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OSHA Takes Steps to Finalize Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

by CUPA-HR

work injuryThe 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.

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D.C. Council Introduces Paid Family Leave Plan

by CUPA-HR

Paid-Family-Leave-blogAs 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.

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Leading For the Future: Responding to Increasing Ethical Expectations

by CUPA-HR

ethics-trainingHow 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.

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2015 Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update for Higher Ed

by Gayle Kiser

Ulman_2015UpdateIn 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).

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5 Ways to Drive Organizational Change

by Justin Harris

Time for ChangeAre 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.

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House Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Higher Ed Costs and Tax Policy

by CUPA-HR

The purpose of the hearing, as Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) stated in his opening remarks, was to “examine whether federal tax policies for colleges and universities are best serving students and families” and how changes to these policies may increase college affordability. The subcommittee focused on four factors possibly impacting tuition: federal student aid; the manner in which schools spend their money; executive compensation; and endowments.

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Efforts to Repeal the “Cadillac” Tax Ramp Up

by CUPA-HR

money signOver the last month we have seen a significant uptick in congressional activity related to the repeal of the “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage. The tax, which is part of President Obama’s healthcare law, would impose a 40 percent levy on healthcare plans for any coverage cost above certain thresholds.

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Highlights From the 2015 Annual Conference in Orlando

by Missy Kline

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More than 900 higher ed HR pros from all 50 states and nine countries gathered in Orlando, Florida, last week for learning, connecting and inspiration (and maybe a little playing, too!) at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2015. Here are some highlights from our time together.

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3 Ways to Manage Different Employee Temperaments

by Justin Harris

One of my favorite sessions at this year's CUPA-HR Annual Conference was "Connecting Introverts and Extroverts in the Higher Ed Workplace," presented by team members from Georgia Institute of Technology. With tons of personal insight and the science to back it up, the presenters offered some practical advice on how to manage both types of employees and the best way to create an environment in which everyone is comfortable and cohesive.

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