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The June topic is Using Social Networks to Bridge the Employee Engagement Gap & Build a Healthy Culture at Work. Don't miss this meeting! 

The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this activity for 1.5 Specified Credit Hours toward HR (General) credit towards the a PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi® and SPHRi® certifications. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program.

The monthly TVHRA sponsor attends our meetings to provide us informative  about their company and services. They also help supplement the cost of our meetings. Please make sure to visit the monthly sponsor table!

The June meeting's sponsor will be Pugh and Company, CPAs.

To register for the June Meeting CLICK HERE

Be sure to arrive early enough to visit our sponsor's booth and enjoying networking with other members!


Arrangements are being made for Edward H. Trent of Wimberly & Lawson to have a Q & A session regarding the recently released regs for the FLSA OT rules change!!  This will our legal update for the month, but more time will be allowed for questions from our membership!  

Ed has an AV Preeminent® Rating - which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity - and since 2011 he has also been recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Employment Law/Management and Litigation/Labor and Employment. 

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TVHRA Past President's Scholarship  

Congratulations to Larry Strange, Human Resource Manager for HP Pelzer in Athens, TN.

Larry has won the full scholarship to the TN SHRM annual conference, held this year in Memphis.  Congratulations Larry!

Mark Your Calendars NOW to participate in the East Tennessee Wage & Benefit Survey Coming in August!

The 2016 - 2017 East Tennessee Salary, Wage & Benefits Survey conducted for the TVHRA by is coming soon.  Data reported for this year’s survey will be as of June 2016 and survey data will be collected in August.

As a TVHRA member you can participate in the upcoming survey FREE of charge. All you have to do is complete and submit the online questionnaire anytime during the month of August and you will receive FREE access to the online results when released in Sept.  You will also be eligible to receive reduced prices on customized survey reports and statewide data (using TVHRA’s referral code 78-347).

We encourage all TVHRA members to take advantage of this valuable opportunity.


July's meeting will be at lunch time and will feature Chris McCarty, employment law attorney with Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. The topic - "Claims to Keep You Up At Night."


This one hour session will focus on trending claims in the world of EEOC charges and employment lawsuits, including, but not limited to, ADA claims, ADEA claims, FLSA claims. What are the typical, underlying mistakes? How can you focus on preventing them? And what can be done once you receive an EEOC charge or a related lawsuit?

Registration and networking will begin 11:30 a.m. followed by a buffet luncheon at 12:00 p.m., followed  by our program.   Costs will be $11.00 for members, $15.00 for guests, and $5.00 for students.


TVHRA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management 

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  • June 14, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Rothchilds Conference Center 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923

    June's topic will be presented by Jay Kelley, President and CEO of Spire, the enterprise social network for wellness that builds healthy culture on behalf of employers and health plans. 

    Our sponsor will be Pugh CPA's. Be sure to arrive early enough to visit our sponsor's booth and enjoying...

  • June 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Bar Marley 760 Stone Street, NW Knoxville, TN 37901

    Yah Mon! Come out and join us for a "Caribbean" HR Happy Hour at Bar Marley.. There's a boat, and sand, and caribbean themed food and lots of tropical treats! We will be out there on Tuesday, June 28th for networking and fun.. And, if you would like to stay after 7, there's an art class!

  • July 12, 2016 - 11:30am
    Rothchild's 8807 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37923

    Lunch is available at 11:30 a.m.  The meeting will start at 12:00 noon.

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