HSC Careers
Are you looking for new employees?  We have a wealth of veterans and military spouses in the Colorado Springs area with skills you can use.  Kim Hessler, CEO of HSC Careers, will join representatives from MVS and local companies to present recruitment strategies, social networking, and media outreach strategies to help you reach this pool of talented candidates.
Kimberly Hessler is the founder and CEO of HSC Careers.  She has dedicated her career to coaching, training, and assisting military members and their families in transition. She is a motivational speaker and certified Job and Career Transition Coach serving the military community for 25 years.   Kimberly designed the Moving Ahead with Purpose Career Transition Process for military members & their families.  The MAP process is a three-step process with a Career Development Organizer, Moving Ahead with Purpose (MAP) Seminar and a MAP Strategic Career Transition Plan.  During her 25 years of public speaking Kimberly amassed 10,000+ hours of facilitation all focused on career transition.


Kimberly partners with military installations in Colorado Springs, Denver, Albuquerque, Dayton, Oklahoma City and San Antonio to facilitate her LinkedIn Strategies for Your Job Search Seminar.  Her seminar is focused on assisting military members, Veterans and their spouses as they develop their brand on LinkedIn.  Utilizing her career transition strategies numerous clients have connected with their future employer via LinkedIn.

Kimberly’s company HSC Careers, LLC has capitalized on her vast knowledge of career transition to launch a full service website hosting LinkedIn Strategies for You Job Search, Strategies 

Kimberly is passionate about properly preparing military members, Veterans and their spouses for a successful transition. She partners with military installations worldwide to provide comprehensive career development support for military members, Veterans and their Successfully Work a Career Fair and Moving Ahead with Purpose webinars. 


HRCI  Recertification Credit Pending

Recertification credit for this program has been requested for credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at  www.hrci.orgThe use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.




Event Details:

Doors Open at 2:30 pm

Presentation Begins at 3:00 pm

**UPDATED**Event cost:

  • As a part of CSSHRM's community outreach for HR education this meeting will be free to both CSSHRM Members and the public
  • Seating is limited so please register if you plan to attend

For details on membership requirements go to our Membership Information page.


Click HERE to register!


Stay tuned for news on more upcoming 2014 programs!

(Check out the Events link for more details)

April 15, 16 & 17 - Colorado SHRM Day at the Capitol

May 8 - Retaliation: Why Getting Even is Never a Good Idea

June 10 - Joint Meeting with ASTD



Why you should become and maintain your HRCI certification (extracted from the HR Certification Institute)


96 of employers state that a certified job applicant has a greater hiring advantage than a non-certified job applicant.


91of employers state that a certified HR professional is more likely to be considered for promotion than a non-certified HR professional


81of employers believe that a certified HR professional has greater job security than a non-certified HR professional.


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