CUPA-HR’s government relations team is fielding questions every day from members, higher education associations and government affairs departments at institutions across the country about the DOL’s proposed overtime rule — when the rule might be released, guidance on how to prepare for it and whether or not there is anything they can do to convince DOL to reconsider the proposal. To this last question, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Here's how.
Nov. 13, 2015
Nov. 11, 2015
On October 30, CUPA-HR, the American Council on Education and 36 other higher education associations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin as the Court prepares to hear arguments for a second time regarding the constitutionality of UT’s diversity in admissions policy.
Nov. 10, 2015
A Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Enough With the Lip Service … It’s Time for Action!
Recent events at the University of Missouri and Yale (and several other institutions over the past couple of years) should serve as a reminder that a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion MUST be the personal and professional responsibility of every higher education leader, as well as the responsibility of every member of the campus community. This means that we ALL must work together to build institutional capacity and individual capability, to shape culture and to cultivate supportive and inclusive learning environments that advance organizational effectiveness and success.
Nov. 4, 2015
If it’s been a while since you visited CUPA-HR’s Knowledge Center, pop on over and take a look! We’ve added several new toolkits, and every few months we refresh the home page with timely and hot topics. The topics currently highlighted on the Knowledge Center home page include drug use in the workplace, HR's role in preventing cyberattacks, the president's executive order on paid sick leave for federal contractors and “skills in a box” resources related to collaboration around DEI efforts.
Nov. 3, 2015
As an HR professional, what knowledge, skills and abilities make you successful? What strengths help you contribute to your organization’s or institution’s mission, vision, values and goals? What traits enable you to add value and remain relevant? The RBL Group's 2015 HR Competency Study has identified nine competencies today's HR professionals must possess in order to strategically contribute to their organizations.
Oct. 29, 2015
The rule would require most employers to electronically report injury and illness recordkeeping data to OSHA on a quarterly basis and would create a searchable website where OSHA would make employers' data publicly available.
Oct. 22, 2015
As paid family leave becomes an increasingly important topic on the national stage and a major issue in the presidential election, with Democrat and Republican contenders alike advocating for family leave policies, the Washington D.C. Council recently introduced legislation that would provide D.C. workers and residents with up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave every two years.
Oct. 21, 2015
How can we help prepare our organizations’ leaders to succeed in a socially and globally connected world? Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO of Leading in Context and author of the book 7 Lenses, offers up some strategies organizations can employ to help their leaders stretch to stay on top of changing expectations.
Oct. 20, 2015
In his Washington update at the 2015 CUPA-HR Annual Conference, CUPA-HR Chief Government Relations Officer Josh Ulman focused on three looming compliance issues. Read the overview here, and be sure to watch the full session recording (available to CUPA-HR members only).
Oct. 16, 2015
Are the policies and practices at your organization in dire need of updates to make them more relevant, applicable and inclusive for your current workforce? If you answered “yes,” it may be time to start a revolution in your workplace. In the CUPA-HR Annual Conference session entitled, “What Kind of Revolution Shall We Start Today? Lessons From Political Scientists Who do HR," attendees sat at attention listening to and discussing with colleagues exactly what is needed to enact radical, positive and necessary change in our institutions.