The agenda provides the public with a detailed glimpse into the regulatory policies and priorities under consideration by 59 federal departments, agencies and commissions, sets target dates for each agency and sub-agency’s regulatory actions, and provides insight into which issues will be a short-term focus. Included in the agenda are several issues CUPA-HR has been keeping an eye on, including the revisions to the FLSA's overtime regulations, the persuader rule, electronic reporting of injury and illness reports , the Fair pay and Safe Workplaces executive order and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.