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4 Essential I-9 Resources for Higher Ed

by Gayle Kiser

I-9

The devil is in the detail, and nowhere is that more apparent than with Form I-9 compliance. Civil enforcement of I-9 requirements often focuses on form over substance, which means paperwork errors can result in fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars even without evidence of the employment of unlawful immigrants.

Throw in the mergers that have taken place in higher education over the past few years, and the volume of paperwork (and potential for error) can increase substantially. Carolyn Knight-Cole, associate vice president of human resources operations at Rutgers University, recently found herself with thousands of I-9s to review and, in some cases, reverify after her institution merged with another.

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Talking Diversity With Walgreens CDO Steve Pemberton

by Missy Kline

Pemberton_SteveWalgreens Chief Diversity Officer Steve Pemberton has a story to tell — a story about overcoming adversity, breaking down barriers, and rising above stereotypes. But it’s not just any story … it’s his story. And by sharing it, he's reinforcing the notion that we don't all look like our stories, and that diversity is a multifaceted concept.

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Higher Education HR News

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Test Your HR Legal Knowledge: No Gossip Policies

by Julie Boggs

test-your-hr-legal-knowledge-CUPA-HRAre you an HR legal expert? Here’s a real court case to help test your HR legal knowledge. Review the facts of the case, tell us which side you think prevailed, and find out if you’re right!

The Case: “No Gossip” Policies - Laurus Technical Institute (NLRB, ALJ, No. 10-CA-093934, 12/11/13)

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A Clear Connection for Two CUPA-HR Members

by Julie Boggs

handshakeI recently received a request from someone who wanted to “connect” with me on LinkedIn. This person was someone active in my professional industry who I did not know. I accepted their invitation and was excited about the potential of getting to know them. Unfortunately, that’s where it ended. We were “connected” but we made no connection. Sound familiar?

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Higher Education HR News

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higher-education-hr-newsHere are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

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A New Student Transcript Model Showcases Experiential Learning

by Missy Kline

blog imageThrough a new student transcript model, Elon University has enabled its graduates to showcase their full college experience to potential employers. By listing not only coursework, but also accomplishments in Elon’s five signature experiential learning programs, the transcript provides a more robust picture of a student’s college education, from academics to in-the-field learning to opportunities to develop as a leader.

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Three Lessons in Benefits Consolidation

by Missy Kline

benefitsCan less really be more when it comes to employee benefits? Sometimes, yes – when we’re talking number of providers and plans offered. After reviewing its core voluntary benefits offerings last year and finding that employees on its 33 campuses could choose from a staggering 177 different plans administered by 62 different vendors, the University System of Georgia HR office set out to do some downsizing.

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